Quotation by Judith Jamison

I can't really hear the audience applause when I'm on stage. I'm totally immersed in the piece. But sometimes I get a lot of it and wonder, "Now, why did they applaud here?" If it's a white crowd, they usually applaud because they think it's a pretty movement. If it's a black crowd, it's usually because they identify with the message.
Judith Jamison (b. 1944), African American dancer. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 14 (September 1975).
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