Tag Archive: arte flamenco

The Dance GRiST App and a little of what I’ve learned so far

Links to the first pilot Dance GRiST app, some of what I’ve learned and a little of how I’ve got here.

Paso a Dos y Pisadas

I saw both Pisadas and Paso a Dos from the first circle. Since costume detail, smaller movements, fleeting expressions and other nuances were lost to me I’ve decided to write them in the… Continue reading

Learning to dance in the rain

“Life is like learning to dance in the rain….” A beautiful dance image and inspirational quote by Vivian Greene <a href="”> Read More…

Life is like dancing

If you like this quote and enjoy my blog please consider supporting me by buying my recent book ‘The Joy of Dance’. It includes many other inspirational quotes about and by dancers along… Continue reading

Darkness, stillness and dancing

This week’s inspirational dance quote by T.S. Eliot is “So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing”. The image is the final one from the 2015 Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival’s Gala Flamenco.

Making sense of change

Alan Wilson Watts was a philosopher, writer and teacher who was most famous for the way he Westernised Eastern philosophies. I chose his quote; “The only way to make sense out of change… Continue reading

Every day lost on which we have not danced…

This week’s inspirational dance quote by Friedrich Nietzche is; “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once”. It seems that Nietzche connected with the divine through… Continue reading

First Comes The Sweat…

This week’s inspirational dance quote by George Balanchine is; “First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you’re very lucky and have said your prayers”  Four Quartets it is considered to be… Continue reading

Poetry of the foot, #JohnDryden #dancequote #quote #flamenco

While “Dancing is the poetry of the foot” sounds great, as far as I can tell it is a simplification. John Dryden’s play, The Rival Ladies, Act III reads; “Man Tis well, desire… 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