Dance is music made visible.
First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole, that is
why I dance.
La danse, c'est le mouvement, et le mouvement, c'est la vie.
("Dance is movement, and movement is life.")
--Ludmilla Chiriaeff (Founder, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
You've got to sing like you don't need the money,
Love like you'll never get hurt.
You've got to dance like no one
It's gotta come from the heart, if you want it to work.
--Susannah Clark and Richard Leigh
Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythym of your life. Its the expression in time and movement,
in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.
To dance is to be out of yourself, larger, more powerful, more beautiful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is
yours for the taking.
--Agnes de Mille
You don't have to know about ballet to enjoy it, all you have to do is look at it.
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction
from life; it is life itself.
I explained it when I danced it.
(asked to explain a performance)
Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain.
The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of
your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: your dancing spirit.
Technique--bodily control--must be mastered only because the body must not stand in the way of the soul's expression.
only reason for mastering technique is to make sure the body does not prevent the soul from expressing itself.
--La Meri (2 versions)
Football isn't a contact sport; it's a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Dance is like life, it exists as you're flitting through it, and when it's over, it's done.
I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.
--Ruth St. Denis
Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance.
--Peter Saint James
To live is to dance, to dance is to live.
Schulz [in Peanuts (Snoopy speaking)]