Dance, when you’re broken open..
“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. I don’t remember when I first found this quote by Rumi (it was certainly before I started my research for quotes and sayings for my Joy of Dance book) but its poetry and the depth of feeling – and need – for dance is something I think many of us identify with.
This image was taken at Greenwich Dance Festival at Canary Wharf in 2010.
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