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''The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit.

It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar

The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice.

The dance is strong magic. The dance is life.'' 

~ Pearl Primus
(My statement in Accelerated Motion Dance History)

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African culture dance quotes

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African American culture dance quotes

Alice Walker

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
 ~  Alice Walker, writer (Recent Book of Poems - HARD TIMES REQUIRE FURIOUS DANCING)

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any 
 ~  Alice Walker

Alicia Graf Mack

...Dance is life. It is where I find not only my greatest self but my highest spiritual self. So for me, it is my faith and my religion...
~  Alicia Graf Mack | danseuse, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

The difference between an athlete and a dancer is that we are also artist...
 ~  Alicia Graf Mack | dancer,  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Alonzo King

Truth is the beauty in dance
~  Alonzo King (The truth)

Alvin Ailey

Dance came from the people and should be delivered back to the people
 ~  Alvin Ailey

...Each movement is the sum total of moments and experiences
 ~  Alvin Ailey

Everything in dancing is style, allusion, the essence of many thoughts and feelings, the abstraction of many moments
 ~  Alvin Ailey

...technique, commitment, courage, power, and lust for life...
 ~   Alvin Ailey | dancer, choreographer

Camille A. Brown

You can use your body as a way of expression to protest and to heal
 ~ Camille A. Brown | Choreographer and educator

Why we dance? To move, to let loose, to express. Why we dance together? to heal, to remember, to say, we speak a common language, we exist and we are free
 ~ Camille A. Brown | Choreographer and educator

Chuck Davis

To understand the culture, study the dance. To understand the dance, study the people.
 ~ Chuck Davis | artistic director (AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE)

Cicely Tyson

...either my skin tingles or my stomach churns. If my stomach churns, I know it's not for me. When my skin tingles, I can't wait...                 
 ~ Cicely Tyson

Frank Morrisson

Creativity beyond your imagination 
 ~ Frank Morrisson | Dream Catcher

Dwana Smallwood

Dancing is like breathing to me... If I don't dance, I have no oxygen... 
 ~ Dwana Smallwood | Directof of student affair - OPRAH WINFREY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR GIRLS

Ernestine Shepherd

Exercice is my anti-aging pill 
 ~ Ernestine Shepherd (body builder)

Free to Dance

Hip Hop dance look fresh... it is one more example of how black dance evolve by borrowing from its own tradition
 ~  Free to Dance | Episode 3: Go for what you know (hip hop at 21:30)

Garth Fagan

It's most important that you know the traditions of your art form. 
Then you can go ahead and break it and alter it and do it in retrogade,
but it's most important that you've got a foundation.
Then you can build all kinds of miraculous temples on it. 
 ~  Garth Fagan | GARTH FAGAN DANCE

India Arie

...I am living in the flow
And now that I have dropped the weight
I am light as a feather
It's time to elevate...
 ~  India Arie | Soulbird Rise

Jeffrey Page

Dance will save the world  
 ~ Jeffrey Page

Jimi Hendrix

Music is a safe kind of high
~ Jimi Hendrix

Judith Jamison

If you look at a dancer in silence, his or her body will be the music
~  Judith Jamison | artistic director emerita - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

Katherine Dunham

Go within everyday and find your inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out
 ~  Katherine Dunham

there is an energy within... pure strenght... the energy of the person which is put in different forms, in different shapes... once we discover that energy, I think that such a thing as dance becomes such a delight because you're moving on a stream that is you but it is even over and beyond you...
 ~  Katherine Dunham

 Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience
 ~  Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Marcella Hayes Muhammad

...drawn to the curvature of light in and around the objects... painting the rhythm of light as it falls over and around forms seducing the eye to travel on a path of discovery... 
 ~  Marcella Hayes Muhammad

Martha Graham

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused
 ~ Martha Graham

Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for... liberation
 ~ Martha Graham

Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery...
 ~ Martha Graham

I am absorbed in the magic of movement and light. Movement never lies.   
 ~ Martha Graham

I wanted to begin not with characters or ideas, but with movements . . .
I wanted significant movement.
I did not want it to be beautiful or fluid.
I wanted it to be fraught with inner meaning, with excitement and surge.  
 ~ Martha Graham

Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired
 ~ Martha Graham

sometimes it's blood memory... not the blood your mother and father gave you... but that which stretches back two or three thousand years
 ~ Martha Graham | Blood Memory

The are always ancestral footsteps behind me, pushing me, when I am creating a new dance, and gestures are flowing through me
 ~ Martha Graham

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of 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.
 ~ Martha Graham 

The spine is the tree of life. Respect it
 ~  Martha Graham | New York Times, april 1991

To learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same 
 ~  Martha Graham

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you can't fly then run,
if you can't run then walk,
if you can't walk then crawl,
but whatever you do
you have to keep moving forward.
 ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.
 ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mary McLeod Bethune

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth 
 ~  Mary McLeod Bethune

Maya Angelou

‎A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself, and only herself. 
 ~ Maya Angelou | Just Do Right

Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
 ~ Maya Angelou  | Just Do Right

I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativiy is daring to dare
 ~  Maya Angelou 

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude
 ~  Maya Angelou 

...it's in the reach of my arms, the span of my hips, the stride of my steps, the curl of my lips, I'm a woman phenomenally... 
 ~  Maya Angelou | Phenomenal Woman

...Love liberates, it doesn't bind...
 ~  Maya Angelou 

Surviving is important, thriving is elegant 
 ~  Maya Angelou | Just Do Right

Une femme en harmonie avec son être est comme une rivière qui se deverse.
Elle va où elle veut sans prétention et arrive à sa destination prête à être elle-même, et seulement elle-même 
~  Maya Angelou | Just Do Right

You can't use up creativity, the more you use, the more you have 
~  Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies. You may trod me in the very dirt. Still, like dust, I'll rise... 
 ~  Maya Angelou | Still I Rise

Michael Jackson

...A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life...
 ~  Michael Jackson  | DANCING THE DREAM

...My dance is all motion without, all silence within. As much as I love to make music, it's the unheard music that never dies. And silence is my real dance, though it never moves. It stands aside, my choreographer of grace, and blesses each finger and toe... 
 ~  Michael Jackson | Dance of Life - DANCING THE DREAM

On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred. In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists...
 ~  Michael Jackson  | DANCING THE DREAM

