Throwback Thursday: Martha Graham's A Dancer's World

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Ever seen the Martha Graham film A Dancer’s World from 1957?

It is fabulous and slightly creepy — I insist on watching it immediately.

Martha Graham on pre-performance jitters: “Dread, a sense of hazard, feeling that perhaps you haven’t done quite enough work, perhaps you should have gone back to the studio and worked again, because that what you do not want to do is to fail – in either clarity or in passion. You give all your life to doing this one thing. It sounds grim, it sounds frightening – it isn’t. It has a great gaiety at times, a great wonder.”

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