I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.— Ruth St. Denis
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I believe that my whole creative life stemmed from this magic hour under the stars on that hilltop.
You and I are but specks of that rhythmic urge which is Brahma, which is Allah, which is God.
The Gods have meant That I should dance And in some mystic hour I shall move to unheard rhythms Of the cosmic orchestra of heaven And you will know the language Of my wordless poems And will come to me For that is why I dance.
We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.
It is this mission of the dancer to contribute to the betterment of all mankind.
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.
I see the dance being used as a means of express what is too deep, too fine for words.
We should realize in a vivid and revolutionary sense that we are not in our bodies but our bodies are in us.
The Gods have meant That I should dance And by the Gods I will!
When you are fifty, you're neither young nor old;
you're just uninteresting. When you are sixty, and still dancing, you become something of a curiosity. And boy! if you hit seventy, and can still get a foot off the ground, you're phenomenal!
We can hear the silent voice of the spiritual universe within our own hearts.
It is not a question of who dances but of who or what does not dance.
Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm, the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the future should be able to convey with its slightest gestures some significance of the universe.
It was then that my religious consciousness emerged to flower years afterward into definite forms of religious dancing in which there is no sense of division between spirit and flesh, religion and art.
But in reality we are accompanied by the whole dancing universe.
I have the financial morals of a goldfish, I can resist everything but temptation.
every artist is both male and female, and .
.. sometimes, the two great elements are in conjunction with him, so that all by himself he suddenly gets the melody and the burst of feeling of a great symphony without any external stimuli.
As we rise higher in the understanding of ourselves, the national and racial dissonances will be forgotten in the universal rhythms of Truth and Love.
We can scale the heights of mountains and see the world rayed out before us, but we fail to recognize that which is before us.
I have lived so long because in those moments when I am dancing, I am beyond time and space.
Dancing of late years has been degraded to the narrow limits and low professionalism of mere mechanical proficiency, associated with the most frivolous... phases of the stage. But this day is fading...We are turning our gaze inward, learning to seek there the divine sources of the dance, to the end that it may flower into new and more glorious forms of beauty and wealth
I have performed for thousands when they found me exotic, the vogue, daring, but I have danced, at any given time, for about ten people... They were the ones that left the theater forever different from the way they were when they came in. All of my long, long life, I have danced for those ten.
Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself.
It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion.
I want to dance always, to be good and not evil, and when it is all over not to have the feeling that I might have done better.
How in the end can one possibly hold anyone responsible for our own underdeveloped visions, or undeveloped strength of character?
Right here where you and I stand, we shall behold a true and radiant world.
In that world, we shall dance only our divine essence.