Tag Archive: quote of the day

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

“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

Male dancers were a rare breed #twylatharp #dancequote #dance

Born in 1941 Twyla Tharp founded her own company when she was 23. She worked as Baryshnikov’s artistic associate at the American Ballet Theatre and after a while took a break. She returned… Continue reading

Fond of dancing as a step towards love #GBShaw #flamenco #dancequote #saying

The dance quote I chose for today, by Jane Austen is; “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” From Pride and Prejudince the phrase leads to hopes… Continue reading