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Quotes in Life of Dance

"I believe dance is a manifestation and celebration of the tenacity of the human spirit." - Robert Battle

"Dance is music made visible."  - George Balanchine

"Dance is an ephemeral, a fleeting art. To describe this momentum, every movement on stage, in words is virtually impossible."  - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.  It's to enjoy each step along the way."  - Wayne Dyer

"There is a vitality, a life-force, an quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you all of the time, this expression is unique."  

- Martha Graham

"The dancer believes that his or her art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or any other way than by dancing." - Doris Humphrey

"Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm it doesn´t stop at the end of your fingers, because you´re dancing bigger than that; you´re dancing spirit." - Judith Jamison

"You dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams." - Gene Kelly

"We are never more truly and profoundly human than when we dance." - Jose Limon

"If you dance with your heart, your body will follow..." - Mia Michaels

"Wherever you stand be the soul of that place." - Rumi

"Life is the dancer, and you are the dance."  - Eckhart Tolle

"Art is the only way to run away without leaving home." - Twyla Tharp

"I would like to tell all dancers to forget themselves and the desire for self display.  They must become completely absorbed in the dance.  Even in a classical variation there should never be any thought of a dancer doing a variation--he should become identified with it." - Antony Tudor

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