We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is outside that creature, the body.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.
Theater is a verb before it is a noun, an act before it is a place.
No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
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.
Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It's a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.
Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.