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Think of the magic of the foot, comparatively small, upon which you whole weight rests. It's a miracle and the dance is a celebration of that miracle. ~ Martha Graham

Think of the magic of the foot, comparatively small, upon which you whole weight rests. It's a miracle and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.

Joseph Pilates mat class

Here is Joseph Pilates teaching a rare group class. This is at Jacobs Pillow, in Massachusetts, A retreat/camp where performers would go to develop skills.

The body says what words cannot ~ Martha Graham

The body says what words cannot ~ Martha Graham

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the movement important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused. ~ Martha Graham

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the movement important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. ~ Martha Graham

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. ~ Martha Graham

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they war to, when all they need is one reason why they can. ~ Martha Graham

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they war to, when all they need is one reason why they can.

I have based everything that I have done on the pulsation of life, which is, to me, the pulsation of breath. ~ Martha Graham

I have based everything that I have done on the pulsation of life, which is, to me, the pulsation of breath.

Art is eternal, for it reveals the inner landscape, which is the soul of man. ~ Martha Graham

Art is eternal, for it reveals the inner landscape, which is the soul of man.

The unique must be fulfilled. ~ Martha Graham

The unique must be fulfilled.

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 of time, this expression is unique. ~ 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 of time, this expression is unique. ~ Martha Graham

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ~ Maya Angelou

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. ~ Maya Angelou

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