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A Fred Astaire Community

This community is dedicated to all things Fred Astaire.

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I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around" -Fred Astaire
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Gene Kelly: "When Ginger Rogers danced with Astaire, it was the only time in the movies when you looked at the man, not the woman."

However Astaire is best summed up in this way...

Mikhail Baryshnikov, opening the tribute on the occasion of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in 1981:
"I have been invited to say something about how dancers feel about Fred Astaire," Baryshnikov said. "It's no secret. We hate him!”
"He gives us complexes, because he's too perfect. His perfection is an absurdity that's hard to face."
"The problem with Astaire is that he's everywhere -- moving. You know, you give your own performance and receive applause and you think maybe, just maybe, it was successful, and you go home ... and turn on the television to relax and there he is. Making you feel nervous all over again.
"You remember the remark by Ilie Nastase about Bjorn Borg: 'We are playing tennis, he is playing something else.' It's the same with Fred Astaire -- we are dancing, but he is doing something else."


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