Martha Graham


There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion... Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery... Dance is a song of the body.

I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer.

The body never lies... The body says what words cannot.

No artist is ahead of his time.
He is his time;
it is just that others are behind the times.

I am a dancer. I believe we learn by practice... Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.