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A small 15- or 20-minute piece can cost tens of thousands of dollars. It's an enormous amount of money for a sometimes very modest project.
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Astaire was not a sexual animal, but he made his partners look so extraordinarily related to him.
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Creative Artists Agency put together a project of extraordinary mediocrity and colossal stupidity. Otherwise, it was great.
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Dancers are stripped enough onstage. You don't have to know more about them than they've given you already.
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Dancing is my obsession. My life.
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Every ballet, whether or not successful artistically or with the public, has given me something important.
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For a classical premier, for the leading dancer, I was a bit small.
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Here, people pay a lot of money to go to a shrink. In Russia, you visit your friend at 3 o'clock in the morning and talk to him.
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I am a bit of an absent father because of my profession and my travel schedules, and there's a guilt.
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I am not the first straight dancer or the last.
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I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans.
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I did some mistakes, but I was not helped by the management, by the press, and not by the dancers.
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I do not ever get involved in any political sides. I don't understand a lot of things that have happened, the bitter lessons of democratic reforms.
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I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people.
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I get speeding ticket like everybody else. If the restaurant is full I'm waiting in line like everybody else.
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I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.
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I golf. It's helped me really to calm myself down a lot.
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I had a few operations, five or six in my right knee. I am in pretty good shape. I can do full out without any cheating, so to speak.
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I have been very lucky to work in so many new ballets, but that is what a dancer's work is.
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I have some Russian friends. But probably only 10 percent. I don't hang out usually in the big Russian communities in Brooklyn and New Jersey.
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I have witnessed occupation. I know how people can hate each other. I've been there. They were my friends.
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I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.
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I like the most provocative and most surprising partnerships on stage. Intensity and surprise.
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I realized very soon after The Turning Point that I really do not belong. It was a curiosity and admiration of what was produced in Hollywood.
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I really reject that kind of comparison that says, Oh, he is the best. This is the second best. There is no such thing.
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I started dancing, my first memories, the day of the revolution, there was a military parade.
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I stepped out when I was in my early 40s from the world of classical ballet. It was my retirement.
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I stopped smoking cigarettes over 15 years ago. That's an addiction, a sick addiction.
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I think art education, especially in this country, which government pretty much ignores, is so important for young people.
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I tried to understand the news, James Cagney movies.
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I want to do exactly what I want to do. I'd rather gamble on the box office than beg for a grant.
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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.
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I was a little Russian boy, son of the occupant.
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I was director of American Ballet Theater for close to 10 years. It was a bit of a dramatic exit, but mostly failure.
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I was never married. The commitment to people, it's nothing to do with marriage.
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I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying.
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I went back to Latvia. My mother is buried there, and I actually performed a couple of shows.
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I'm looking now at situation in Palestine, and I understand how both sides feel because I lived under the occupation.
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I'm not an actor. I tried very hard to be on the level, but I am not an actor.
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I'm not legally married, but I live with my partner, wife or girlfriend.
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If your only dance experience is the Nutcracker, it will be a shock; hopefully shocking in a good way.
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It doesn't matter how high you lift your leg. The technique is about transparency, simplicity, making an earnest attempt.
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It's a bit scary, but I don't think I'm going to hit 60.
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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.
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It's what's left in life, to work with interesting people.
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It's wonderful. But it's almost over, and I'll have to stop. I will do something else, maybe related to the theater.
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Journey is not like anything else. It's beautiful and simple; childlike, almost, but there's a Zen aspect, like back to the bicycle.
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Just sit and open your eyes and open your heart. It's dance theater.
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Latvian I forgot right now. But you know, I speak French.
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Lucinda Child's work is highly structured, every beat is precise, every movement set.
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My father was in military, and after the Yalta agreement he was sent to teach in military academy.
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My first audience, probably I was pretty good at that, and then I heard this applause. My mother and my father were surprised and, of course, proud.
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My mother commit suicide for unknown reason. I've seen pain.
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My oldest daughter is with Jessica Lange.
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No dancer can watch Fred Astaire and not know that we all should have been in another business.
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Nureyev was just interested in classical material.
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People had longer attention spans in the . The works have been abridged to make it easy, more accessible for the TV generation.
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People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.
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People wanted to create new work, not restage old material.
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People who are in the corps de ballet have different perspective.
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The biggest shock was that I could travel without even asking. I go to the embassy, they give me visa and I go.
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The biggest transition would be to stop dancing. When it will happen, I don't know.
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The goal was never related to monetary elements.
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The Russian people get so insanely close to each other as friends. Their lives are interrelated so much on an everyday basis.
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The show is not just for dance lovers. We will show the sociopolitical perspective.
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The White Oak project started when I was at a crossroads of my career, sort of left American Ballet Theater.
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There's a lot of downsides to the West. You accept as a part of your new world. I wouldn't regret one second.
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These works have become classics. They have been approved by time. I want to introduce them to a new generation, to a new audience.
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To achieve some depth in your field requires a lot of sacrifices. Want to or not, you're thinking about what you're doing in life-in my case, dancing.
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To walk across the street is a risk.
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Today I took class with the City Ballet at Lincoln Center, and I do miss those moments when I was dancing full out and jumped.
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We need time to prepare a show without pressure.
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We were uninvited guests there. I was born there; it was a geographic accident.
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We're trying to stretch our muscles creatively. It gives us so much more freedom.
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We've been lucky all these years. We've never been in the red.
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When people who dance together like in ice skating, they dance together because they are in unison.
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When we were little, the Cubans used to send boxes and boxes to Russia. Of course, they were all dry because they sent them over on slow boats.
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When you are 17, 18, 19 and you have enough money to play, you are very eager to be the bachelor. But the first was my career.
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White Nights was an experience of certain dignity.
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Working is living to me.
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You can be totally involved, you could admire just the shape of it or you could be totally emotionally mushed up into the dance.
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You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.
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You have to participate as an audience member. You have to ask, what do they want to say? What are their politics, their likes and dislikes?
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