Famous quotes by Dancers

Dance is an art kind that has actually been around for centuries, and also many of the globe's best dancers have actually shared their wisdom and also understanding on the craft. From the motivating words of Martha Graham to the humorous musings of Gene Kelly, these quotes by dancers provide a special perspective on the charm and also power of activity. Whether you're a specialist dancer or simply starting, these quotes will inspire and motivate you to maintain dancing.
Small: My motto - sans limites
"My motto - sans limites"
Isadora Duncan, Dancer
Small: The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark
"The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently
"No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience
Twyla Tharp
"It is extremely arrogant and very foolish to think that you can ever outwit your audience"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
Small: Art is the only way to run away without leaving home
Twyla Tharp
"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
Small: I believe that dance communicates mans deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far bet
Ted Shawn
"I believe that dance communicates man's deepest, highest and most truly spiritual thoughts and emotions far better than words, spoken or written"
Ted Shawn, Dancer
Small: God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the danc
"God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do"
George Balanchine, Dancer
Small: Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important
"Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important"
Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dancer
Small: To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth
"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: Theater people are always pining and agonizing because theyre afraid that theyll be forgotten. And in America
"Theater people are always pining and agonizing because they're afraid that they'll be forgotten. And in America they're quite right. They will be"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie
"The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head
"A good education is usually harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: I think people want very much to simplify their lives enough so that they can control the things that make it
Twyla Tharp
"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"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
Small: The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts
Twyla Tharp
"The only thing I fear more than change is no change. The business of being static makes me nuts"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
Small: I learned very early that an audience would relax and look at things differently if they felt they could laugh
Twyla Tharp
"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"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
Small: I think its useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer t
"I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea"
Deborah Bull, Dancer
Small: One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I
"One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody"
Alvin Ailey, Dancer
Small: The reason Im travelling so much is because of reasons that werent completely planned. Several of the shows be
Matthew Bourne
"The reason I'm travelling so much is because of reasons that weren't completely planned. Several of the shows became successful and were invited to go to other places and they've all happened at similar times"
Matthew Bourne, Dancer
Small: Also, if you have an accident, you cant start to dance again at the top, youre too weak you start with the eas
"Also, if you have an accident, you can't start to dance again at the top, you're too weak; you start with the easy things - the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then"
Ninette de Valois, Dancer
Small: The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no o
Ruth St. Denis
"The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space"
Ruth St. Denis, Dancer
Small: I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements
"I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements"
Suzanne Farrell, Dancer
Small: On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: theyve seen
"On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb"
Siobhan Davies, Dancer
Small: Haiti itself was also photographed, some of the streets, some of the mountains, rivers, streams, etc.
Katherine Dunham
"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"
Katherine Dunham, Dancer
Small: Censorship is the height of vanity
"Censorship is the height of vanity"
Martha Graham, Dancer
Small: The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind.
"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 de Mille, Dancer
Small: Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times
"Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watc
"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 de Mille, Dancer
Small: The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate
"The creative urge is the demon that will not accept anything second rate"
Agnes de Mille, Dancer
Small: The formal education that I received made little sense to me
Twyla Tharp
"The formal education that I received made little sense to me"
Twyla Tharp, Dancer
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