This section includes Sub Saharan core African dance quotes values by authors cited once. The next sections are by authors, in alphabetical orders, cited more than once.
If you've come to help me, You are wasting your time, and mine. If you come because your liberation is linked to mine, then let's join hands and start working together
It is my belief that music and dance transcend gender, race, and language...
Show a people as one thing, as only one thing over and over again, and that's what they become
Move your neck according to the music...
We feel the urgency and passion of the movement as it flies and falls. We are uplifted and we are drawn in to the story
I Am Always Guided By Love
I Dance Lightly On The Path To Myself
My Beauty Changes And Increases
As I Draw From The Limitless Source
Of Love To Give To Others
You are Aphrodite and Adonis as soft flesh endlessly dances on flesh among the brilliant flowers of Mount Olympus. You are the roil and roll of the universe in the never ending movement of creation...
We write our stories with the medium of the body, unearth a beginning, middle and end through movement and infuse them with raw emotions and explosive live percussion
In Dagara culture, the drum is a transportation device that carries the listener into other worlds. Only the sound of the drum has the power to make one travel in this specific way. Where the sound-ship goes, everybody goes. To refuse to drum is to refuse to travel. To forget how to drum is to forget how to feel.
Mapouka dance... foundation and basis of strong bonding relationship
No matter how mighty and strong a tree is, it will always dance to the tune of the wind
~ Okelola Olamigoke
Not all words spoken were created equal: Some words come from a mind that has studied, from a body that has traveled a 1000 miles, from eyes that have witnessed, from a tongue that has eloquence, from a heart that has passion and from a soul that has sincerity
This fun and fluid form of yoga will bring you back to your core and reconnect you with the Source.
The Afrikan Yoga site is founded by Pablo Menfesawe-Imani. Pablo Imani is an Author, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, Holistic Health and Wellbeing Consultant and Balanced Health practitioner trained in Kinesiology.
Afrikan Yoga emphasis the value of body awareness in this African dance quotes collection.
Breath, sink deeper and create space
Your body is the temple for knowledge...
Fire movement develops fervour, liveliness and inspiration
...The Drum is sacred.
Its round form represents the universe, its beat the pulsation of the heart.
The drum is a communication system design to connect humans with creation.
The drum synchronises the left and right hemisphere of the brain,
once the brain is synchronised, its physiology changes to a state of heightened awareness....
~ Afrikan Yoga
African dance quotes from ancestral essence energies of the drums echoeing in the dances, in our souls.
We hear it in our heads, we feel it in our hearts and it echoes in our soul... indigenous drumming
~ Ancestral Essence
...energies come forth in recognisable patterns of dance... drummers alter... current beat sequence to match that of the energy they see displayed in the persons style of dancing...
~ Ancestral Essence
Germaine Acogny as a reknown pioneer expresses the everlasting ancestral bond to the land and our people spirits through the dances of here now, today and yesterday combined in this African dance quotes collection.
My weapon, my ferry is Dance, blessed by the ancestral gods of my people. I dance beyond the words and evils of this world in hope for my damaged Africas and in defence of my own joyous interest. May you share my hope and my joy
...Mixed race sticks to my skin without altering its color, and this mix of ingredients makes me just want to dance, to dance beyond the words and weariness. More than drawing images I want to 'face up to hope' of my various Africas and proclaim it with insight and conviction.
Nelson Mandela's contribution to this African dance quotes collection honors the rhythms of creativity to gain strength and maintain courage.
We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right...
~ Nelson Mandela
Qudus Onikeku bring the talk in this African dance quotes collection about intimate growth through rendez-vous with ourselves in the dances.
I am a Solo Dancer! I Dance in Solitude I Dance with my solitude and I Dance Because of Solitude I Live On this Earth Without Expectation Without Disappointment For I am Attached to Nothing It Will Be Unnecessary To Bury Me For I am already Buried in My Body Along with my SOLITUDE A Solitude Peopled By Images Dream, Phantoms And Memories
And of course, JOY
Dance is a place where I find refuge, it has become a comforting solace
African dance quotes collection is enriched with Wangari Maathai cultural activist wisdom in action for community resilience and sustainability.(More inspiring quotes on Leadership for social justice from prof. Wangari Maathai)
If you understand and you are disturbed, then you are moved to action. That's exactly what happened to me
~ Wangari Maathai
Culture is coded wisdom... Wisdom that has been accumulated for thousands of years and generations. Some of that wisdom is coded in our ceremonies, it is coded in our values, it is coded in our songs, in our dances, in our plays.
Culture defines who we are and how we see ourselves. A new attitude toward nature provides space for a new attitude toward culture and the role it plays in sustainable development
~ Wangari Maathai
We are one dance in balance and harmony through conscious movement revolution
Everything relates to dance because life is a dance. Dance is movement. Movement is life. Conscious movement is ultimate global timeless balance and harmony and, joyful self-conquest.
Happy to have you here! I'm Turenne / Tilarenn. We are sharing, in this self-conquest journey, the universal wellness that is conscious movement to always stir our vital energy and fully dance life towards balance and harmony.
In each text, capture the vital and creative energy that best vibrate to your soul's delight.
VIsion : SACRED CIRCLES OF OUR CIVILIZATIONS