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To look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow. ---->>>

It's a hard life... but if I could, I would do it all again. ---->>>

All ballet, all reading, all music. That was my world, my inner world. ---->>>

You cannot dance an arabesque in 'Swan Lake' and 'Nutcracker' the same way. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It's not possible to be perfect - you can always do something better. I'm never proud of what I've done. Sometimes, I'm not ashamed. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I don't keep my secrets or my knowledge to myself. ---->>>

Because my profession is the body, it is a relaxation for me to get out of physicality and concentrate on more mental things. ---->>>

Even the ears must dance. ---->>>

I travel like a gypsy, and I didn't know how I could perform and be a mother. ---->>>

People tell me I'm dancing better than ever. I don't know what happened, but I have new enthusiasm and more endurance. ---->>>

Usually, English personalities are difficult; they don't take criticism easily. ---->>>

I recently learn a new word: insatiable. That's me. ---->>>

Many people thought I would never succeed, because I am so Russian. So Russian, hundred percent. ---->>>

All of the very important events in my life happen by chance. ---->>>

I think often that God is guiding me. ---->>>

I want to be free... free to develop my art. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: 10-21, 1940
Birthplace: Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Soviet Union
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Occupation: Dancer
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Natalia Romanovna Makarova (Russian: Ната́лия Рома́новна Мака́рова, born 21 November 1940) is a Soviet-Russian-born prima ballerina and choreographer. The History of Dance, published in 1981, notes that “her performances set standards of artistry and aristocracy of dance which mark her as the finest ballerina of her generation in the West (wikipedia)