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Most ballet teachers in the Un...

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.

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The ballet is a purely female ...

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.

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One is born to be a dancer. No...

One is born to be a dancer. No teacher can work miracles, nor will years of training make a good dancer of an untalented pupil. One may be able to acquire a certain technical facility, but no one can ever 'acquire an exceptional talent.' I have never prided myself on having an unusually gifted pupil. A Pavlova is no one's pupil but God's.

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God creates, I do not create. ...

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...

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Choreography is simpler than y...

Choreography is simpler than you think. Just go and do, and don't think so much about it. Just make something interesting.

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Ballet dancing is arduous, str...

Ballet dancing is arduous, strenuous activity. Students are engaged in physical training that rivals the training Olympic athletes undergo. At the same time, they strive for physical perfection not for the prowess alone but as a way of achieving the means necessary to express the pure nature of their art.

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I could never make a ballet by...

I could never make a ballet by wrinkling my brow and concentrating. If you set out deliberately to make a masterpiece, how will you ever get it finished?

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In my ballets, woman is first....

In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.

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It's like the time capsule wit...

It's like the time capsule with everything in it. Or like the seed that when you plant it, becomes the enormous tree with leaves and fruit. Everybody was in that little seed, and so everything can open. The tree of dance is like that. It just takes a long, long time to blossom.

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Put a man and a girl on stage ...

Put a man and a girl on stage and there is already a story; a man and two girls, there's already a plot.

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Someone once said that dancers...

Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman, always alert, always tense. But i dont agree with that because policeman don't have to look beautiful at the same time" *

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"Танец будущего" Айседоры Дункан

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Айседора Дункан, великая танцовщица, жена поэта Сергея Есенина вошла в историю не просто как танцовщица, она по праву считается реформатором танца. Ее движения рождались из музыки и эти пластичные дви...

Как снимали "Приключения Буратино"

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Почему Фаина Раневская отказалась от роли черепахи Тортиллы, что больше всего пугало на съемках исполнителя главной роли Диму Иосифова, как страдал Пьеро и почему режиссер не мог подобрать актера на р...