Music: Gregory Bows Out

The dance world has been reverberating for some time with tales of unrest and unhappiness at American Ballet Theater, the nation's premier dance company. American members of A.B.T. felt upstaged and upset by the arrival of Soviet Defectors Natalia Makarova (in 1970) and Mikhail Baryshnikov (in 1974). This fall A.B.T. recruited three more foreign superstars: Stuttgart Ballet's Marcia Haydée and two Italian artists, Carla Fracci and Paolo Bortoluzzi. Thus nobody quite believed it last week when, on the eve of the opening of the company's six-week Manhattan season, A.B.T.'s American star Cynthia...

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