Quotes: Dancing

Video: 97 years old lady dancing in the streets of Italy.

To dance is to reach for a word that doesn’t exist,
To sing the heartsong of a thousand generations,
To feel the meaning of a moment in time.

– Beth Jones

Dance is the hidden language of the soul. – Martha Graham

Life is the dancer and you are the dance. – Eckhart Tolle

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire. – Robert Frost

While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life.  I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance. – Hans Bos

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…  – Susan Polis Schutz

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. – Rumi

To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.  – Osho

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music. – William Edgar Stafford

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful.. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking. – Agnes De Mille

 

PS. “Do you wanna  dance” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T6XIBIjKck began to play on the radio just when I got this post ready.  😀 Yes, I want to.

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Rhythm Is the Soul of Life: Poems

dancer_on_the_stage-wallpaper-1366x768Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm. Every thing and every human action revolves in rhythm. – Baba Olatunji

 

World’s Dance Stage

World’s a huge
Dancing stage
Let’s play some music
And dance in rhythm.

Exciting dances
From all directions
From east to west
And north to south.

Classical and modern
Religious and ethnic
And folk dances
From all the countries.

Ballet or rock
Rumba or tango
Kathak or bhangra
Let’s try them all.

Let’s imitate nature
In all its grace
Like clouds moving
On peaks of mountains
Like leaves dancing
With blow of the breeze
Like waves dancing
To reach the shore
Let’s dance in rhythm
With nature’s swing.

Dance’s energy
Dance’s vigor
Dance’s vibrant
Flow of emotion
Dance’s art
Body, the instrument
Let’s dance together
To show our happiness
And express our joy
On world’s stage.

Tirupathi Chandrupatla

Drumming: An Instrument of Love

I pick up my drum.
There’s a deep awed silence – a revered stillness –
in the moments of anticipating what that first stroke
to my drum will create for a sound vibration and
what that will do to my soul.
I let go and make contact falling in love again
with the vibrations, which are not only heard clearly,
but felt deeply in my heart and body.
Before long, the sounds create within me some
earth based erotic impulse to move.
Compelled to move, I follow this urge and very quickly
my movement turns to dance.
Dancing – my soul lightens – freeing me to expand. I am inspired.
These acts of dancing and drumming
bring sacred spirit’s light into myself.
I call thanks to all the great beings
of the universe for helping me to satisfy
this great primitive longing in me.
I realize doing what makes me joyful fosters gratitude.
I know having a grateful heart makes me
an instrument of Godde’s peace.

I drum.
I move.
I dance.

I bring light into myself.
I bring joy into the world.
I am an instrument of Godde’s peace.

Dawn Andersen 2/30/01 revised 2/23/07. Found from: http://www.differentdrummersdrumcircle.com/id7.html

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