Quotations From MARTHA GRAHAM

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  • 1.
    No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
    Martha Graham (1894-1991), U.S. dancer. Quoted in Observer Magazine (London, July 8, 1979).

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  • 2.
    We look at the dance to impart the sensation of living in an affirmation of life, to energize the spectator into keener awareness of the vigor, the mystery, the humor, the variety, and the wonder of life. This is the function of the American dance.
    Martha Graham (1894-1991), U.S. dancer, choreographer. "The American Dance," Modern Dance, ed. Virginia Stewart (1935).

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  • 3.
    America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage.
    Martha Graham (1894-1991), U.S. dancer, choreographer. "The American Dance," Modern Dance, ed. Virginia Stewart (1935).

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  • 4.
    Nothing is more revealing than movement.
    Martha Graham (1894-1991), U.S. dancer, choreographer. "The American Dance," Modern Dance, ed. Virginia Stewart (1935).
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