236 Total Quotes

American Dancer Quotes

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
George Chakiris
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I get like a melody that comes up and I try to write it down or record it. Hum it into a tape recorder or write it down on some manuscript paper. It could happen at any time, on the road or off the road, but mostly, you know, at home.
Paul Taylor
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
Martha Graham
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Isadora Duncan
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Isadora Duncan
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If you were black, you experienced prejudice. It wasn't a real horrible thing for us; we went through it. We noticed it mostly in the South and in Las Vegas, where we couldn't stay in the hotels where we entertained. But that began to change.
Harold Nicholas
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No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
Agnes Mille
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The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes Mille
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The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
Agnes Mille
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A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
Agnes Mille
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Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
Agnes Mille
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The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
Agnes Mille
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There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
Martha Graham
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Isadora Duncan
The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe walking.
Isadora Duncan
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Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
Martha Graham
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Isadora Duncan
My motto - sans limites.
Isadora Duncan
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I know I can't do everything myself. So I know I specialize in my melodies and I do some of my demo work. I pass it on to my producers who are much better at the production level.
Paul Taylor
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Isadora Duncan
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
Isadora Duncan
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My sound is very smooth. Not to be to cliche, but really sensual and sultry.
Paul Taylor
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Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
Martha Graham
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George Murphy
How can you practice dancing in an airplane? There's a law against it.
George Murphy
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George Murphy
I'd like to make a movie pretty soon, so I could get a rest.
George Murphy
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I am not the first straight dancer or the last.
Mikhail Baryshnikov
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Why do Greeks always open restaurants that fail?
George Chakiris
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I wouldn't mind even if it's the only thing people remember me for. It was a privilege just to be there and to contribute to something so wonderful.
George Chakiris
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We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda?
Judith Jamison
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I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We never did.
Harold Nicholas
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Harvard was a kind of luxurious afternoon.
Lincoln Kirstein
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I like to do cover songs if I really love them, I have to love the song first.
Paul Taylor
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We were all novices. We really were. We didn't know a goddamn thing about doing a show.
Jerome Robbins
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In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.
Lincoln Kirstein
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