Art and Ethics
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In Persia, Turkey, Egypt, India, Burmah, and other Oriental countries dancing girls are either naked or only very lightly clad.

Professional dancers of our own times are as nearly naked as conventional rules will allow (Fig. 109); and our ballets, and Amazonian marches, our dances at the public pageants in our parks, display the female form as much as possible without any part actually being naked, b€~cause they are still covered with fieshcolored tights. No one can have any true conception of the suppleness and beauty of the human body who has not seen naked girls swaying and undulating in the rhythmic movements of the dance; but the dances should be clean like the Sailor 's Hornpipe or the Highland Fling, and not of the vulgar Couchee-couchee type.