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Kevin McKenzie on American Ballet Theatre, past and present

Kevin McKenzie with dancers from American Ballet Theatre, curtain call, 2012, photographer unknown

This is an extended version of a feature that first appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald on 26 July, 2014

Frederic Franklin, the Peter Pan of dance

Frederic Franklin, Rodeo, photo © Maurice Seymour

Six weeks before the start of World War I, Fred Franklin, a caterer, and his wife, Mabel, gave birth to

Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo: ABT marks the 70th anniversary of the moment “we put our feet on the ground”

Rodeo, Pennsylvania Ballet, photo © Alexander Iziliaev

America was at war following the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbour and the United States was “never more deeply determined