For the first time in her (Helen Keller’s) life, she is experiencing dance. ‘Oh, how wonderful! How like thought! How like the mind it is!’ she exclaims when he (Merce Cunningham) stops. — http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/10/22/helen-keller-martha-graham/
The most essential thing in dance discipline is devotion, the steadfast and willing devotion to the labor that makes the classwork not a gymnastic hour and a half, or at the lowest level, a daily drudgery, but a devotion that allows the classroom discipline to become moments of dancing too. — Merce Cunningham (via dancehistory)
Photo by Areli Perez
Photo from Chelsae Green’s “Spoken From My Heart” Meredith College Dance Works 2011.
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The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. — Agnes de Mille