Theater: Danse Nocturne

BALLROOM

Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Dance has become Broadway's dominant metaphor for vitality, renewal and survival in the past few seasons. A Chorus Line pumped such tingling life into Shubert Alley that the entire theater district began pulsating with an almost forgotten excitement.

Hints of the dance revolution appeared as early as Follies and Chicago. Fittingly, Michael Bennett, who became a choreographer-king with Chorus Line, had provided the dance numbers for Follies. And Bob Fosse, the dance wizard who choreographed Chicago, enlarged his Broadway dominion with Dancin', a bookless paean to the sensuous dynamics of the human body.

With Ballroom, Director-Choreographer Bennett adds...

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