„People have asked me why I chose to be a dancer. I did not choose: I was chosen to be a dancer, and, with that, you live all your life.“

I Am A Dancer (1952)
Quelle: Blood Memory

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US-amerikanische Tänzerin, Choreografin und Pädagogin 1894 - 1991

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„One can choose life, or choose death. Having chosen life, I must live it as it is.“

—  Sheldon Kopp American psychotherapist 1929 - 1999

Quelle: Even a stone can be a teacher (1985), p. 11

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„Life is the dancer and you are the dance.“

—  Eckhart Tolle German writer 1948

A New Earth (2005)
Quelle: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

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„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.“

—  Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991

As quoted in "About Martha Graham" at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance http://marthagraham.org/resources/aboutgraham.

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„I really don't know why I clicked. I didn't want to be a dancer, I just did it to work my way through college. But I was always an athlete and gymnast, so it came naturally.“

—  Gene Kelly American dancer, actor, singer, director, producer and choreographer 1912 - 1996

Quoted in "Gene Kelly's Musical Memories" by Rex Reed, in The Chicago Tribune (November 29, 1970)

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„He's a genius…a classical dancer like I never saw in my life.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Mikhail Baryshnikov in "Interview with Mike Wallace", 60 Minutes, CBS Television. February 18, 1979. (M).

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„I've grown up disciplined all my life as a dancer, so I know how to eat and work out. Do I do it? No!“

—  Erika Jayne American singer, actress and television personality 1969

Erika Jayne interview to E! News http://www.eonline.com/news/924125/erika-jayne-s-diet-and-fitness-secrets-may-surprise-you (2018)

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„As a dancer, I out-Fred the nimblest Astaire.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster in Joy in the Morning (1947).

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„When asked why she thought there was deterioration in standards and expectations of art, she suggested it was the result of the fuss generated around young dancers, the pressures to perform at an early debut, and the indiscriminate acclaim given to young dancers before they had found their feet.“

—  Balasaraswati Indian dancer 1918 - 1984

On her abhinaya (the art of expression'). Dance readings and musings Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life, 1 December 2013, Narthaki.com http://www.narthaki.com/info/bookrev/bkrev1a.html,
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„There comes a day when people begin to say, 'Why doesn't that old duffer retire?' I want to get out while they're still saying Astaire is a hell of a dancer.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Fred Astaire in Time. "The New Pictures: 'Blue Skies'". October 14, 1946, p. 103. (M).

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„He was not just the best ballroom dancer, or tap dancer, he was simply the greatest, most imaginative, dancer of our time.“

—  Fred Astaire American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter 1899 - 1987

Rudolph Nureyev quoted in Cooke, Alistair. "Fred Astaire Obituary", Letter From America, BBC World Service, June 1987.

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„They've added an important dimension to the lives of the young people of their town — that lightness of being that belongs to dancers.“

—  Robert Fulghum American writer 1937

"The Lightness Of Being" (25 April 2007) Pack Creek Ranch, San Juan County, Utah http://robertfulghum.com/index.php/fulghumweb/entry/377_the_lightness_of_being/
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Kontext: The four of us are talking dancing, and laughing, and recalling the joys of being out on the floor and having that timeless feeling that comes from being caught up in the music. "Nobody should miss that," says Dave.
On the face of it, Dave's family and I don't have a lot in common. They're Mormons and Republicans. I'm a Unitarian and a Democrat. When Dave was on the County Council, we were on different sides of some important issues. I grew up a Southern Baptist in Texas where dancing was a mortal sin in the eyes of Almighty God, but coffee was OK. Dave grew up a Latter Day Saint where dancing was considered righteous – but not coffee.
But... we're dancers. And laughers. That's a strong bond right there. And we're committed to being useful in our world. And if you love something, like dancing, and you pass it on, like Dave and his wife do, you've been very useful by my standards. Dancing is a lifetime, equal opportunity sport.
And I will never drive by Dave's garage again without having the finest feelings for the man and his wife and mother who are inside taking good care of their corner of this world. They've added an important dimension to the lives of the young people of their town — that lightness of being that belongs to dancers.

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