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American Dancer Quotes


237 American Dancer quotes:



"Perhaps... I mean there are people who defend that it as an art. I don't. I like it but it's not an art form as far as I'm concerned, and yet it's a similar thing, once you can't land those jumps, you're disqualified - that precludes it from ever becoming a serious art form."
"That piece has been choreographed so badly so many times. I'm loathe to do it but I may eventually because it is one of the seminal art works of the twentieth century."
"Usually that's going into biology in a certain way. There's certain strengths and weaknesses to both of the sexes. And I'm not against employing those nor am I against denying those, what I am looking for is a very large array of options."
"We're all in the same room, so I want people to be involved with one another, but again you can't decide exactly to what extent that operates. It varies all the time and it depends on the show, it depends on the audience, it depends on everything."
"Well let's see; I'm not obsessed with... I like Walt Disney except that you know, except for the horrible fascism. I love the art of it. I like a lot of things I don't agree with and that's one of them."
"Michael came home and asked, Would you like to write a song with me? I got this idea for a title called A Kiss at the End of a Rainbow. So we had a couple glasses of wine and wrote it."
"What can you say about such a man as Christopher Reeve? He embodied all the best that a human being can hope to be."
"When we were first together, he said, Nobody's ever called me Darling. I said, I can't believe that - I could just cry thinking about it."
"I don't want to be the Hollywood girl... I'm Southern and old-fashioned."
"A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet. I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things."
"Any comic is a tragic soul. Comedy is one of the things that allows one to survive. Particularly if one has been in the process of separating off the emotions, it's one place you can process them."
"I don't mean this, but I'm going to say it anyway. I don't really think of pop art and serious art as being that far apart."
"I don't think politicians should be allowed into power who are not familiar with their bodies, because that's where our bottom line is. And I know that they would make totally different decisions if they felt responsible simply for their own bodies."
"I have not wanted to intimidate audiences. I have not wanted my dancing to be an elitist form. That doesn't mean I haven't wanted it to be excellent."
"I have the wherewithal to challenge myself for my entire life. That's a great gift."
"I learned very early that an audience would relax and look at things differently if they felt they could laugh with you from time to time. There's an energy that comes through the release of tension that is laughter."
"I never studied with Balanchine, but his work was very important to me."
"I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly."
"I started formal piano training when I was 4. From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons of every sort and description, and painting lessons. I had German. And shorthand."
"I think people want very much to simplify their lives enough so that they can control the things that make it possible to sleep at night."


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