13 August 2020
Our Top 5 Balanchine Quotes
If you hadn’t noticed, we are big fans of George Balanchine. Not only did his ballets leave a lasting impression on the world, but so did his words. Here are our top 5 favorite Balanchine quotes to inspire you!
Ballet is important and significant – yes. But first of all it is a pleasure.
See the music, hear the dance.
First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty, if you’re very lucky and have said your prayers.
The mirror is not you. The mirror is you looking at yourself.
When you have a garden full of pretty flowers, you don’t demand of them, “What do you mean? What is your significance?” Dancers are just flowers, and flowers grow without any literal meaning, they are just beautiful. We’re like flowers. A flower doesn’t tell you a story. It’s in itself a beautiful thing.