Shana Alexander Quotes
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Ballet's image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue, and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it. A well-known backstage anecdote concerns the occasion when the prima ballerina found ground glass in her toe slipper — and every other dancer in the Company was equally suspect.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.