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American Dancer Quotes


237 American Dancer quotes:



"I thought I had to make an impact on history. I had to become the greatest choreographer of my time. That was my mission. Posterity deals with us however it sees fit. But I gave it 20 years of my best shot."
"I was privileged to be able to study a year with Martha Graham, the last year she was teaching."
"I would have to challenge the term, modern dance. I don't really use that term in relation to my work. I simply think of it as dancing. I think of it as moving."
"I'm not one who divides music, dance or art into various categories. Either something works, or it doesn't."
"In those days, male dancers were a rarer breed than women. as they are still today, A good male dancer, one as strong as we were, was very difficult to come by if you couldn't afford to pay them."
"There's this expression called postmodernism, which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern, which now no longer means anything."
"With each piece I've completed I have worked to make it intact, and each of them has been an equal high. It's like children. A mother refuses to pick out one as a favorite, and I can't do any better with the dances."
"I don't really think about dance except just before rehearsals start. I put it off. I don't live my life thinking about dance."
"Guys do not have a genetic blueprint that allows them to understand or love sports."
"I don't know if everybody is ready to hear a woman tell them so-and-so is going to run off left tackle. But you know what? They're going to hear it."
"Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world."
"To me, a building - if it's beautiful - is the love of one man, he's made it out of his love for space, materials, things like that."
"The body is a sacred garment."
"With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood."
"Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences."
"What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print."
"I have actually five honorary degrees."


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