The stars draw me near, close enough so that I see through their twinkling act. They're dancing, too, doing a soft molecular jiggle that makes my carbon atoms jump in time...
 ~  Michael Jackson | Dance of Life - DANCING THE DREAM

Michael Leon Thomas

Dance is the most brilliant vehicle of self expression... to use your body to speak... there is nothing like it. And when my students get it and we've done the last step and they leave the class with huge grins on their faces, then I know I've done my job. I've helped them to find and see themselves through movement 
 ~  Michael Leon Thomas | creative director MOTION THEATER LAB (dancer & choreographer)

 Michelle Obama

...driving forces in the cultural life of this nation, from tribal rhythms to freedom songs, from modern dance to hip hop, their work have steered our souls and ignited our imaginations. Through dance, they have told the stories of who we were, who we are and who we can be...
 ~  Michelle Obama | honoring african american dancers: Debbie Allen, Judith Jamieson, Virginia Johnson, Fatima Robinson

Misty Copeland

...I am... everyone that came before me... 
 ~ Misty Copeland | Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre

...dancing with joy and confidence,
I think I changed everyone's mind about what a perfect dancer is supposed to look like...
 ~ Misty Copeland | Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre

Morgan Freeman

I always tell my kids if you lay down, people will step over you. But if you keep scrambling, if you keep going, someone will always, always give you a hand. Always. But you gotta keep dancing, you gotta keep your feet moving.
 ~  Morgan Freeman

Muhammad Ali

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe
 ~  Muhammad Ali | A Self Made Legend

My soul has grown over the years, and some of my views have changed. As long as I am alive, I will continue to try to understand more because the work of the heart is never done
 ~  Muhammad Ali 

Playthell Benjamin

the drums... organic relationship to the dance traditions
 ~ Playthell Benjamin | Commentaries on the Times - Queen Lioness

Prince

Everybody Dance on... Lord have mercy Dance on, dance on...
 ~  Prince | Dance On

Rachael McLaren

...dancing has ignited my passion for life.
Dance is about sharing and teaching...
 ~ Rachael McLaren | Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Robert Battle

I believe dance is a manifestation and celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit
 ~ Robert Battle | artistic director / Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Robert Gibson

...Mind dances to pen's beat... rhythmic and sweet... internal rhymes, a mental treat
 ~  Robert Gibson | Passion Poet

RoLanda Allaha Wilkins

My Soul Need Dance to Breath
 ~  RoLanda Allaha Wilkins | founder of Earth Mama Healing Inc. housed at Our World Cultural Center

Ron Edwards

"Blend of beauty, mental balance, physical power, music, and an overwhelming sense of art and finesse." 
~  Ron Edwards |Capoeira Martia Art: US SLAVE

...physical movements of... railroad crew members were synchronized by a caller who sang the chants, ensuring safety and pacing while spiritually uplifting the men at their toil.
 ~  Ron Edwards | Gandy Dancers: African American Railroad Workers - US SLAVE

The origin of Samba music has a lot of similarities with Mambo and Salsa, which are undeniably linked to slavery and the religious traditions of West Africa... 
 ~  Ron Edwards | Samba of Brasil: US SLAVE

The Baron Son

Perception equals one's reality 
 ~ The Baron Son

Wendell Pierce

 ... Our thoughts are to the individual as our heart is to the community     
 ~  Wendell Pierce  

Asia culture dance quotes

Ai Qing

Without movement, there is no life... we should use our energy to the fullest
 ~  Ai Qing

Ajith Dass

Dance to heal the earth. Not just when you're dancing but always.
Live the dance, whenever you move, in all you do. Dance to heal the earth... 
 ~  Ajith Dass | dance teacher, director, SURVANA FINE ARTS

Bruce Lee

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them
 ~  Bruce Lee | Martial Arts Master & Champion

Princess Buppha Devi

The danc is sacred; we do it for the glory of God.
But it's our lifeblood we are preserving here
 ~  Cambodian Princess Buppha Devi

Chinese Proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight  
 ~  Chinese Proverb

Fang Mang mang

Chinese dance has its own unique vocabulary, meanings, and ordered structure that enable a dancer to fully express his thoughts and feelings with ease and grace  
 ~  Fang Mang Man

Japanese Proverb

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance
 ~  Japanese Proverb

Haruki Murakami

I move, therefore I am
 ~  Haruki Murakami

Lao Tzu

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire  
 ~ Lao Tzu | the TAO TE CHING

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a step 
 ~ Lao Tzu | the TAO TE CHING

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading  
 ~ Lao Tzu | the TAO TE CHING

Lillian Thio-Kaplan

The Authenticity of our Movement lies in developing relationship with our own movement repertoires, emotions, sensations, thoughts and our creative resources
 ~ Lillian Thio-Kaplan | Consultant & Researcher

the limbs move but it is the brain who dances
 ~ Lillian Thio-Kaplan | Consultant & Researcher

Natalia Duong

with shared movement and kinesthetic empathy, we listen through our body
 ~  Natalia Duong

Pearl Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive.
To them... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create_ so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off from him...
He must create, must pour out creation.
By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating
 ~  Pearl Buck

The truth is always exciting, speak it then, life is dull without it
 ~  Pearl Buck | Pearl the Show

Ravynn Karet-Coxen

...through the wellspring of Khmer traditions, we are reviving ancient strengths and sacred arts that heal villagers and their children from the inside... I clearly see that we are truly nourishing the souls of our people 
 ~  Ravynn Karet-Coxen | NGINN KARET FOUNDATION for CAMBODIA (NKFC) DANCE SCHOOL

Shen Yun Performing Arts

When the dancer moves there is an internal energy related to the breath... the breath needs the body... the breath is crucial...
 ~  Shen Yun Performing Arts

Shrunryu Suziki

The real secret of the arts: always be a beginner
 ~  Shrunryu Suziki

Tara Dhatu

Let's Dance, Sing, Pray and Play Together...  
 ~  Tara Dhatu | Dance of the Goddess

Zen Proverb

Move and the way will open
 ~  Zen Proverb

Balkan culture dance quotes

Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
 ~  Aristotle 

Greek Proverb

A hungry bear does not dance
 ~  Greek Proverb

live as though all your ancestors were living again through you
 ~   Greek Proverb

Plato

The man who has received a good education will be able to sing and dance in a beautiful way
 ~  Plato

