above: I love this quote.
below: I need to have this quote translated exactly. I have a gist of what is trying to be said.
“When you fall, try it again… everyone falls the first time!”
– Dave Dodson
“The next time you look into the mirror,
just look at the way the ears rest next to the head;
look at the way the hairline grows;
think of all the little bones in your wrist.
It is a miracle.
And the dance is a celebration of that miracle.”
– Martha Graham
“So many dancers rely on some sort of magic
happening on the stage.
They never, for various reasons, work full out in rehearsal.
That’s very uncreative.
They don’t discover the kinds of things that add up to
a remarkable performance.”
– Benjamin Harkarvy
“Every teacher will tell you that you cannot dance
classical technique with perfection,
there is no such thing, there is no way.
So you have to adapt the technique
to your abilities or to your deficiencies.
Learn to cheat!”
– Jiří Kylián
and then forget about it and be natural.”
– Anna Pavlova
“Even the greatest dancers in the world must submit
throughout their careers to the continual corrections
of daily class.”
– Author Unknown
“Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature,
we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves
that have been long buried and forgotten.”
– Anna Halprin
“The ultimate aim of all dance
must be to move the whole being together in harmony.
Therefore, having made the body sensitive,
let it be swept by rhythm: the rhythm of music,
by moving to a good swinging simple tune;
the rhythm of nature,
by floating in the sea,
and surrendering to the will of the waves;
or by lying on the branches of a tree in the wind
to feel its effortless swaying.
In this way the outer and the inner being will be harmonized.”
– Ruby Ginner
“Without Dance I can’t
Feel my Soul,
Hear my Heart, or
See my Dreams.”