"Sorrow will pass, believe me. Life is so unimportant. And from now onwards, you will dance like nobody ever before." The Red Shoes
“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.” — Merce Cunningham
"Dance is a constant communication; not just performing. Every experience and communication has to be through the body; the intellect is only one part of the body."
"If we seek the real source of the dance, if we go to nature, we find that the dance of the future is the dance of the past, the dance of eternity, and has been and always will be the same…The movement of waves, of winds, of the earth is ever the same lasting harmony.”—Isadora Duncan
“There comes a moment in a young artist’s life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something out.”— Mikhail Baryshnikov
"In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength." —Martha Graham
"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure."
“You must do it with great concentration, with great intention and force, with authority, strength and projection. You must touch the audience, those in the last row, far away…”
“You can do it at home, you can try to mess around in the living room with music and be inspired, but in the end — how you get better — it’s in the studio with the dancers,” he says, adding slyly, “and I prefer to work than stay at home.”
Jorma Elo, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Christopher Duggan shoots Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow
Pina Bausch, Roger Ballen, Cuban National Ballet (Don Q), Paul Taylor premiere ADF, “Decadance”-Batsheva Dance Company