Caribbean culture dance quotes

Bayyinah Bello

...if you are who you are and you know who you are and you live working towards realizing your mission in life, every sound out of your mouth is a prayer, every gesture you make is a prayer, every dance you dance is a prayer, and when you make love with somebody you are praying...
 ~ Bayyinah Bello | on Completing The Haitian Revolution pt. 1/2  (1:02:00)

Edner Saint-Amour

Words pile up, action crosses out void
 ~ Edner Saint-Amour 

Francesca Lalanne

...Art must first be understood as a language 
 ~ Francesca Lalanne | Visual artist

HUMANISSIMUS

...art is a powerful platform that can and should be used to create awareness of human and social issues
 ~  HUMANISSIMUS 

...to share experience through dance... heals... mind and spirit... 
 ~  HUMANISSIMUS

...dance barefoot...express emotions and daily challenges...
 ~  HUMANISSIMUS | DANCING BAREFOOT

...Our mission is to touch both the heart and the intellect...  
 ~  HUMANISSIMUS

...art convey dialogue... on human condition
 ~  HUMANISSIMUS

Jeanguy Saintus Riché

Dance your divinities, Sing your roots, Let the LOA dwell in you, Trance, light of my true memories
 ~  Jeanguy Saintus Riché |artistic director, Ayikodans about TRANSE: COBA, Collective of Black Artists Repertoire

...my only wish is to be there for those who want to survive DANCING...
 ~  Jeanguy Saintus Riché | artistic director, Ayikodans

Stay close to Dance as our bodies were meant to speak, reach out and essentially communicate in ways that sometimes words cannot
 ~  Jeanguy Saintus Riché | artistic director, Ayikodans

"Stay close to Dance..." ~ Jeanguy Saintus Riché | Caribbean culture dance quotes

Junot Dìaz

If we do not begin to practice the muscles of having a possessive investment in each other's oppressions, then we are in some serious trouble
 ~  Junot Dìaz | Cited by Morgan Miller

Kassandra Kernisan

Kemetic Yoga: learn about how our ancestors purified and balanced mind, body and soul to more closely reflect the divine. Take a journey towards self healing, growth, transformation and self-actualization through breath, movement and meditation.
 ~  Kassandra Kernisan

Katia D. Ulysse

...Poverty dances on some tongues like bubbles in fine champagne.
Poverty builds empires.
Poverty drips like precious oils from silver spoons.
Poverty is a magic wand...
 ~  Katia D. Ulysse | Tragedians

Kevin A. Ormsby

...everyone breathe, feels, dance 
 ~  Kevin A. Ormsby | Artistic Director - KASHEDANCE 

Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience
 ~  Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

Marie Flore Domond

...a drum indeed call drum, instrument that can make the twenty one nations of antique Africa dance non stop in their heads... 
 ~  Marie Flore Domond 

Mooji

Step into the fire of self-discovery. This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not
 ~  Mooji

Owen Alik Shahadah

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
 ~  Owen Alik Shahadah | scholar, filmmaker, activist

Pearl Primus

Pearl Eileen Primus, dancer, choregrapher, anthropologist, teacher (1919–1994), was an ambassador of African dance and the African experience in the Caribbean and United States. Her Trinidadian heritage, combined with extensive studies in the Caribbean, Africa and the American South, became the lens through which she taught and choreographed... (continue)

I dance not to entertain, but to help people better understand each other because through dance I have experienced the wordless joy of freedom 
 ~   Pearl Primus  | MY STATEMENT  (accelerated motion dance history)

Dance has been my vehicle. Dance has been my language, my strenght. In the dance I have confided my most secret thoughts and shared the inner music of all mankind. 
 ~   Pearl Primus  | MY STATEMENT  (accelerated motion dance history)

Dance has been my teacher, ever so patiently revealing to me the dignity, beauty and strenght in the cultural heritage of my people as a vital part of the great heritage of all mankind
 ~   Pearl Primus  | MY STATEMENT  (accelerated motion dance history)

...dance is the fist with which I fight the sickening ignorance of prejudice...  
 ~   Pearl Primus  | MY STATEMENT  (accelerated motion dance history)

Instead of growing twisted like a gnaled tree inside myself, I am able to dance out my anger and my tears 
 ~   Pearl Primus  | MY STATEMENT  (accelerated motion dance history)

The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit.
It turns the body to liquid steel.
It makes it vibrate like a guitar.
The body can fly without wings.
It can sing without voice.
The dance is strong magic.
The dance is life.
 ~  Pearl Primus | anthropologist, dancer, and pioneer

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"Dance has been my teacher" ~ Pearl Primus

Peniel Guerrier

The drum is always there. In life and death. In between is dance. Always the drum is everywhere.
 ~  Peniel Guerrier 

Pwovèb kreyòl

As the drum hits, that's how you dance
 ~  Pwovèb kreyòl | in VOLCREOLE (LaFilleduNord) 

Rosemary Brown

Anyone who says this movement is dying betrays their own ignorance
 ~  Rosemary Brown, activist, politician | (on racism and sexism) Canada Post & McGill University honor former student born Rosemary Wedderburn in Kingston, Jamaica

Steve McQueen

Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live 
 ~  Steeve McQueen

Turenne ° Tilarenn

Don't be afraid. Be the woman that you are meant to be. You will thrive. Nothing's gonna break if you don't hold back

 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

Expression of life, the source and reflection of emotion at the same time, rhythm is our Being architecture, our inner dynamism, our wave length communication system, a pure expression of vital energy
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn Let me dance      

Free your mind, free your soul 
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

Hear your song and dance your soul
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

I dance my life in timeless spirit. For time is not going anywhere. There is no point in running after it. We will never catch up to it.
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

In a place of love is where we can truly Be
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

I step out of the limit of my physical body to find my inner truth, the essence of my Being
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

Seeking through PEACEFUL heart to maintain serenity in my quest to unfold the paradigms of creating sustainable circles of health and wealth in all integrity, contribute to strong mind, body and soul communities and dance 4ever in the light of my true Danse Spirit
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

We are sources of life as we dance soul free
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

We have the power to transform realities with our mindset, mental strenght and creative energy in action
 ~ Turenne ° Tilaren 

We must absolutely dance life to radiate in balance and harmony in all
 ~ Turenne ° Tilarenn

Vitolio Jeune

Dancing can be such a healing art form if you can allow yourself to be completely vulnerable   
 ~  Vitolio Jeune | dancer choreograpaher

...If I did not dance maybe today I would have been dead 
 ~  Vitolio Jeune | dancer choreograpaher

