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"Ballet is like the trunk of the tree from which all othe dance dance forms branch out. Modern, Jazz and Lyrical dancers all need ballet as their foundation. When all these dance forms are brought together the tree flowers beautifully."
"You have to be very precise, only then you can make a beautiful thing."
"In many ballet classes, there is a strict uniform code. You can't come in there all colorful and shit! Why? Because ballet is like a team sport-uniformity is a must. In a ballet company they have something called the "corpse de ballet," which is basically all of the dancers performing who are not soloists, thus the uniform is strict in practice "
"Ballet is like Lego," Forsythe commented. "You can create anything you want by combining components. Like the Liberty Bell at the airport. Why not?"
"Elaborating, he explained, "There is no arabesque. Arabesque is an idea. We move through it. No one can sustain it."
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