August 16, 2010

Words from Martha Graham and Neil Marcus


These quotes explain what I am trying to offer/initiate through WTC workshops:


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 will be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable, nor how it compares with 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 open and aware directly to the urge that motivates you.

Keep the channel open.

--Martha Graham, in a letter to Agnes DeMille in "Dance to the Piper"


Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'...disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live.

--Neil Marcus