Even the ears must dance.
The expression should come from within oneself, conveying the spiritual - something between earth and heaven. And if one runs, one should not seem to touch the ground.
Dance involves physicality, it involves spirituality and even brains.
I travel like a gypsy, and I didn't know how I could perform and be a mother.
You cannot dance an arabesque in 'Swan Lake' and 'Nutcracker' the same way.
To look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow. Natalia Makarov
Technical things are getting more mechanical. Take 'Swan Lake,' the Black Swan pas de deux. Now, my goodness, they're turning not just 32 fouettes - but double or triple pirouettes.
Dancers, many dancers today can do so much technically. You can give them steps that are complicated, then more complicated, pyrotechnical - and they can execute these steps to perfection. But to do simple steps with a pure classical line, that is truly difficult.
People tell me I'm dancing better than ever. I don't know what happened, but I have new enthusiasm and more endurance.
A real ballerina must fill her space with her own personality.
I travel like a gypsy, and I didn't know how I could perform and be a mother. Natalia Makarov
Because my profession is the body, it is a relaxation for me to get out of physicality and concentrate on more mental things.
To look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow.
I want to be free... free to develop my art.
I don't keep my secrets or my knowledge to myself.
Usually, English personalities are difficult; they dont take criticism easily.
Many people thought I would never succeed, because I am so Russian. So Russian, hundred percent.
What I am looking for is a masterpiece. I don't want to waste my time. I am tired of experiments.
All of the very important events in my life happen by chance.
It's a hard life... but if I could, I would do it all again. Natalia Makarov
You cannot dance an arabesque in 'Swan Lake' and 'Nutcracker' the same way. Natalia Maka
I really feel sorry for new generation. It's hard to find backbone. I never had crisis of identity. But I think many Americans have it.
It's a hard life... but if I could, I would do it all again.
I recently learn a new word: insatiable. That's me. Natalia Makarov
I think often that God is guiding me.
It is the body, subject to the harmony of the steps it is executing, which speaks. And it speaks to the heart in as direct a language as does music.
All ballet, all reading, all music. That was my world, my inner world. Natalia Makarov
But to look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow.
Itâ€™s hard to find backbone.I never had crisis of identity. But I think many Americans have it.
I am different because I have better schooling, better understanding of the line, gesture, how feet working, positions. They taught me modern things... and I wanted to give what I had: my schooling.