Top 15 Modern Dance Quotes

In this post, you will find great Modern Dance Quotes from famous people, such as Eva Marie Saint, Twyla Tharp, Nicolas Cage, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Sally Kirkland. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I was in the chorus in high school, not a soloist. I wa

I was in the chorus in high school, not a soloist. I was on the basketball team. I was in modern dance, part of the group. I was a cheerleader, part of the group. I played the violin, part of the orchestra. I never wanted to be out there alone. Ever.
When I look at the people who are the guiding figures in modern dance, I think, ‘This does not look to me like the way I want to spend my days.’
I never studied dance, but if you look at ‘Wild At Heart,’ my mother saw that movie and said, ‘You are a dancer. Look at how you’re moving: all that strange energy is like modern dance.’
Now there is in a way a renaissance of modern dance – suddenly, it is more respected and discovered.
I had art as a major, along with English, French and History. I had dance, modern dance. In English I was allowed to write my own poetry, which I eventually got published.
Dance has been a driving force in my life for 25 years. From music videos and hip hop, to jazz and musical theater, to ballet and classic modern dance, I have had extensive exposure to a variety of techniques that inspire my own electric style.
If nobody comes to your shows, then it’s modern dance. If everybody comes to your shows and no one likes it, is that ballet? I don’t know.
The eternal and uneasy relationship between ballet and modern dance endures, but radically altered in tone and intensity.
What we want from modern dance is courage and audacity.
I would have to challenge the term, modern dance. I don’t really use that term in relation to my work. I simply think of it as dancing. I think of it as moving.
I used to dance when I was younger – ballet and modern dance.
Nastassja Kinski
If I were to try to break into the world of modern dance, after the first few rejections the logical response might be, practice even more. But after the 12,000th rejection, maybe I should realize this isn’t a viable career option.
There’s a style in modern dance right now called Release Technique. It’s based on a feeling of falling and catching yourself, and I thought it was such a good metaphor for the way life feels.
You know I very much respect Yvonne Rainer, she is very important – in American dance, the entire development of modern dance, and creating a wonderful physical language.
The early giants of modern dance – Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis – barely left traces of their art.