Wednesday, May 11, 2011

the dancing queen

Martha Graham was an American dancer & choreographer of modern dance, whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Stravinsky had on music, Picasso had on the visual arts, or Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture. This is how Wikipedia describes her. I honestly didn't know much about Martha, till I saw the Google home page today. The screenshot of it you can see below. Or go to Google itself to check the animation.
Here is the link to 'A Dancer's World' from the 'Martha Graham in Performance'. And also are the quotes she said, which I think are great:

Our arms start from the back because they were once wings. 

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.  

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. 

No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time. It is just that the others are behind the time.  

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

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