The serious is the most difficult branch of dancing, it requires a close study, and cannot be duly appreciated but by connoisseurs and men of a refined and pure taste. She who excels in it deserves the highest applause. A correct execution of an adagio is the ne plus ultra of our art; I look on it as the touchstone of the dancer.
— Carlo Blasis
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The dancer gradually introduces all that his art comprises.