Thursday, December 02, 2010


From Jennifer Homans's Apollo's Angels (2010), at 465, in a chapter about ballet in Britain:
In August 1960, representatives from the Lord Chamberlain's office attended a performance of Les Ballets Africains to determine if the production was ballet or theater. If ballet, bare breasts were permissible; if theater, strictly forbidden. The authorities agreed it was a ballet--and the press had a field day with photos.

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