Youri Mews

Ayikodans...dance to the beat of our ancestors, and the rhythm of the modern world... 
 ~  Youri Mews

Yvonne Daniel

Embodied knowledge... Can reveal what the body knows, what it is capable of... Through resilient and exciting ritual performance... dance and music embody memory and perseverance and, in the end, inspire and support survival...
 ~  Yvonne Daniel | Dancing Wisdom: Embodied knowledge in Haitian Vodou, Cuban Rumba, and Bahian Candomble

European culture dance quotes

Aldous Huxley

Consciousness is only possible through change; change is only possible through movement
 ~  Aldous Huxley

C.S. Lewis

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
 ~  C.S. Lewis | British Scholar and Novelis

David Bowie

Let's dance
put on your red shoes and dance the blues...
Let's sway sway through the crowd to an empty space...
 ~  David Bowie

D.H. Lawrence

We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive... and part of the living, incarnate cosmos.
 ~  D.H. Lawrence | in APOCALYPSE (1930) 

Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito

To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul
 ~  Eugene Louis (Luigi) Faccuito

 Françoise Dolto

The unconscious takes form as body awareness
 ~  Françoise Dolto | psychiatrist, psychoanalyst (L'IMAGE INCONSCIENTE DU CORPS, éd. Seuil)

 H.G. Wells

I don't think this world was made for a small minority to dance on the faces of everyone else
 ~  H.G. Wells

 Lord Byron

...on with the dance! Let joy be unconfined... 
 ~  Lord Byron | THE EVE OF WATERLOO

Leonardo Da Vinci

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than the mastery of oneself
 ~  Leonardo Da Vinci 

Mark McGuinness

Creative doing beats Creative thinking Any Day
 ~  Mark McGuinness  |  Coach for Artists, Creatives and Entrepreneurs

Mata Hari

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word 
 ~  Mata Hari

Oscar Wilde

To reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim 
 ~  Oscar Wilde

Pamela Brown

A child sings before it speaks, dances almost before it walks. Music is in our hearts from the beginning
 ~  Pamela Brown 

Dance can give the inarticulate a voice
 ~  Pamela Brown 

Philip Arnold

Laughing, smiling, singing and dancing generate more health and happiness than doctors and pills ever can...   
 ~  Philip Arnold

Wild Women Sisterhood

I'm a wild woman, I dance with the tides of the moon
 ~  Wild Women Sisterhood

She danced like a hippie with the spirit of life... She stamped her feet in passion and with presence like a flamenco girl...
 ~  Wild Women Sisterhood

We have come to Be Danced
 ~  Wild Women Sisterhood

Germany culture dance quotes

Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree 
~  Albert Einstein

Creativity is intelligence having fun 
~  Albert Einstein

Dancers are the athletes of God 
~  Albert Einstein

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player
~  Albert Einstein

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough
 ~  Albert Einstein

Nothing happens until something moves
 ~  Albert Einstein

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one
 ~  Albert Einstein

We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams 
 ~  Albert Einstein

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy 
 ~  Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1960)

Eurodance group Snap

Rhythm is a dancer It's a soul companion. You can feel it everywhere
 ~  Eurodance group Snap

Franz Kafka

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly 
 ~  Franz Kafka

Friedrich Nietzche

In song and dance, man expresses himself as a member of a higher community. He has forgotten how to walk and speak and is on the way into flying into the air, dancing... his very gestures express enchantment
 ~  Friedrich Nietzche | German classical scholar, philosopher and critic

Ready must thou be To burn thyself In thine own flame; How couldst thou Become new If thou have not first Become ashes... 
 ~  Friedrich Nietzche | German classical scholar, philosopher and critic

There is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy
 ~  Friedrich Nietzche | German classical scholar, philosopher and critic

Hermann Hesse

As a body everyone is single, as a soul never 
 ~ Hermann Hesse

Mark Z. Danielewski

Have no fear, you will find your way. It's in your bone. It's in your soul.
 ~  Mark Z. Danielewski

Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi

Flow is a harmonious experience where mind and body are working together effortlessly, leaving the person feeling that something special has just occured... flow lifts experience from the ordinary to the optimal, and it is in those moments that we feel truly alive and in tune with what we are doing  
 ~  Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi 

Pina Bausch

Your fragility is also your strength
 ~  Pina Bausch

Rudolf von Laban

Every gesture is a movement against death   
 ~  Rudolf von Laban

Spencer Gavin Hering

We dance to actively engage, and inspire the audience's mental perspective, to grow and evolve. The art of dance is primal...universal, and can be voice through an unlimited amount of movement, Infinite Movement Ever Evolving
 ~  Spencer Gavin Hering | artistic director (INFINITE MOVEMENT EVER EVOLVING)

Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V. 

dance is embodied knowledge
 ~ Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V. 

human body with its movements and senses... instrument in the production and staging of knowledge
 ~  Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V.

Tracing lines

Relationships between Drawing, Dance, Art and Music 
  Tracing lines | presence and absence

Iberian culture dance quotes

Antonio Gades

Spanish dance for me is the greatest form of communication possessed by the Spanish people. It is the chains whose links articulate their tragedy and joy, their hope and despair
 ~  Antonio Gades

Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

Flamenco opens the door to the most noble of human possibilities: the ability to dream
 ~  Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company (portales)

Jose Greco II 

Being a dancer is in the blood. A school can teach technique, but dancers are born.
 ~  Jose Greco II | Flamenco dancer & choreographer ("Dance in the Blood" - Dance Magazine)

...moved... Inspired... I pay tribute... through the dance
 ~  Jose Greco II | Flamenco dancer & choreographer ("Ambassador of the  Spanish dance" - Dance Magazine)

Pablo Picasso

Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth
 ~  Pablo Picasso

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up
 ~  Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist
 ~  Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls
 ~  Pablo Picasso

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" ~ Pablo Picasso | Iberian culture dance quotes

India culture dance quotes

Akram Khan

To know is nothing at all... To imagine is everything        
 ~ Akram Khan

Ananda Coomaraswamy

Our Lord is the dancer who, like the heat latent in the firewood, diffuses His power in mind and matter, and makes them dance in their turn    
 ~  Ananda Coomaraswamy | The dance of Shiva - 14 Indian essays

Anita Ratman

There is enough vocabulary in my body. But I prefer to invest my contemporary works with a primal meditativeness. They need to suit my age and thought process
 ~  Anita Ratman 

B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one's actions 
 ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

