Chapter 16: Delivery Systems R Us

The first thing you need to know is that a formal constraint doesn’t impose a limit of any kind. To the contrary, a formalism can push you toward newness and keep you from being lazy and doing something you’ve done a dozen times before.

The great choreographer George Balanchine said it’s necessary to outline the steps a dancer must take because dancing is tiring, and if you just rely in instinct, you might just take a timid step forward when it’s time to make a beautiful leap.