Dancers are instruments..
This week’s inspirational dance quote, from George Balanchine, is; ‘Dancers are instruments, like a piano the choreographer plays’.
After watching Balanchine stage a new version of Ballets Russes Le Chant de Rossingol, Diaghilev made Balanchine Ballet Master. This was a fortuitous appointment for Balanchine; a knee injury soon limited his dancing and engendered an increase in his commitment to becoming a full time choreographer. Balanchine stayed in this position with Ballets Russes until the company was dissolved as a result of Diaghilev’s death in 1929.
I will be posting a dance photograph and dance quote and a little related history every Friday this year. If you would like your favourite quote included then please let me know.