Dance: An Expense of Sprirt

An Expense of Spirit

Imagine dinner at a grand luxe restaurant. The satiny table linen is blindingly white, the chinaware and Baccarat crystal positively glisten, the maitre d' and waiters are impeccably dressed. The diners sit down, admire the pleasing surroundings, and then comes the piéce de résistance: a greasy hamburger, accompanied by limp French fries and a fizzy concoction dosed with cyclamates. That, roughly, was what it was like at an eagerly anticipated dance event: the gala opening last week of the revitalized Harkness Ballet at the palatial new Harkness Theater near...

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