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Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Same with anyone who's been flying for years and loves it still... we're part of a world we deeply love. Just as musicians feel about scores and melodies, dancers about the steps and flow of music, so we're one with the principle of flight, the magic of being aloft in the wind!
I went through my first big breakup, with a boyfriend who I had been with for more than two years. He had been one of my dancers, and it was my first love and his.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
People strangely revere dance. They see it as another world, and dancers are somehow mysterious - just because they don't speak.
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
When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers I kind of wanted to be a vampire.
Dancers are a work of art - they are the canvas on which their work is painted.
One of our problems is our sense of discipline - dancers have an extraordinary sense of self-discipline.
There are two ways of being creative. One can sing and dance. Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers flourish.
People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses - that's what it's about.
I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I've never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you're not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.
My songs aren't bubble gum pop dance songs and I don't have background dancers on every single song.
I wouldn't say that I am one of the greatest dancers, but I am really quite good at what I do.
The highest heels I do are six-inch heels - but mostly only dancers can wear them, since they are used to being on point in ballet shoes. Their feet are arched.
Actors are born, good actors are trained. Dancers are born, good dancers are trained.
My dancers expect me to deliver because my choreography represents their livelihood.
That's a traditional Samoan dance. I was lucky that I was able to fly my cousins, who are professional dancers, up from Hawaii and they were able to be in the movie with me. We had a great time.
I've always been a bit of an orphan, because actors say, 'Well, he's more of a dancer.' And dancers say, 'No. He's really a singer.' And singers say, 'No. He's an actor.'
Dick Van Dyke
Dancers are made, not born.
All kids, when they go to school, are pretty good artists and dancers and singers and poets. All that gets buried, basically through being educated, or brainwashed.
Dancers are kept in a perpetual state of pre-puberty, and for young girls in particular, that type of pressure breeds insecurities.
At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost.
Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already.
My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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