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Coral Friedman, 19, of the Fresco Dance Company, impersonates ballerina Sylvie Guillem in a position that caused an uproar in London in the late 1980s. Guillem lifted her leg at an angle twice as wide as was customary, doubling the range of ability expected from the dancer, angered both the English and the French and changed the politics of an entire field in one stroke.

She was born in...