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Suzanne Farrell
August 16, 1945 -
Nationality: American
Category: Dancer
Subcategory: American Dancer

The body can do amazing things in a situation when it is really called for.


I didn't care too much for ballet, because you had to be more disciplined, and you sort of looked like everyone else. It required a certain kind of conformity that I didn't feel like I wanted to do.


That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing.


I'm thought of as a cool, unemotional dancer, but inside I'm not.


On the other hand, I think it is wonderful for everyone to take ballet classes, at any age. It gives you a discipline, it gives you a place to go. It gives you some control in your life.


When you are on stage, you don't see faces. The lights are in your eyes and you see just this black void out in front of you. And yet you know there is life out there, and you have to get your message across.


I liked tap, because I liked hearing the results of my movements.


I think especially in a world where you have so little say about what goes on in your life, or in the politics of the world around you, it is wonderful to go into that studio, and tell yourself what to do.


I had a wonderful childhood, coming from Cincinnati, and I think that it was great going into the life that I was going to have, where you have to start young as a dancer.


I learned to love dance for its own sake.


I could work out a lot of my emotions by going to class and dancing.


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