Why Is There So Little “American” Dance?

In the 40s, “Rodeo” took the dance world by storm. So what’s happened to dance with “American” themes? Some “observers might be puzzled that ballet repertories today do not have more works on American themes at a time when American companies and dancers are respected all over the world. Could it be that some dancers and dancegoers still secretly regard ballet as essentially foreign? For them, Americana may seem uncouth…”