Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Margot Fonteyn, the ballerina, was bummed by the fact that all the many European folkdances had almost died and that ballroom dancing had replaced them. In many folkdances, the guys leaped high to show off to each other and the young women, and therefore lots of guys were well-prepared to do the most dramatic part of ballet.

--information from Fonteyn's autobiography