When the prima ballerina found ground glass in her toe slipper . . . every other dancer in the company was equally suspect.
Shana Alexander (1925 -)
Source: Nutcracker, 1985.
Contributed by: Zaady
Letters are expectation packaged in an envelope.
Source: "The Surprises of the Mail" in Life, 30 June 1967.
Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it.
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