Dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music— Charles Baudelaire
Practical Dance Performance quotations
If you stumble, make it part of the dance.
Dance every performance as if it were your last.
Dancers work and live from the inside.
They drive themselves constantly producing a glow that lights not only themselves but audience after audience.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
You can fool the eyes and minds of the audience, but you cannot fool their hearts.
When you are on stage you are having an affair with three thousand people.
Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance.
Think positively; Exercise daily; Eat Healthy; Work Hard; Stay strong; Worry less; Dance more; Love often.
My father-in-law saw me at a dance performance.
The next day, I got a phone call, and the caller said, 'I'm Dhirubhai Ambani... may I talk to Nita?' I said, 'It's a wrong number' and put down the phone. Then he called again... and I said, 'If you're Dhirubhai Ambani, then I'm Elizabeth Taylor.'
If the communication is perfect, the words have life, and that is all there is to good writing, putting down on the paper words which dance and weep and make love and fight and kiss and perform miracles.
Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Trust me, You can dance.
The reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living.
I just wanted to perform. I just wanted to perform in whatever capacity, whether it was acting, singing, dancing, comedy - whatever it was, I just loved it and felt at my absolute happiest when I was performing for people.
You remember that my great vision came to me when I was only nine years old, and you have seen that I was not much good for anything until after I had performed the horse dance near the mouth of the Tongue River during my eighteenth summer.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, its about learning to dance with the rain
The real self of an artiste lies in art, so when an artiste performs, all the pain, trauma and tension get released through art, be it dancing, painting, singing, writing or even martial arts.
I love composing and writing music and dancing and performing and conceptualizing creatively for visual mediums. I love to create.
Poison or elixir, narcotic or aphrodisiac, whatever it was, this flower, relic of a day in the life of an accidental writer, an inadvertent counterfeiter leaving his traces in code, the birds were coming to try it, performing a dance for no one and flying up toward the moon.
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Modern physics has... revealed that every sub-atomic particle not only performs an energy dance, but also is an energy dance; a pulsating process of creation and destruction.
Indian actors, because of the format of our stories, need to be good actors, and be able to perform emotional sequences, do a bit of comedy, dance and singing, action, because all of this forms just one film. In many ways I'd say there are greater demands on Indian actors than there are on Hollywood.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
Optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after a step forward is not a disaster, it's more like a cha-cha.
Classical virtuosity is more than technique, line, proportion, and balance.
It is as if the performer and spectator come together to hold in their hands a bird with a broken wing. The creature can be felt to stir, to struggle for freedom. Its life responds to human warmth; its wing might brush your check as it flies away.
I believe that we learn by practice... it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which come shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit.
The painting is always conceived as the linear record of a rhythmic gesture: it is a graph of a dance executed by the hand. Not only the artist's eye and hand perform this dance, so does the eye of the beholder.
Take more chances, dance more dances.
...all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.
A dance performance is rather like going out into a battlefield.
You have to hold the attention of as many as five to 10,000 people a lot of whom do not follow your language.
A lot of festivals can be a jumble of electronic music and rock and roll, and everything's all mixed up - some things are more performance art or light shows or dance parties, and then you'll have a singer-songwriter stuck in the middle to make the changeovers easier.
Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
Former U.S. House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, has been sentenced to three years in prison. One year for money laundering and two more for his performance on 'Dancing with the Stars.'
And my father was a comic. He could play any musical instrument. He loved to perform. He was a wonderfully comedic character. He had the ability to dance and sing and charm and analyze poetry.
Then come the lights shining on you from above.
You are a performer. You forget all you learned, the process of technique, the fear, the pain, you even forget who you are you become one with the music, the lights, indeed one with the dance.
To perform your best, you need to know who you are and why you think and feel the way you do.
I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity.
.. I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
My singing wasn't horrible, but my dancing really made it look silly.
It's not like I'm a horrible singer that can't sing. But I don't have the consistency or the presentation skills that a good performer has.
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.
The tiger and the lion may be more powerful, but the wolf does not perform in the circus.
White performances were always dull in comparison to the astonishing expressiveness of Black dancers. Behind the white person's inarticulate body were centuries of condemnation of dancing on religious grounds.
There are three steps you have to complete to become a professional dancer: learn to dance, learn to perform, and learn how to cope with injuries.
During 'Saturday Night Fever' at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can't do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.
I'm an actor. I'm not a performer. I'm not like a song and dance guy who can take a cane and a hat and do it. I would just you know. That's why I never did commercials.
My parents sent me to a dance class, so it was a road chosen by them, not me.
But I enjoyed it so much I knew I would become a performer.