Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do.

— Sylvie Guillem

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Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do.

I have always been full of contradictions. I am shy but I love the freedom of the stage. I need reassurance but at the same time I don’t want it. I hate being afraid but I can’t help wanting to frighten myself. That is how you grow.

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Technical perfection is insufficient. It is an orphan without the true soul of the dancer.

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My body is very nice to me. I have a lucky physique - I just don't take weight on.

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When I was very young I was very shy but at the same time I was very open cause I was very curious so I wanted to try many things.

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I just know that when I go onstage, I give everything I have, not only my feet, not only my legs, not only my body. I try to tell a story. Sometimes I am able to cry because I feel like it. Sometimes I am able to love because I feel like it.

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No, dance is not a monster. The stage is monstrous, not in the negative sense but on the grandiose side. And dance is sacred as something emotionally strong happens.

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