We need trong bodies, so we can develop strong minds 
 ~ B.K.S. Iyengar | ZENTIPS

Buddha

To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear  
 ~  Buddha

Deepak Chopra

As I am speaking and you are responding and I am getting some feedback, our minds are dancing...
 ~ Deepak Chopra 

...connecting with nature is a wonderful way for us to witness the dance of the universe and to see ourselves as part of this magnificent symphony
 ~  Deepak Chopra

Consciousness regulates and becomes the flow of energy and information in your body, your relationships, and your world
 ~  Deepak Chopra

Gratitude opens the door to the power, the creativity, and the wisdom of the universe
 ~  Deepak Chopra

Inner fulfillment is the goal of life and always has been
 ~  Deepak Chopra

I trust the wisdom of my body
Balance is my true nature
 ~  Deepak Chopra | 21 Day Meditation Experience

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity... 
 ~  Deepak Chopra | The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

Mallika Sarabhai

 the arts may be the most powerful way to effect change, whether political, social or personal
 ~  Mallika Sarabhai (dancer, actor, activist)

Methil Devika

I love music and because I cannot sing I translate its images into movement 
 ~  Methil Devika | dancer, scholar, trainer (interview with Latitha Venkat, Chennai)

Nahara

Without dance I cannot feel my soul, hear my heart, or see my dreams
 ~ Nahara

OSHO

Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence  
 ~ OSHO

Love is the dance of your life. Hence those who do not know what love is have missed the very dance of life
 ~ OSHO

My meditation is simple.
It does not require any complex practices.
It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting in silence.  
 ~ OSHO

Only the change... within you, is going to give you peace. 
Out of that peace will come your love; Out of that love will come your dance.  
 ~  OSHO

When we dance totally, it is possible for the dancer to disappear and only the dance remain
 ~ OSHO

Radhika and Saieesha

To Watch Us Dance is to Hear Our Hearts Speak
 ~  Radhika and Saieesha | Bharata Natyam students

Rabindranath Tagore

In Art, man reveals himself and not his objects
 ~  Rabindranath Tagore | Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist 

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf
  ~  Rabindranath Tagore | Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist 

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rythmic measures 
 ~  Rabindranath Tagore | Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist 

When our universe is in harmony with Man, the eternal, we know it as Truth, we feel it as beauty
 ~  Rabindranath Tagore | Indian Poet, Playwright and Essayist (Brain Pickings article : When Einstein Meet Tagore)

Ravi Shankar

Sound when stretched is music
Movement when stretched is dance
Mind when stretched is meditation
Life when stretched is celebration 
 ~ Ravi Shankar 

Shayomita Dasgupta

The eternal feminine unites with the man to bring about ecstasy, but the rhythm of life gets disturbed when there is sorrow and pain. This however, touches life with real fire that in the end turns everything into gold
~  Shayomita Dasgupta | Odissi dancer and dance teacher

Tara Dhatu

Let's Dance, Sing, Pray and Play Together...  
 ~ Tara Dhatu | Dance of the Goddess

Dr. Tonya K. Freeman

Learning about the creative power of the Yoni, my sacred source of expression... I dance the Dance of the Femi9 Woman and love every movement... 
 ~  Dr. Tonya K. Freeman | My Goddess Walk, Sacred Symbol of Female Creative Power

Indigenous culture dance quotes

33 mindful Indigenous culture dance quotes here

Middle East culture dance quotes

A.M. expert 

...Love is the only thing that activates intelligence and creativity, something that purifies and free us... 
 ~  A.M. expert on Sufism | DANCE AND PRAY THE SUFI WAY - article by Paulo Coelho

Carolena Nericcio

...there was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman's hips was considered so beautiful that they set it to music and made a dance out of it...
 ~  Carolena Nericcio | FatChanceBellyDance

Ibrahim Farrah

...no matter how avant garde or contemporary the dance becomes, you must never lose its essence...
 ~  Ibrahim Farrah

Get your body out of the way and let your spirit soar!
 ~  Ibrahim Farrah

Khalil Gibran

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
 ~  Khalil Gibran

Whenever you pass by the field
Where you have laid your ancestors
look well there upon,
and you shall see yourselves
and your children
dancing hand in hand
 ~  Kahlil Gibran | The Farewell: THE PROPHET

La Meri

The only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself
 ~  La Meri | dance ethnologist

Ohad Naharin

We learn to love our sweat, we discover our passion to move and connect it to effort, we discover both the animal in us and the power of our imagination 
 ~  Ohad Naharin | on his movement language: Gaga

Learn to do more with less, knowing that you can grow old and still produce magnificent moments 
 ~  Ohad Naharin | on his movement language: Gaga

Connect your form to the distance between our body parts
 ~ Ohad Naharin | artistic director (Batsheva dance company

...Pull your flesh away from your bones... Increase the space in your joints... Float..
 ~  Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva dance company

Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan

Overcome any bitterness that may have come
because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain
that was entrusted to you.
Like the mother of the world
who carries the pain of the world in her heart
each one of us is part of her heart
and therefore endowed
with a certain measure of cosmic pain.
You are sharing in the totality of that pain.
You are called upon to meet it
in joy instead of self-pity.
 ~  Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan | Spiritual leader for the Sufi Order in the West

Roger Sinha

...Every expression is based on a memory, but when memory is plural, how does it resonate ?
 ~  Roger Sinha (Sunya | Sinha Danse / Constantinople)

Rumi

You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life
 ~  Rumi

Respond to every call that excites your spirit
  ~  Rumi

Danser, c'est lorsqu'on détache notre coeur...  qu'on s'élève de notre corps et qu'on demeure suspendus entre les mondes          
 ~  Rumi 

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free
 ~  Rumi

Without love, all worship is a burden, all dancing is a chore, all music is mere noise 
 ~  Rumi

Ruth Browns Gundelfinger

When people dance, they lose their inhibitions... it is a wonderful way to form a community... 
 ~  Ruth Browns Gundelfinger

Shah Asad Rizvi

Dance is the ritual of immortality
 ~  Shah Asad Rizvi

Sometimes in life, confusion tends to arise and only dialogue of dance seems to make sense
 ~  Shah Asad Rizvi

Dance less in motion and more in spirit; awaken the dreamer within
 ~  Shah Asad Rizvi

