Takuan Seiyo takes a brief look at three modes of artistic expression in the field of dance. A picture and a video are worth thousands of words.
A Short Treatise on the Three Main Schools of Modern Dance
1. The West
Keith Hennessy, Crotch
“Experimental [homo] Art, Capitalist Critique, and Mystical Inquiry”
There is a YouTube video at the above link which becomes really interesting at about 2:40.
2. The immunized West in the East
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker
Once-Experimental [traditional] Art, Critique of Evil, and Mystical Inquiry
Moscow Ballet Performance, 2010
Video: Festival of whipping and self-flagellation
There are two examples of cultures gone insane here. The average under-fifty Westerner would not know which two those are.