Dance trivia

Posted: September 08, 2007

 "In those early days a favorite of mine, the critic Stark Young, said to a friend, 'Must I join you at Martha's dance concert tonight? All that percussive, angular movement - I am so afraid she'll give birth to a cube.' "    - Martha Graham

George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco, on the first Pennsylvania Ballet program this season, was also featured on the company's very first program ever, on April 16, 1964.

John Cage wrote about the early years of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company: "After Cunningham got the Guggenheim Fellowship, someone asked him what he was going to do with all that money. Answer was monosyllabic: 'Eat!' "

The number of children of performers in Headlong Dance Theater's current production: 6 (plus one on the way). And one of its members lives in a geodesic dome.

Children who perform in the Pennsylvania Ballet's Nutcracker get a special memento: toe shoes worn and autographed by their favorite ballerina.

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