I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
The more injuries you get, the smarter you get.
No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
The problem is not making up the steps but deciding which ones to keep.
There comes a moment in a young artist's life when he knows he has to bring something to the stage from within himself. He has to put in something in order to be able to take something.
It doesn't matter how high you lift your leg. The technique is about transparency, simplicity, making an earnest attempt.
We're trying to stretch our muscles creatively. It gives us so much more freedom.
People dance at any age.
I don't try to dance better than anybody but myself.
I want to see people dance, and I would like to guess what kind of people they are. I don't want to know the recipe for their pasta.
Just sit and open your eyes and open your heart. It's dance theater.
To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices.
What brought me to the theater, no matter you're a Jew or a Russian or Armenian or Latvian, are suddenly illuminated by stage light and one beautiful image of dance.
If your only dance experience is the Nutcracker, it will be a shock; hopefully shocking in a good way.
You can be totally involved, you could admire just the shape of or you could be totally emotionally mushed up into the dance.
I like the most provocative and most surprising partnerships on stage. Intensity and surprise.
Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important.
Nobody is born a dancer.
Now there is in a way a renaissance of modern dance - suddenly, it is more respected and discovered.
I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.
I never liked dance photography; it's very flat, and dance photography in the studio looks very contrived.
It's weird when you see pieces of choreography that were done for you 15 or 20 years ago and now they are being done by another dance company.
I would like to go and dance in Palestine one day, with great pleasure, great pleasure.
Nothing is ever too expensive if it furthers the repertoire and artistic standards of a dance company.
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