"Do you know what it took for Balanchine to put me, a black man, on stage with a white woman? This was 1957, before civil rights. He showed me how to take her [holding her delicately by the wrist]. He said, ‘put your hand on top.’ The skin colors were part of the choreography. He saw what was going to happen in the world and put it on stage.”
- Arthur Mitchell on Balanchine’s Agon
Seen above: Original Cast Members Diana Adams and Arthur Mitchell
"i value monogamy. if you are unsure of where your love REALLY lies then you should be single. being in love is sacred. when you have that connection with someone and it’s a monogamous one, there’s no other feeling in the world." #beautiful i view this as truth.