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My Favorite Dance Quotes
This is a little topic I would like to bring up every now and again. I have been a dancer for over 30 years. Jazz is my dance background. I danced it all through school, including college, at UF. Now I am a dance instructor and choreographer. I love to reflect back on famous dance quotes because they always make me a little happier. Seeing any quotes from Martha Graham makes me inspired and proud to be a dancer. Her words have moved me to tears before. Today’s quote that I chose is by Martha Graham. Only right to show her words after I give much praise.
“was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence of Picasso on modern visual arts, the influence of Stravinsky on music, and the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright on architecture.”
“She danced and choreographed for over seventy years. Graham was the first dancer to perform at the White House, travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and receive the highest civilian award of the US: the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the Key to the City of Paris to Japan’s Imperial Order of the Precious Crown. She said, in the 1994 documentary The Dancer Revealed, “I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It’s permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable.” ”
“Her style, the Graham technique, fundamentally reshaped American dance and is still taught worldwide.”