Shelby Pizzarro

In... women's ancien tradition of belly dance, Raqs al Sharqi, as a meditative practice, dancers often find the movements empowering in addition to being highly therapeutic. In this context, they refer to their art as mystical as well as sacred.                             
 ~  Shelby Pizzarro 

Yara Awad

when I see a beautiful line or a powerful jump and I know the effort and pain that want into that single move, I get chills. I "feel" again... So I dance.
 ~  Yara Awad | Syrian Eyes Of The World

North America culture dance quotes

Abraham Lincoln

All through life, be sure and put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm
 ~ Abraham Lincoln

I walk slowly but I never walk backwards
 ~ Abraham Lincoln

My politics are short and sweet like the old woman's dance
 ~ Abraham Lincoln

The best way to predict your future is to create it
 ~ Abraham Lincoln

Thousands of emotions well up inside me throughout the day. They are released when I dance
 ~ Abraham Lincoln

Agnes de Mille

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.
 ~  Agnes de Mille

To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more powerful, more beautiful
 ~  Agnes de Mille

Alynna Wiley

If he's hurt, would the universe pour itself for him? And if he sang, would constellations dance to please him?
 ~ Alynna Wiley | captaineggroll, from PAINT ME A PALACE

Amber Coversale Sumrall

Listen to the silence as it echoes around you. Ancient spirit dance to it
 ~  Amber Coversale Sumrall

Anna Halprin

As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression, we dance the renewal, recreation and healing of ourselves and our world     
 ~  Anna Halprin | dancer, choreographer

Dance is the breath made visible 
 ~  Anna Halprin | dancer, choreographer

Emotion that gets held up in the body can be released through movement, making you more aware of your own body and deeper emotions
 ~  Anna Halprin | dancer, choreographer

I have an enduring love for dance and its power to teach, inspire, heal and transform.  I've spent a lifetime of passion and devotion probing the nature of dance and asking why it so important as a life force     
 ~  Anna Halprin | dancer, choreographer

The body is living art.  Your movement through time and space is art.  A painter has brushes.  You have your body. 
 ~  Anna Halprin | dancer, choreographer

You are not an object in space, you are part of the space   
 ~  Anna Halprin | dancer, choreographer

Arthel Neville

Lead the race to share similarities and embrace differences
 ~  Arthel Neville  | In leading a discussion on continuing the Legacy of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Arts Alive

Dance springs from a human desire for personal expression and social connection. and it feels good.
 ~  Arts Alive | National Arts Center (Why People Dance) 

Through dance we can better understand our common humanity
 ~  Arts Alive | National Arts Center

Barbara de Angelis

The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place    
 ~  Barbara de Angelis

Beth Jones

To dance is to reach for a word that doesn't exist, To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations, To feel the meaning of a moment in time 
 ~  Beth Jones

Bob Dylan

He who can't conceive himself anew is dying
 ~  Bob Dylan

Camille Maurine

The movement of energy in our bodies is how we know that we are alive: our breath flows, our blood circulates, our brain waves. Our cells are in continual exchange with the elements of life, pulsing with innate intelligence and wisdom. The body is vibrating humming with the music of life.   
 ~  Camille Maurine | The Dance of Life

When our awareness is not inspired by the motion of life, we may become trapped by fixity and rigid ideals that we can never live up to...   
~  Camille Maurine | The Dance of Life

Catherine Kerr

Mindfulness starts with the body
 ~  Catherine Kerr | mind in body lab

Chuck Palahniuk 

The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you are free to do anything
 ~ Chuck Palahniuk 

Charles Bukowski 

drink from the well of yourself and begin again
 ~ Charles Bukowski  

 Doris Humphrey

There are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words 
 ~  Doris Humphrey

Edwin Denby

There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good
 ~  Edwin Denby

Elizabeth A. Hanley 

dance has always been, and always will be, a form of communication. This is its legacy to the world.
 ~  Elizabeth A. Hanley | introduction  from the books serie WORLD OF DANCE

Change occurs but the basic element of dance endures.
 ~  Elizabeth A. Hanley | introduction  from the books serie WORLD OF DANCE

Dance as existed from time immemorial. It has been an integral part of celebrations and rituals, a means of communication with gods and among humans, and a basic source of enjoyment and beauty 
 ~  Elizabeth A. Hanley | introduction  from the books serie WORLD OF DANCE

Elizabeth Gilbert 

Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be 
 ~ Elizabeth Gilbert  |  Eat, Pray, Love 

Elizabeth Rutten-Ng

Dance to our Music. Our body is like Music. A melody to our ears, An echo of our breath, In moment of pause and stillness Resonating into a piece As we listen, To our inner music. A dance it is, as our body moves, A piece we call our own. Let us listen to the music of our body and begin the dance and celebrate because we are alive!  
 ~  Elizabeth Rutten-Ng. | Embodied Movement - Dance Movement Therapy

Ellie Crystal

Creation is linked to dance, the movements of souls as they create within a matrix of sound, rhythmics of sacred geometry 
 ~ Ellie Crystal | CRISTALINKS.COM

Fred Astaire

I just put my feet on the ground and move them around 
 ~ Fred Astaire 

Hans Boss

While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.
 ~ Hans Boss

Hiram W. Johnson

The first casualty when war comes is truth
 ~ Hiram W. Johnson | found in 6 Painful truth about the war.../ Meteor Shaman

 H. Jackson Brown Jr

Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor
 ~  H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Isadora Duncan

Man must speak, then sing, then dance. The speaking is the brain, the thinking man. The singing is the emotion.  The dancing is the Dionysian ectasy which carries away all
 ~  Isadora Duncan

Jacques d'Amboise

Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.  It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.
 ~  Jacques d'Amboise | founder of the National Dance Institute

Jim Rohn

People who shine from within don't need the spotlight  
 ~ Jim Rohn | entrepreneur

John F. Kennedy

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.
 ~  John F. Kennedy | Brain Pickings article : JFK on Poetry, Power and the Artist's Role in Society

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I dream this day of wondrous things, of peace, of hope, of pride, I dance my dance with life today, I'm filled with love inside 
 ~  Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Kairos Alive

It's hard to stay stuck when you're moving
 ~  Kairos Alive (Kairos Dancing Heart / Choreography of Care)

Lee Ann Womack

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance 
 ~  Lee Ann Womack

Liquid Lead Dancing

It takes two to lead
 ~ Liquid Lead Dancing | Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox 

