walkitout (walkitout) wrote,

agnes de mille on sex

This is a suspect quote, because I'm pulling it out of an essay in _From Mouse to Mermaid_, and it is quoted from another source.

But here it is:

"Dancing represents sex in its least costly form, free from imprisonment and free to a great extent from the emotional responsibility and, above all, as a sure thing, independent of someone else's pleasure. In other words, it means freedom from sex...In a strange transmutation dancing is a form of asceticism -- almost a form fo celibacy."

I don't know that I can add anything to that without getting in to trouble. But boy, that was a revelation.

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