Saturday, November 5, 2011
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. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will never have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with the other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open...
Quote by Martha Graham
(born May 11, 1894, Allegheny county, Pa., U.S.—died April 1, 1991, New York, N.Y.) influential American dancer, teacher, and choreographer of modern dance, whose ballets and other works were intended to “reveal the inner man.” Over more than 50 years she created more than 180 works, from solos to large-scale works, in most of which she herself danced. She gave modern dance new depth as a vehicle for the intense and forceful expression of primal emotions.
From Martha Graham biography at www.Biography.Com