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And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.

And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present.

The New York City Ballet is always about the realm of possibilities, the realm of what the human body can do, what the human spirit can do. And it's about listening, it's about listening to remarkable music and how we respond to that. ---->>>

We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word? ---->>>

People go to see beautiful paintings to see how much they cost. Wow. The practical value is that it shows you what the human spirit can do. ---->>>

All the New York City Ballet does is hit beautiful home runs. ---->>>

Avoiding humiliation is the core of tragedy and comedy. ---->>>

What we're dealt with hopefully is two arms, two eyes, two legs, a head, a heart. The variations, the extensions, the possibilities of the human body, what that can do. ---->>>

Does any art have a practical value? People love to talk about how expensive a painting is. That's the only way we can talk about paintings in this century. ---->>>

The ballet makes us look at those bodies, it makes us listen to that music, it makes us wonder at the geometry, of the way they come together. The way that extraordinary space is controlled and given such emotional force. ---->>>

And what would be great numbers in a Broadway show are now on stage of the New York City Ballet. ---->>>

I think of the New York City Ballet as the Yankees without George Steinbrenner. ---->>>

Does the New York City Ballet affect other places? Yeah, it lets people know they should come to New York. ---->>>

However, the moral center of New York City, I believe, is the New York City Ballet. ---->>>

Show business offers more solid promises than Catholicism. ---->>>

I mean New York City is the financial capital of the world. It's where all the money passes through, the Dow Jones, whatever, that's where all the money goes. ---->>>

I think that every year that the New York City Ballet is alive is worthy of celebration. Because otherwise the terrible thing is just that we take it for granted. ---->>>

The life of a dancer is tragically short. What is remarkable about the New York City Ballet is that it makes us forget that. Because it keeps the ballet alive. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-05, 1938
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Occupation: Playwright
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John Guare (rhymes with "air"; born February 5, 1938) is an Irish American playwright. He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. His style, which mixes comic invention with an acute sense of the failure of human relations and aspirations, is at once cruel and deeply compassionate (wikipedia)