Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. (...) It is our appreciation for dance that allows us to see clearly the rhythms of nature and to take natural rhythm to a plane of well-organised art and culture.— Rudolf von Laban
Remarkable Art Dance quotations
I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance.
If words were adequate to describe fully what the dance can do, there would be no reason for all the mighty muscular effort, the discomfort, the sweat and the splendors of that art.
If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point in dancing it
I saw the dance as a vision of ineffable power.
A man could, with dignity and a towering majesty, dance. Not mince, cavort, do "fancy dancing" or "showoff" steps. No: Dance as Michelangelo's visions dance and as the music of Bach dances.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.
Where there is no heart there is no art.
Ballet dancing is arduous, strenuous activity.
Students are engaged in physical training that rivals the training Olympic athletes undergo. At the same time, they strive for physical perfection not for the prowess alone but as a way of achieving the means necessary to express the pure nature of their art.
Dance is not an exercise. Dance is an art.
Art is the heart's explosion on the world.
Music. Dance. Poetry. Art on cars, on walls, on our skins. There is probably no more powerful force for change in this uncertain and crisis-ridden world than young people and their art. It is the consciousness of the world breaking away from the strangle grip of an archaic social order.
The art of Mime encompasses all the feelings of the soul.
The Dance, on the other hand, is essentially an expression of joy, a desire to follow the rhythms of the music.
I dance not to entertain but to help people better understand each other.
Because through dance I have experienced the wordless joy of freedom, I seek it more fully now for my people and for all people everywhere.
Simplify, slow down, be kind. And don't forget to have art in your life - music, paintings, theater, dance, and sunsets.
Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.
Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.
The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing.
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance 'till you drop.
If you dance with your heart, your body will follow.
Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what's inside you, to make your soul grow.
Strong and convincing art has never arisen from theories.
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
The dance is the mother of the arts. Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.
A kata is not fixed or immoveable. Like water, it's ever changing and fits itself to the shape of the vessel containing it. However, kata are not some kind of beautiful competitive dance, but a grand martial art of self-defense - which determines life and death.
As we tap into the deep sources of bodily wisdom through creative art expression,we dance the renewal, recreation, and healing of ourselves and our world.
The only way to get change is not through the courts or - heaven forbid - the politicians, but through a change of human consciousness and through a change of heart. Only through the arts - music, poetry, dance, painting, writing - "can we really reach each other.
Dance is an ephemeral, a fleeting art.
To describe this momentum, every movement on stage, in words is virtually impossible.
I think most dancers would agree that the art of ballet chooses the dancer, not the other way around.
When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different.
Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well done does it become an art.
A dancer should learn from all the arts.
Go to museums and look at the paintings. See how they balance things. Everything you do in the arts enriches you.
Anyone interested in design must be interested in other fields of expression - theater, ballet, photography, literature, music.
Art is humanity's most essential, most universal language.
It is not a frill, but a necessary part of communication. The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works.
Dance is low on the totem pole of the arts, because you're not left with a painting... a book that will stay there, a score you can read.
Dance music is my love, is my passion, is my life.
I live for my fans and take my art very seriously.
Hula is the art of Hawaiian dance, which expresses all we see, smell, taste, touch, feel, and experience. It is joy, sorrow, courage, and fear.