Music: Lady of the Still Point

For most of the ballet enthusiasts who saw its New York première, the American Ballet Theater's sumptuous new production of Raymonda provided a night to remember. For one thing, the visually dazzling revival marked the return of Denmark's Erik Bruhn, 46, from his retirement three years ago; at the peak of his career, he was widely regarded as the world's reigning danseur noble. For another, Bruhn was appearing for the first time in the U.S. with his friend and rival Rudolf Nureyev, who has created a production that should enhance his reputation as...

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