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Body & Grace: American Ballet Theatre

Body & Grace: American Ballet Theatre -- A review of the ABT website

Adding a touch of refinement to the Net, Body & Grace: American Ballet Theatre spotlights the dancers of the ABT, gracefully captured in 30 black-and-white images by Nancy Ellison. With the troupe's principals posed in character and the others in movements they've personally chosen to express themselves (with title-heavy bios only aficionados could appreciate), each embodies a fluid beauty, impeded only by the graphical limits of a computer monitor. But it's the additional photos from productions dating back to the '40s that fully illustrate the ABT's rich 55-year history. Accessed via the Photo Perspectives Museum, Body & Grace is worthy of a standing ovation. B+

Originally posted Jun 16, 1995 Published in issue #279 Jun 16, 1995 Order article reprints