Excerpts — History of Dance 2nd Edition With Web Resource
"Should we agree with the choreographer George Balanchine (1904 - 1983) that ’ballet is woman’? Or do we qualify this, as the choreographer Pam Tanowitz (born in 1969) has recently done, by saying that ballet is a man’s idea of woman?"
"The dance of the youths and maidens is distinctive. It is a ritual dance performed with great care, by dancers scrupulously dressed in their best garments. It is made up of a crisp, rapid, circular figure, followed by a movement of two lines in opposition to one another."
"What is modern about modern dance is its resistance to the past, its response to the present, its constant redefining of the idea of dance." Marcia B. Siegel