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Agnes George DeMille
(1905-1993) born on
Sep 18
US choreographer, dancer. She choreographed musicals "Oklahoma," 1943, "Brigadoon," 1947; won Tonys, 1947.
         
   
F
I learned 3 important things in college -- to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep any time given a horizontal surface and 15 minutes. What I could not learn was to think creatively on schedule.

R
The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary.
A
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
N
The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
K
When you perform . . . you are out of yourself larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours nightly.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Dance to the Piper," 1952.
R: "To a Young Dancer" "Atlantic," Dec 1960.
A: "Dance to the Piper," 1952.
N: "To a Young Dancer" "Atlantic," Dec 1960.
K: On teenage dance fads; in NY "Times," 10 Jun 1963.
   


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