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All Quotes by author - Robert Gottlieb
" Acting has changed since the nineteen-forties. "
" After all these years of saying the same thing about the Alvin Ailey company - terrific dancers, awful repertory - I'm finally accepting the inevitable: I'm not going to change my mind, and they're not going to change their ways. And why should they, given their juggernaut success all over the world? "
" All ballet galas are unbearable, but they're unbearable in different ways. "
" Almost the first thing you see after entering the Houdini exhibition at the Jewish Museum is a large-screen film of Harry Houdini hanging by his ankles upside-down from a tall building, high over a sea of men in fedoras, and thrashing his way out of a straitjacket. "
" A lot of people have a lot of faith in Karole Armitage. They see her as bold, inventive, indefatigable. 'America isn't working out? There's always Europe. Ballet? No? Go modern. Keep going! Show 'em!' "
" As an editor, I have to be tactful, of course. "
" As for the once-revolutionary 'Agon,' after more than half a century, its lessons and revelations have been so absorbed into the language of ballet that it now seems almost conventional. "
" A steady diet of the higher truths might prove exhausting, but it's important that we acknowledge their validity and celebrate their survival. "
" As ye sow, so shall ye reap. When a ballet company spends a lot of money on gimmicky pieces, it's stuck with them for a while - they have to earn their keep. "
" At a certain point, you have to face the fact that you've turned into an old fart. "
" Audiences love Paul Taylor, and so do I. Not everything, and not always, but year in, year out, he gives me more concentrated pleasure than I get from any other dance company. "
" Ballerinas are often divided into three categories: jumpers, turners and balancers. "
" Ballet companies have their ups and downs, just like the rest of us. "
" Ballet Hispanico is a mixture of ethnic, ballet, social, jazz - you name it, it's doing it. The company has been going strong for more than 20 years, and you can see why: It may not be refined, but it's full of beans. "
" Ballet Hispanico is far from Irish, and, though it has strong dancers, its Spanishness has always left me unconvinced. "
" Ballet in September used to be dead as a dodo. Now, with City Ballet's ingenious decision to give us four weeks of repertory in the early fall, having cut down on the relentlessly long spring season when dancers, critics and audiences droop on the vine, we wake up after the dog days of August with something to look at. "
" Ballet is like any other art form in that we all start out knowing nothing about it. "
" 'Beloved Renegade' is a meditation on Walt Whitman, on tenderness, on dying. "
" 'Black Swan' does what Hollywood movies have always done - it spends its energies on getting some surface things right while getting everything important wrong. Darren Aronofsky, the director, applies the same techniques and the same sensibility here as he did with 'The Wrestler,' only with a prettier protagonist. "
" Blood is the leitmotif of 'Black Swan.' "
" Charles Dickens left us fifteen novels, and in an ideal world, everyone would read all of them. "
" Choreographers, historically, are born, not made - their talents drive them to it. "
" City Ballet has to develop choreographers of stature and a new approach to coaching before everything we value about it fades away and, in the great tradition of the Cheshire Cat, there's nothing left but Peter Martins' smile. "
" City Ballet remains a great company in perpetual artistic crisis. "
" Classics are constantly being re-imagined and transformed, and the originals are none the worse for it; they endure. "
" Controversy sells books. "
" Dance stories, unlike those in opera, are usually simple. "
" Dance Theatre of Harlem has done a lot of good things well, a lot of good things badly, and a lot of bad things - it doesn't matter how. "
" Despite the rigid classicism of the famous Paris Opera school and company, the French have done more than their share to unmoor la Danse from its traditions and standards. "
" Diana Vishneva is not only a magnificent dancer but a magnificent actress - no one works harder or understands more. "
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