George Balanchine

George Balanchine

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Author Profession: Russian Dancer
Born: January 09, 1904
Died: April 30, 1983
Birth Sign: Capricorn

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God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.

In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.

One is born to be a great dancer.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

The adrenaline of a live performance is unlike anything in film or theater. I can see why it's so addictive. Gwyneth Paltrow

I always loved acting and improv and sketch comedy and theater, which I did at a local youth theater. Emma Stone age

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