Music: Feather Feud

In a flurry of ruffled tutu feathers, a battle was joined last week. At the Metropolitan Opera House the Original Ballet Russe opened to a predominantly male first-night audience (including a young man with sequin dust in his hair). The next night Manhattanites scurried to the Broadway Theater for the opening of the American-style Ballet Theater.

The two ballet companies were dancing out a personal feud between two former partners: American Ballerina Lucia Chase and Russian-born Sol Hurok, the Little White Father of ballet in America. Last spring Miss Chase canceled her contract with Hurok and took her troupe to London, where...

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