7 things to consider before asking me for a free image

  I’ve written this post in response to the many people in the dance industry who have asked me for free images (3 of whom have done so, just in the last 3… Continue reading

Bodies Never Lie, #quote #deMille #dance

“The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie.” this quote, from Agnes de Mille is partly true in my experience. In one review I… Continue reading

Deep thought – Stojanovic #Quote #Image

“The deeper thought is, the taller it becomes” is I think a lovely quote that applies to all of life including dance. It is modelled here by One Youth Dance dancers. Dejan Stojanović… Continue reading

“Make the moment important” #dancequote #MarthaGraham #flamenco #image

Martha Graham once said; “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.” It is… Continue reading

“Poetry is an echo..” #CarlSandburg #dancequote #dance #image

This week I’ve chosen a quote by Carl Sandburg to go with a photograph of Compagnie Retouramont at Oxford Castle during the 2011 Dancin’ Oxford Festival. The quote; “Poetry is an echo, asking… Continue reading

Role Models, Race and Reason in Norway – please help

I need your help – your backing in terms of time – to research, photograph and write an important and positive piece on the life of some Norwegian minorities who, in the current… Continue reading

“The true measure of a person” #quote #MartinLutherKing #dance #image

I’ve been saving this image, of some of the young One Youth Dance performers congratulating Jo Shaw on another great production, because it says so much. The quote I’ve chosen to go with… Continue reading

Dance is a measured pace #dancequote #francisbacon #speech

Today the dance quote comes from Francis Bacon’s philosophical works of 1733. In ‘The Advancement of Learning’ as he discusses words, grammar and the way that words sound, Francis Bacon says; “yet in… Continue reading

To dance #dancequote #BethAJones #flamenco

The quote I’ve chosen today is very lyrical and by Beth Jones; “To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist. To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations. To feel… Continue reading

Platforms, teachers and students #dancequote #swapnasundari #dance

Swapnasundari is an Indian dancer who specialises in Kuchipudi and Bharata Natyam as well as being a choreographer and singer. As well as creating the Koochipoodi Dance Centre in Delhi she has written… Continue reading

Dancing is Discovery: #Dance image and #quote by Martha Graham #dance

In a New York Times interview which was published 31st March 1985, Martha Graham said “Dancing is just discovery, discovery, discovery. I’ve chosen it as a quote to go with this shot of… Continue reading