Lora Wilson Mau

Each of us, at any moment, can tap into our innate musician, our innate dancer and transform the moment with creative expression using the most powerful and immediate of artistic instruments: our voices and our bodies...
 ~  Lora Wilson Mau | dance/movement therapist (MOVING TOWARDS UNDERSTANDING)

Luca « Lazylegz » Patuelli

no excuses, no limits
 ~ Luca « Lazylegz » Patuelli

Marc Johns

Don't forget to play
 ~  Marc Johns 

Margie Gillis

I think we need to hold a place for what is beautiful, and what is healing and what is wisdom and profound and real and invent those things if we don't know what they are... Source is my favorite word... I am a vessel! I love that!
 ~ Margie Gillis (Source at 2:15)

...My life study is in the miraculous nature of the physical communication of intellect, emotion and spirituality. Dance as catharsis, transformation and revelation...
 ~ Margie Gillis

Margareth B. Moss

Life's a Dance... of give and take, of finding gratitude and joy in everyday life, alongside the inevitable sorrows and challenges 
 ~  Margareth B. Moss | Life's a Dance

Marylee Hardenbergh

Dance is a powerful medium... The quickest way to make people feel connected is to have them move together to the same rhythm
 ~  Marylee Hardenbergh | Global Water Dances

...Flow, the medium of dance / movement, can connect community, just as water connects people
 ~  Marylee Hardenbergh | Global Water Dances

Mia Jane

Splash in the puddies
Dance in the rain
Remember what it's like,
to be a child again
 ~  Mia Jane

Mia Micheals

Forgive me if I have only succeeded in entertaining you, I had wished to rile your spirit
 ~  Mia Micheals

Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein

Dance is... not just for dancers, but for anyone sensitive to the meaning of motion. Dance is... awareness
 ~  Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein

Mike Selvon

dance is a wonderful way of dancing to express emotions or just to break free... 
 ~  Mike Selvon | author: Modern dance is a great way...

Miriam Roskin Berger

 Movement contributes to insight and awareness by revealing patterns of behaviour that are expressed through weight, time, space, and energy, by bringing into awareness body blocks that are results of previous experiences.   
 ~ Miriam Roskin Berger | dancer, dance therapist

Ontario Arts Council



° 27 common motivations to dance
1.    I just feel really great when I am dancing. It makes me be free
2.    It lift my spirit, makes me feel happy.
3.    It makes me feel so blessed. I am grateful that I can move my body and it makes me feel like I am connected to source.
4.    It makes me feel joyous. It makes me feel like I have real joy in my life
5.    It takes me to another world, a world that has no trouble, no worries. And it makes me happy. I think I will love to be happy most of the times, so I dance most of the times
6.    Dancing makes me so alive. My spirit does feel overwhelmed with Joy, you know
7.    I do dance. That's it. I live for dance. I'm a dancer.
8.    Really, what it comes down to... I feel like a kid again
9.    Dancing, I just got a sense of it being a natural part of life
10.    You hear music, it's instinctual, you start tapping your foot, you start moving your shoulders and your head starts going. It is our response to music alike.
11.    Why? Why do you breathe?
12.    I think I was really drown to the idea of discipline and being determined to get a move.
13.    We grew up in Canada and we are disconnected to our African ancestry. It's a way to find out what our orals traditions are and the movements and the language that are associated with it.
14.    Dance for us is a healer, the space that we work on, the space we are in, when we step on it, we can hear it.
15.    Dancing brings me close to my friends.
16.    For the longest time, I wasn't confident with my body. But overtime I gain a lot of confidence through dance.
17.    It is a really liberating experience. It's almost like you are speaking without words..
18.    I can express myself to the fullest without anybody judging me
19.    Within the dancing and within the music, you can express any emotions.
20.    Without dance in my life, I know that I wouldn't be the same person.
21.    It is such a great way to just kind of share my Joy with other people.
22.    I love the connection... what you have with your partner when you dance.
23.    Little by little I realize that I am not that bad...because...let me tell you a little secret...I have been asked to dance by so many ladies
24.    I became so confident just from dancing
25.    Right now dance is one of the biggest and cheapest therapy that everyone can have to help with stress release
26.    You leave a world of work and trauma in my case, and for a while, you are free and light and find laughter and Joy.
27.    Once you have the ability to move, you can dance, you have rhythm...♥

Pamela Dinkowitz

Balance when it appears to be working against you, in reality is working for you   
 ~  Pamela Dinkowitz

Dance within your fire every chance you get  
 ~  Pamela Dinkowitz

Our heart beats to the rhythm of our laughter  
 ~  Pamela Dinkowitz

Patrick Swayze

I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life. When you dance, things just go away. Things don't seem so bad. There's no better way to take care of health than through something as joyous and beautiful as dance
 ~  Patrick Swayze 

Pearl Buck

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive.
To them... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.
Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create_ so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off from him...
He must create, must pour out creation.
By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating
 ~  Pearl Buck

The truth is always exciting, speak it then, life is dull without it
 ~  Pearl Buck | Pearl the Show

Perfect School

Dance is the soul moving in time with our Body. Movement causes thoughts to circulate and soar!   
 ~  Perfect School

Raymond Holliwell

Constantly expect that which you persistently desire
 ~  Raymond Holliwell | Working With The Law

Rosalind Russell

Taking joy in living is a woman's best cosmetic             
 ~  Rosalind Russell

Robert Ansell

...Rhythm rules...
 ~  Robert Ansell

Robert Greene

...real pleasure comes from overcoming challenges, feeling confidence in your abilities, gaining fluency in skills...
 ~  Robert Greene | MASTERY

Rosemary Brown

Anyone who says this movement is dying betrays their own ignorance
 ~  Rosemary Brown | activist, politician  (on racism and sexism) Canada Post & McGill 

Ruth Browns Gundelfinger

When people dance, they lose their inhibitions... it is a wonderful way to form a community... 
 ~  Ruth Browns Gundelfinger

Ruth St-Denis

Dance... the symbol and language for communicating spiritual trut
  ~  Ruth St-Denis

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what is too deep, too fine...
  ~  Ruth St-Denis

Scott Hamilton

The only disability in life is a bad attitude 
 ~  Scott Hamilton | I Am A Second

Sebastian Grubb

Utilizing gesture mashing, deconstruction, shifting perspectives and obstructing views, we examine the meaning of dance presentation and how it establishes or breaks down specific relationships
 ~  Sebastian Grubb | The Narrowing 2010 - AXIS DANCE COMPANY

Steve Maraboli

Too much action with too little intent make for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress
 ~  Steve Maraboli 

Solo Built It! (SBI!)

