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Ninette de Valois Quotes

Ninette de Valois Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Ninette de Valois
Type:
Dancer
Nationality:
Irish
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  • 1
    All the children in the school should learn the steps of everything, before they learn the thing, then they know which step they're doing better, because your voice is in certain steps and has to do most of the things that have been composed in those steps. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 2
    Also, if you have an accident, you can't start to dance again at the top, you're too weak; you start with the easy things - the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 3
    As time goes on, all schools only get left alive if they have found something special themselves. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 4
    Classical ballet will never die. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 5
    Exactly the same with dancing, you can't dance until you've learnt steps, the things your feet can do. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 6
    First of all, the most important, that is to learn everything good that has survived from other times, and carefully to watch the bad - and throw it out. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 7
    God gave us all exactly the same fingers, arms, legs, and feet, but in our different countries we divided them all a little differently as we feel it, do you understand? Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 8
    Hardly any generation wants to take the whole of the last generation, it just wants to take its best bits. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 9
    It's either not good enough and dies altogether, or it develops. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 10
    It's like the voice. We don't force a voice which we decide is lower than a lot of others, we teach it to sing in what we call their key, don't we? Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 11
    Nearly everything in life goes in threes and fours. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 12
    No no, we ALL teach each other, whether it's dancing, whether it's singing, whether it's talking, we all listen to each other. That's progress. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 13
    Oh yes, after the war, and we were all starving - we had no proper food or anything - no proper shoes. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 14
    There would never have been a British Ballet without Diaghilev. He had a wonderful influence. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 15
    There's nothing in the world that isn't good, bad, and indifferent. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 16
    Well it, nothing is done easily, you first have the thing, then the thing has a success, then all sorts of difficulties arise through the success. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 17
    Well, I mean, we are developing the other parts, and we can't give quite all our attention to the upper part, but soon the lower parts will be developed, and the upper part and the lower part will become partners, that will be wonderful. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois
  • 18
    You can't expect the press to stand still and not to want to change their minds, and develop something you and I haven't noticed. Ninette_de_ValoisNinette de Valois