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March 5, 2010, by

Variation #12: Adam Lazarus


Martha Graham to Agnes De Mille:

“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”


Thank God for this website. There’s so much here. This is a specific song I’m loving on the website:




Adam Lazarus is Artistic Producer of the Toronto Festival of Clowns, through which he is accepting submissions and teaching workshops in Bouffon and physical approaches to theatre creation.

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  1. Michael says:

    I just noticed that 3 of the past 4 variations were named Adam. Way to go Adams!

  2. ben says:

    Good tunes, thanks.