The quickest way to get where you want to go is to take one small step at a time
~  SBI!

Tannis Hugill

The use of dance as a healing tool is rooted in the knowledge that body and mind are inseparable 
 ~ Tannis Hugill |  healing artist (AWAKENING BODY WISDOM)

Terri Guillemets

Stifling an urge to dance is bad for your health, it rusts your spirit and your hips
 ~ Terri Guillemets

Terpsichore Studio for Dance corp.

Dance is and has always been an art form! An art form with benefits! 
 ~  Terpsichore Studio for Dance corp.

Tim Ferriss

Smash fear, learn anything
 ~  Tim Ferriss | Author: The 4-Hour Workweek

hope for the best and plan for the worst
 ~  Tim Ferriss | Author: The 4-Hour Workweek

The Clean Slate Diaries

In the phases of the Earth, the plants die in the fall so that there can be new birth in the spring... it's the Universal dance of death and rebirth 
 ~  The Clean Slate Diaries

Twyla Tharp

A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet. I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things    
 ~  Twyla Tharp

I often say that in making dances I can make a world where I think things are done morally, done democratically, done honestly 
 ~  Twyla Tharp

I think that anyone who's pushed to do the very best she can is privileged...    
 ~  Twyla Tharp

People often say to me, "I don't know anything about dance." I say, "Stop. You got up this morning and you are walking. You are an expert." 
 ~  Twyla Tharp

This is the strange thing: Dancers don't age...
 ~  Twyla Tharp

 Ursula K. Le Guin

The creative adult is the child who survived...
 ~  Ursula K. Le Guin

Vicki Baum

There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them   
~ Vicki Baum

Vivian Greene

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain
 ~  Vivian Greene

Wade Davis

All cultures through all time have constantly been engaged in a dance with new possibilities of life
 ~   Wade Davis

Warren

Drink plenty of water. Dance...
    ...d of ABC of genuine happiness
 ~  Warren | TheHappySelf.com 

Wayne Dyer

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor, it is to enjoy each step along the way
 ~  Wayne Dyer

W. Brett Wilson

Great partnership are built on shared visions cemented with mutual respect and trust 
 ~  W. Brett Wilson 

Pacific culture dance quotes

Heremoana Maamaatuaiiahutapu

The faces and languages are not the same, but when you dance, you look just like my people
 ~  Heremoana Maamaatuaiiahutapu | Chief judge, Tahitian ORERO 2010

Robert Kiyosaki 

Emotions are what make us human, make us real. The word emotion stands for energy in motion. Be truthful about your emotions, and use your mind and emotions in your favor, not against yourself
 ~  Robert Kiyosaki | investor, author Rich Dad Poor Dad

Hoping drains your energy, Action creates energy
 ~ Robert Kiyosaki | investor, author Rich Dad Poor Dad

Scandinavia culture dance quotes

Mika Waltari

...My feet danced and my arms moved, not in a dance that I had learned from others, but in a dance that moved and lived in me. My whole body moved in joyous ecstasy. 
 ~  Mika Waltari | writer 

Slavic culture dance quotes

Anna Pavlova

Dancing is my gift and my life...
God gave me this gift to bring delight to others. I am haunted by the need to dance. It is the purest expression of every emotion, earthly and spiritual.
It is happiness
 ~  Anna Pavlova

Where there is no heart, there is no art
 ~  Anna Pavlova

Ayn Rand

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others 
 ~  Ayn Rand

Kandinsky

to harmonize the whole is the task of art
 ~  Kandinsky (Wassily) | Concerning The Spiritual In Art 

Mikhail Baryshnikov

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure
 ~  Mikhail Baryshnikov

South America culture dance quotes

Carlo Buby

Sing for your soul because the Universe is already dancing for you 
 ~  Carlo Buby | Temple of The Arts

Diego Bonga Martinez

...Candombe is a cultural weapon we have used to defend ourselves with, for our culture to live on...
 ~  Diego Bonga Martinez | the Afro-cultural movement in Buenos Aires

Francisco Gella

As long as you have something to share, keep dancing 
 ~ Francisco Gella | choreographer and dance educator

Dance makes bad times better.
And makes good times amazing 
 ~ Francisco Gella | choreographer and dance educator

José Limón

I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power. A man could, with dignity and towering majesty, dance...dance as Michelangelo's vision dance and as the music of Bach dances
 ~  José Limón

The dance... Is not merely a style or idiom, it is a potent idea, and when it's contemporary personalities retire, the idea will persist
 ~   José Limón

Marie Trigona

Candombe's spirit... of resistance... has been passsed down for generations despite a historical void... through drums and dance in Llamadas - parade of calls
 ~ Marie Trigona | writer (URUGUAY: SPIRIT OF AFRO RESISTANCE ALIVE IN CANDOMBE)

Miguel Zotto

Tango is like writting a letter, it has a beginning, periods, commas, stops and an end... dance of the people... The tango is on the ground, it is caressing the floor...
 ~  Miguel Zotto, dancer, choreographer, director

Nestor Copoeira

Is it possible you haven't heard what is being sung in the Capoeira circles here and there... the cock has already sung, the day has already downed
 ~ Mestre Nestor Capoeira | first learn the art of Capoeira from Mestre Leopoldina

The Capoeira player is much more than a fighter who delivers kicks. He is an artist, his strength is the Joy of living. He knows the key word LOVE, nonetheless, the player knows evil exists
 ~ Mestre Nestor Capoeira | first learn the art of Capoeira from Mestre Leopoldina

Octavio Paz

Everything is language
 ~  Octavio Paz

Pelé

Everything is practice
 ~  Pelé

Susana Baca

Does rhythm have memory? Can it travel through time and make the old forever new? Can it tell us of other nights, caress us? Does it have a feeling, to make us dance alive in our skin? 
 ~  Susana Baca  | INTRODUCTION TO HER SELF-TITLED ALBUM

Dance quotes express dances spirit elemental wisdom to carry on always with serenity

The following describes the quintessential quality of Capoeira martial art as it applies to dance quotes magical words essence. 

"Blend of beauty, mental balance, physical power, music, and an overwhelming sense of art and finesse." ~ Ron Edwards (US Slaves)

Dance quotes reflection of dances spirit quintessential magic help intuitively in balancing our chakras  to release all that is undeserving.

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