Here are some quotes about dance from a pioneer of modern dance, Martha Graham (1901-1991).
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul”
“Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.”
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.”
“I believe that 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. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”
“I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of man--the landscape of his soul. I hope that every dance I do reveals something of myself or some wonderful thing a human can be.”
― Martha Graham (taken from Goodreads.com)
Whether you are dancing, singing, acting, or working with your hands
this week at Masterworks, enjoy the gift of creativity that our Creator has given us!