Dancers are the messengers of the gods. ~Martha Graham
The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. ~Agnes de Mille
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~Japanese Proverb
Dancing faces you towards Heaven, whichever direction you turn. ~Terri Guillemets
There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. ~Agnes De Mille
Katherine Mary Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, songwriter, author, educator, and activist .Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century and has been called the "Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance".
A creative person has to create. It doesn't really matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus gardens where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on.
Isadora Duncan, born in San Francisco in 1877, changed more than the dance. She began teaching at the age of five, when she gathered all the little girls in the neighborhood and taught them to sway their arms to express the movement of the ocean waves. From this childhood experience, Isadora went on to direct several dance schools throughout her career. She said, “To dance is to live. What I want is a school of life.”
"The dancer of the future will be one whose body and soul have grown so harmoniously together that the natural language of that soul will have become the movement of the human body. The dancer will not belong to any nation but to all humanity."
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 be lost.
The body says what words cannot. -Martha Graham
You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma, which is Allah, which is God.
- Ruth St. Denis
- Ruth St. Denis
Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories.