August Bournonville Quotes

The Dance is an art because it demands vocation knowledge and ability.

The height of artistic skill is to know how to conceal the mechanical effort and strain beneath harmonious calm.

The beautiful always retains the freshness of novelty while the astonishing soon grow tiresome.

The beauty to which the Dance ought to aspire

The beauty to which the Dance ought to aspire is not dependent upon taste or pleasure but is founded on the immutable laws of Nature.

It is not so much upon the number of exercises as the care with which they are done that progreses and skill depend.

It is a fine art because it strives for an ideal not only in plastic but also in lyrical respect.

Joy is a strength; intoxication a weakness.

The art of Mime encompasses all the feelings of the soul. The Dance on the other hand is essentially an expression of joy a desire to follow the rhythms of the music.