Quotations on Dance

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I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Want, Words)

I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don't know that I can dance. They don't know it, and it's frustrating me because I feel that it's an edge that I have, and I'm not talking about I took this hip hop class, I'm talking about this is how people actually know me.
- Naima Adedapo
(Keywords: Thought, People, Dance, Class, Talking)

I just sort of wish people would dance differently. It reminds me of teenage sex.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Sex, People, Dance, Teenage)

The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life really takes place.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Now)

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Song)

I've always wanted to introduce hip-hop filmmaking to film. There's hip-hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip-hop film. So I was trying to do that.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Art, Music, Dance, Film, Trying)

This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.
- Fred Astaire
(Keywords: Time, Dance, Right, Want)

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Poetry, Music, Dance, Being, Dancing, Merit)

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.
- Warren G. Bennis
(Keywords: Music, Dance, Leaders)

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

My mother was a modern woman with a limited interest in religion. When the sun set and the fast of the Day of Atonement ended, she shot from the synagogue like a rocket to dance the Charleston.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Religion, Mother, Dance, Day, Interest, Sun, Woman)

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
- Arna Bontemps
(Keywords: Dreams, Dance, Fathers, Jungle, Rain, Sky)

I'm very conscious that I want the dance audience to respond and respect what I'm doing, so I'm always very true to the music and I honour the music in the way I see it - I don't mess around with the music.
- Matthew Bourne
(Keywords: Music, Dance, Respect, Want)

It's one of my strongest dance pieces - having just done Play Without Words which was veering away from a lot of dance - I thought it would be nice to go back to something with almost the most dance I'd done.
- Matthew Bourne
(Keywords: Thought, Dance, Play, Words)

People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination - it's not straight forward.
- Matthew Bourne
(Keywords: Imagination, People, Dance, Theatre)

My mother had been a country and western singer but when she moved out to Hollywood found it very difficult to get work so when I was born they put me into dance classes and singing classes as soon as I could walk actually.
- Morgan Brittany
(Keywords: Work, Mother, Dance, Country, Hollywood, Singing)

Dance, vaudeville, drama, movies - as a child I loved everything that went on in a theater.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Movies, Dance, Drama, Theater)

I love attention. If I see a gang of girls? That makes me dance even more!
- Chris Brown
(Keywords: Love, Dance, Attention, Girls)

I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea.
- Deborah Bull
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Dance, Idea)

I do take class because I still dance, and yes, I do slip into class with the Royal Ballet from time to time.
- Deborah Bull
(Keywords: Time, Dance, Ballet, Class)

On the other hand, I was very much interested in the way people behaved, the human dance, how they seemed to move around each other. I wanted to play around with that.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: People, Dance, Play)

There are very few dance companies in the world and you have to be phenomenal. You have to not be injured. You have to have a really strong mind to deal with the dance world. People who can do it are amazing to me. You cannot have a life outside of dance.
- Neve Campbell
(Keywords: Life, People, Dance, Mind, World)

Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Life, Music, Dance, Day, March, Will, World)

The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Music, Dance, Ballet)

We're going through a kind of ancient, barbaric war dance now - it's almost an ultimate in absurdity.
- Clark M. Clifford
(Keywords: War, Dance, Absurdity, Now)

I never thought of myself in comedy at all... I loved going to the theatre and seeing people wearing beautiful clothes come down the staircase and start to dance.
- Imogene Coca
(Keywords: Thought, People, Dance, Clothes, Comedy, Theatre)

For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career.
- Perry Como
(Keywords: Talent, Dance, Act, Career)

My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don't see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it's really a different version of the song.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Music, Truth, Dance, Being, Opinion, Song)

He doesn't make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there's a lot of production going on. I think that's the key and that's the magic, it's making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they're on the dance floor.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: People, Dance, Key, Magic, Production)

I always thought that it was every performer's dream. That's the epitome of being an artist, being able to express song, dance and acting in a live theatre setting and really connecting with an audience on that level.
- Deborah Cox
(Keywords: Thought, Dance, Dream, Acting, Artist, Being, Song, Theatre)

And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another.
- Hart Crane
(Keywords: Life, Dance, Ecstasy, Freedom, Walking, World)

The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since.
- Hugh Dancy
(Keywords: Experience, Dance, End, Reason, Song, Voice)

Gay nightclubs offer better dance music.
- Jack Davenport
(Keywords: Music, Dance, Gay)

Independent dance - and, fine, it's a very good thing that it remains independent - is a much tougher life: all dancers expect that, and accept that there will be periods of not being able to work, provided there are choice moments during the year when they really can work.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: Work, Dance, Being, Choice, Moments, Will)

If I only made dances about my own experience in dance, it would always be on my track, and I don't want that, I want to be on the track of where dance can take me.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: Experience, Dance, Want)

I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.
- Ruth St. Denis
(Keywords: Soul, Dance, Being, Body, Communication, Deep, Words)

The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space.
- Ruth St. Denis
(Keywords: Beauty, Life, Dance, Dependence, Space)

I had certain physical limitations that made me change the choreography for myself or made me more interested in choreography only rather than dancing. I have never been a person who wanted to just dance. I have always been interested in developing for other people.
- Katherine Dunham
(Keywords: Change, People, Dance, Dancing, Limitations)

I'd go dance at talent shows, and because I was young I had the upper hand on a lot of other crews. People thought it was cute. I used that to my advantage.
- Jermaine Dupri
(Keywords: Talent, Thought, People, Dance, Cute)

I would love to do more music, definitely. That is my true passion. Dance is first and then music.
- Carmen Electra
(Keywords: Love, Music, Dance, First, Passion)

The women all want to dance. I dance all night every night.
- Minnesota Fats
(Keywords: Women, Dance, Night, Want)

I love to dance. But I don't like being up in front of tons of people. I didn't have the desire to be performing in front of a lot of people. So it wasn't something I ever seriously considered.
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Keywords: Love, People, Dance, Being, Desire)

Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Music, Dance, Speech, Stars, Will)

Language is a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Time, Dance, Language, Pity, Stars)

I've studied a lot of great people over the years - Pete Seeger, James Brown - and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James.
- John Fogerty
(Keywords: People, Dance, Years)

I believe honesty comes across in music because for people that music isn't just something to dance to. For people for whom music is something that they feel, they understand what I'm talking about.
- Willa Ford
(Keywords: Music, People, Dance, Honesty, Talking)

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
- Robert Fulghum
(Keywords: Life, Work, Dance, Day, Play, Wonder)

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran
(Keywords: Love, Dance, Sea)

Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.
- Martha Graham
(Keywords: Soul, Dance, Body, Language)

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
- Martha Graham
(Keywords: God, Dance, Dancing, Living, Practice, Principles)



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