Best 1 209 of Dance quotes - MyQuotes
T. S. Eliot
At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is.
Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.
Dance is a life, everyday. don't miss it. You're in bodies, you can move... Where is your joy?
Ruth St. Denis
We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us.
We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
An observant friend will recognize the signs of the rise of grief: eyes that easily well with tears, a smile that is difficult to sustain, a tendency to withdraw. And ultimately, perhaps we each need to create our own symbol of grieving — to wear our version of black, or maybe to color with black crayons for a while.
Sometimes I gave conflicting emotions because it's been going on for so long now, but then I see somebody dancing real well and it just comes back like an old love. The flame ignites again.
Human beings are born with the instinct to express themselves through movement. Even before he could communicate with words, primitive man was dancing to the beat of his own heart.
The choreographer and the dancer must remember that they reach the audience through the eye. It's the illusion created which convinces the audience, much as it is with the work of a magician.
A gracefully effortless floating, flowing and flying are the essentials of the ballet’s image of man.
Scientists are complaining that the new dinosaur movie shows dinosaurs with lemurs, who didn't evolve for another million years. They're afraid the movie will give kids a mistaken impression. What about the fact that the dinosaurs are singing and dancing?
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Dancing is very like poetry.
I made the sympathetic face, and the interested face, and even the impressed face. I did not say, 'In the name of all that is holy, cease this incessant drivel, you pretentious ass.
The lips are closed, for the dancer has plenty of other voices at his service.
I have waltzed with wolves and howled at the moon. But my heart will always remember the slow-dance that ended much too soon.
In Dance and Music, Silence swims to reach our soul.
T. S. Eliot
At the still point, there the dance is.
I'm very excited about dance and love it with a deep passion. I also struggle, tire and become discouraged. But what has always revived me...has been the rebirth of energy each time the creative process is awakened and artistic activity begins to unfold even in some infinitesimal measure.
The dance world is too small in lots of ways - it's too intense, it rattles around itself, and it needs exposing to other ideas.
If you're not messing up every now and then at practice, you're not doing anything above your ability to progress.
What brought me to the theater, no matter you're a Jew or a Russian or Armenian or Latvian, are suddenly illuminated by stage light and one beautiful image of dance.
Dance on the edge of mystery.
loose tendons; dance world's loss; performance art's gain
The day of the ball came at last, and with it the tedious and delightful rituals of femininity.
Just the pleasure of moving and the pleasure of using your body is, I think, maybe the main point. And the pleasure of dancing with somebody in an unplanned and spontaneous way, when you're free to invent and they're free to invent and you're neither one hampering the other - that's a very pleasant social form.
We all look for opportunities in the form of an ideal state of affairs; the perfect weather for picnic, enough time to call a friend, or a good offer to sell the house. The truth is, you have the power to create the state of affairs that you call opportunities.
Amy Leigh Mercree
Dance through life flinging kindness like shimmering rainbows. Find your bliss by sharing your heart.
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. At the edge of perception, weird things dance and howl.
Emerald leaves crossed our paths with veracity marked in golden drafts, somewhere deep amid the pending vapours of humility and dance, did we dance across the skies?
When I give, I give myself.
Every dance is a kind of fever chart, a graph of the heart. The instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived ... the human body.
All the dancer's gestures are signs of things, and the dance called rational, because it aptly signifies and displays something over and above the pleasure of the senses.
Well, number one I like dancing. Number two I knew it would be challenging because I had never done this type of dance before. I always wanted to and I happened to have the courage to go out there and give it my best shot.
Dancing is, in itself, a very trifling and silly thing: but it is one of those established follies to which people of sense are sometimes obliged to conform; and then they should be able to do it well. And though I would not have you a dancer, yet, when you do dance, I would have you dance well, as I would have you do everything you do well.
The practice. Muscles do not interpret right or wrong just familiarity. Through repetition we begin to make what is unfamiliar our own
Tango is serious and takes discipline. It must be studied hard to be done well. It is elegant, formal, passionate and intimate. It is about power and vulnerability. It is both dance and metaphor. And to its captives becomes a magnificent obsession
I'm always very nervous about the word 'dancer' next to my name because anyone who's really trained in dance will go, 'This guy's fudging so badly.'
They're not particular whether you're playing a flat 5th or a ruptured 129th as long as they can dance.
We are born spiritual creatures, with a body to feel and a mind, to fathom the unknowable.
... in general, the Anglo-Irish do not make good dancers; they are too spritely and conscious; they are incapable of one kind of trance or of being seemingly impersonal. And, for the formal, pure dance they lack the formality: about their stylishness (for they have stylishness) there is something impromptu, slightly disorderly.
There are things that the heart thinks of that only the body understands; that is why i dance.
If I had a rain prayer or a rain dance I could do, I would do it.
Be awesome! Let your mind dance like a butterfly and your heart sing like a flower.
It [ballet] projects a fragile kind of strength and a certain inflexible precision.
Dance is such a stressful environment.
My goal in life is to give to the world what I was lucky to receive: the ecstasy of divine union through my music and my dance.
Lailah Gifty Akita
We can lift the soul to the heavens with daily dance.
Shah Asad Rizvi
Music does not need language of words for it has movements of dance to do its translation.
I can destroy a dance floor. I think life should be a musical. I always hate it when people watch a musical and they go, 'Oh, it's so unrealistic, no one just breaks into song in the middle of their day.' Yeah, they do- if they're me.