Random bits of inspiration – DANCE

"When you dance, you break Away from the world, and move into a world surrounded only by light and music." ~Lai Rupe Utah's Best Choreographer Lai Rupe's Choreography

Flamenco dance is the national dance and essence of Spain. As one of the most influential cultural dance forms, it is a dance combined with gypsy culture as well as Andalusia's folk culture in Spain. Its inner strength is reflected by its graceful dance steps and movements, with provocative dance form, strong rhythm.

" a kick of the foot and a wave of the hand a way to say her lover had been finally bound "


“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” ― Meister Eckhart

Stop acting so small. You are the UNIVERSE in ecstatic motion.  - Rumi

... move to the joyous rhythms life offers, maybe learn to create some of those rhythms &... show others the way... Dance & Play...

'The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.'  ~e. e. cummings  Rachel Brice :: Kazoo Productions

Ginger Rogers: "I did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards, and in high heels.".

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Letting go of all inhibitions is the first step towards starting a wonderful relationship with dance and being to able to respect your body and taking it to limits!

Indian Dancer http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunciti_sundaram/5263224930/in/pool-1514508@N23/

“Dance is active meditation. When we dance, we go beyond thought, beyond mind and beyond our own individuality to become one in the divine ecstasy of the union with the cosmic spirit. This is the essence of the trance dance experience.” ~Goa Gil

Let's dance!


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4 thoughts on “Random bits of inspiration – DANCE”

  1. I’m not a dancer, my mother danced when she was younger, At my university’s Special Collection archive we held Fred Astaire’s papers and bit and pieces. When I was helping as a student work-study I got to hold a pair of his shoes. That’s as close to dancing as I ever got.


    1. I am such a dancer (and have been all my life), it’s always hard for me to believe that other people don’t dance – even if just in secret! But Fred Astaire’s shoes… that’s COOL!
      I must admit my definition of dancing has got broader over the years. I think it is very easy to make dance something off-limits for all except those able to be artistes-of-the-ballerina-type (and with that very narrow range of age and body type… which heaven knows, I ain’t!)
      In my view, reality is much simpler and more inclusive. Dance is the physical expression of some aspect of human-ness, often (but not necessarily) to music: dance can express joy or grief, anger or happiness. The ‘dance’ bit is using your body (with all its limitations) as your vehicle of expression… Phew! Here endeth the manifesto 😉


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