Canada: MANITOBA: Prairie Pirouette

The Winnipeg Ballet came home in triumph last week from its first tour of the cow country and wheatlands to the West. Receipts for the swirl through Regina, Saskatoon and Edmonton did not quite meet expenses, but there were satisfying compensations. Wrote the Regina Leader-Post's critic: "Ballet is in Regina to stay."

In its own hometown again, the amateur company immediately put on three sellout performances ($1.25 top) in the municipal Playhouse Theater. Director Gweneth Lloyd, energetic Englishwoman who founded the Winnipeg Ballet in 1938, had three new productions in her repertory: Les Coryphées, inspired by Degas' paintings and set...

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