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American Dancer Quotes


237 American Dancer quotes:



"I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography."
"I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing."
"I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people."
"I want to do exactly what I want to do. I'd rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant."
"I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying."
"It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company."
"It's what's left in life, to work with interesting people."
"People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience."
"The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis."
"To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing."
"To walk across the street is a risk."
"Working is living to me."
"You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing."
"The finest inheritance you can give to a child is to allow it to make its own way, completely on its own feet."
"A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on."
"Black people should have recognition for themselves and their backgrounds and their relationships with other people in the world and thus lose some of their alienation. This museum has certainly stood for that in this town."
"Don't think you are going to go on forever because you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other, begin thinking of something else."
"For the kind of thing that we were showing, the budget was sufficient. As we were speaking of in Haiti, we had not done that before in exactly this form and we had to have costumes for it."
"Frequently producers have partners that they never let the public know about."
"Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc. were photographed before talking with me about how I felt about Haiti. Then the camera went to our voodoo temple and saw a serious ceremony, a real ceremony."


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