It takes an athlete to dance, but an artist to be a dancer.
Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance.
I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
Agnes de Mille
Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays.
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
When a body moves, it's the most revealing thing. Dance for me a minute, and I'll tell you who you are.
In a dancer, there is a reverence for such forgotten things as the miracle of the small beautiful bones and their delicate strength.
Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery.
To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance.
I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly.
I like to make my own mistakes.