Martha Graham: “I believe that we learn by practice.”


“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. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”

РMartha Graham, an American modern dancer and choreographer.

Black and white photograph of Martha Graham, captured in mid-performance. She is poised with one arm reaching forward and the other back, embodying a strong, dynamic stance. Her expression is focused and intense, reflecting the emotional depth of her dance. She wears a long, flowing dress that accentuates her movements.
Martha Graham


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