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I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.
I am teaching more. That is what I do best.
I don't want to do anything Freudian.
I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is.
I have made mistakes.
I miss horribly those couple of hours before the performance when you get into the theater and you see people.
I never liked dance photography; it's very flat, and dance photography in the studio looks very contrived.
I read Russian literature a lot.
I'm a news junkie.
In any art form, in Hollywood or in music, there is a handful of people who really, you know, move the envelope.
It's what's left in life, to work with interesting people.
Nobody else in the world has a form like the Native American musical, and Americans should be very proud.
Obviously, the young dancers lack a certain air of maturity.
Running a company is pretty demanding.
Working is living to me.
Everything I do, it's a bit painterly. I like being surrounded by objects, mostly on paper. I like the images. I like the painting. I like good photography. It's something that makes me an emotional connection, and I feel comfortable around it.
Film, theater and television always kind of scared me. I don't ever seriously think of myself as an actor at all, and I don't plan any film career or television career.
I cannot draw to save my life, and I'm not a big art scholar, but I worked with many designers throughout my career - in theater, in dance, costume designers, set designers, and I have a lot of artist friends and I do photography, and I think it's kind of in my life.
In opera tradition, when opera die-hard fans, there is a replacement of singer or singer wasn't at his or hers vocal best, doing something, they boo. Especially now that they pay hundreds of dollars for the ticket.
My father was a Party member and he was a pretty high rank military officer under the colonel, junior colonel, I don't know the term. He was a total Stalinist. A bit with a streak of anti-Semitism and very shrewd man, a very kind of nervous man.
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