Quotes by Robert Gottlieb (Writer/American).

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Wayne McGregor's 'Dyad 1929' is a good example of this capable British choreographer's work.
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Classics are constantly being re-imagined and transformed, and the originals are none the worse for it; they endure.
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The heart of the classical repertory is the Tchaikovsky-Petipa 'Sleeping Beauty,' and no ballet is harder to get right.
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A steady diet of the higher truths might prove exhausting, but it's important that we acknowledge their validity and celebrate their survival.
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'Ocean's Kingdom' is a fairy story with no subtext, no resonance - it's not about anything except its water-logged plot.
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Ladies: You have to support an infant with a hand under its head.
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The mystery of Christopher Wheeldon deepens. Yes, he's the most talented of the younger ballet choreographers - indeed, where's the competition? Yes, he's particularly good at nurturing dancers and identifying their essential qualities.
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How do you rate works of genius? Partly by personal inclination, partly by accepted wisdom, partly by popularity.
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The first time the Kirov ballet was seen in America was on Sept. 11, 1961. The ballet was 'Swan Lake.' The ballerina was Inna Zubkovskaya. The place was the old Met, on what must have been one of the hottest nights of the year, and there was no air-conditioning.
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City Ballet remains a great company in perpetual artistic crisis.
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How the English love playing at being naughty boys!
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Dance stories, unlike those in opera, are usually simple.
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With its vastly complicated plot and its immense cast of characters swirling around the case of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce that has been grinding away in the Court of Chancery for decades, 'Bleak House' is, for many readers, Dickens's greatest novel.
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Controversy sells books.
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Some readers took 'Heaven's My Destination' as a satire on Christianity and the Midwest, but today it reads like a loving comedy.
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City Ballet has to develop choreographers of stature and a new approach to coaching before everything we value about it fades away and, in the great tradition of the Cheshire Cat, there's nothing left but Peter Martins' smile.
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Yes, bad or mediocre ballets can be useful to the dancers and temporarily fun for the audience, but in the long run, the lowering of standards can only erode the art form we all love.
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I can't remember how many years it's been since I last saw a David Parsons program or what I saw whenever it was, but that isn't surprising, since I can't really remember the first half of a David Parsons program while I'm watching the second half.
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Most writers are vulnerable and insecure, and Kay Graham was more so than most.
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No agent/publisher is in a position to create across a spectrum of media and distribution what major publishers can accomplish for authors.
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What makes a publishing house great? The easy answer is the consistency with which it produces books of value over a lengthy period of time.
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If you like being battered, the work of Savion Glover - one-time child prodigy - should be up your alley. I don't, and it isn't up mine.
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Larry Hart and Dick Rodgers were both bright Jewish boys from Manhattan who at one point or another went to Columbia, but there the similarity in their backgrounds ends.
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Young women today, as in the fifties, find themselves entering the big world and having to make choices.
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'Happy Feet' has many felicities.
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