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Dance Performance Quotes


"Dance is like wine; it matures with every performance." - Alarmel Valli

"Dance every performance as if it were your last." - Erik Bruhn

"Dance until the earth dance." - Hilda Doolittle

"All promise outruns performance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost." - Pina Bausch

"The first dance performance I saw was Joffrey Ballet doing 'Billboards' to Prince." - Kyle Abraham

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop." - W H Auden

"To dance is to live live is to dance." - Heidi Groskreutz

"Emergency dance party-go away." - Rainbow Rowell

"The reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living." - Martha Graham

"I think the reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living." - Martha Graham

"To me, dance is so ethereal and elusive, so much of an illusion. After a performance, that's it. With vocals and music, you have good recordings." - Jamie Wyeth

"I will dance and resist and dance and persist and dance. This heartbeat is louder than death." - Suheir Hammad

"Music and dance are all you need." - Moliere

"Without dance, a man can do nothing." - Moliere

"Any chance I get, I will dance." - Hillary Clinton

"The underlying foundation of all religion is performance - whether it's a tribal dance around a campfire to satisfy the fire god, or a dead religious activity performed week after week by an evangelical Christian with the intent of impressing his God. It's all religious performance, and God isn't impressed by our performance. What impresses Him is faith." - Steve McVey

"It's hard to drink when you dance. And it's hard to dance when you drink." - Charles Bukowski

"It's hard to drink when you dance. And it's hard to dance when you drink." - Charles Bukowski

"The smile is the dance of the face - the dance is the smile of the limbs." - Ninette De Valois

"Death had ruled my life till I met Lady Dance. Her dance had set me free." - Jackie French

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - Proverbs

"[Drink] provokes the desire, but it takes away the performance." - William Shakespeare

"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." - Yamini Krishnamurthy

"People have thought that some of my writing and lines are done by a machine. I'm able to move in a way that's part gestural dance performance, and it's fun for me, so I incorporate that into the painting." - Jose Parla

"I would enjoy venturing into music, as I do write songs and compose music! And, of course, dance, rhythm and performance are in my blood, so eventually I see myself doing something in that area, surely!" - Jiah Khan

"Dance, dance, dance till you drop." - W H Auden

"Saturday mornings in spring should always start with a jolt of dance by Paul Taylor performed by Taylor 2. The touring ensemble, an adjunct of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, offered a rare New York performance... It was an impressive event, presented by a group of highly individualistic dancers." - Jennifer Dunning

"Dance music was on its arse before we came along." - Sergio Pizzorno

"Dance from here to the other world-and don't stop." - Rumi

"He bowed. 'The young lady must not dance alone." - Gail Carson Levine

"...if you dance with dragons, you must expect to burn." - George R R Martin

"I am love, I am music, she thinks. Let's dance." - Paulo Coelho

"Despise not sweet inviting love-making nor the merry dance." - Horace

"Vanz can't dance, but he'll steal your money." - John Fogerty

"Midnight shout and revelry, Tipsy dance and jollity." - John Milton

"Some things were worth the dance with danger." - Nalini Singh

"Dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music" - Charles Baudelaire

"I really can't wait to dance with Ellen DeGeneres!" - Sharon Jones

"I think we need a big national dance." - Hillary Clinton

"God is good, but never dance in a small boat." - Proverbs

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak." - Saying

"I am love, I am music, she thinks. Let's dance." - Paulo Coelho

"It's better to dance than to march through life." - Yoko Ono

"Those move easiest who have learn'd to dance." - Alexander Pope

"When a sincere woman begins to dance, the seven heavens, the earth, and all creatures begin to dance." - Shams Tabrizi

"Sometimes you dance with a partner, and sometimes you dance alone. But the important thing is to keep dancing." - Jack Canfield

"When I die I'm going to dance first in all the galaxies...I'm gonna play and dance and sing." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"I started using film as part of live theatre performance - what used to be called performance art - and I became intrigued by film." - Mike Figgis

"Passion + production = performance." - Robin S. Sharma

"Strive for excellence in few things, rather than good performance in many." - Richard Koch

"PR is performance recognition" - Douglas Smith

"A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance." - Tom Flores

"Promises may fit the friends, but non performance will turn them into enemies." - Benjamin Franklin

"Teaching is performance art." - Kate Clinton

"no work of art is ever finished, nothing is ever static, no performance is for keeps." - Uta Hagen

"Better moods = better performance." - James William Benson

"I treat every time I walk on the stage like it's the performance of my life." - Eric Benet

"If my films do well or not, I am glad that the audiences appreciate my performance." - Hrithik Roshan

"He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"True material welfare is never inconsistent with performance of religious obligations." - Mahatma Gandhi

"That's a wonderful thing, because one of the primary qualities of a good performance is honesty." - Roberta Flack

"If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash." - Mary Lou Retton

"Did you know I staged the first performance in America of At the Hawk's Well?" - Kenneth Rexroth

"The Heavenly Spheres make music for us, The Holy Twelve dance with us, All things join in the dance! Ye who dance not, know not what we are knowing." - Gustav Holst

"Dance, then, wherever you may be, I am the Lord of the Dance, said he, And I'll lead you all, wherever you may be, And I'll lead you all in the Dance, said he." - Sydney Carter

"I am NOT a belly dancer. I have never been one, and never will be. What I do is not what Hollywood vulgarly calls 'belly dance', but it's art. I have traveled the world to prove that my dance is not a dance of the belly but a refined, artistic dance full of tradition, of dreaming and beauty. Oriental dance is primarily an expressive dance; in that resides the beauty." - Nadia Gamel

"So dance dance dance Teach us to be true Come dance dance dance 'Cause we love you" - Phil Ochs

"You don't pick dance. Dance picks you." - Martha Graham

"Come Dance with Me , come dance." - Hafez

"I have no interest in being a trained ballerina. People should dance how they want to dance. I want to be the funky chicken." - Scott McClanahan

"Beauty is a simple passion, but, oh my friends, in the end you will dance the fire dance in iron shoes." - Anne Sexton

"Education in the art of dance is education of the whole man - his physical, mental and emotional natures are disciplined and nourished simultaneously in dance." - Ted Shawn

"I didn't even dance at my high school prom, and I have turned down so many movie roles because I didn't know how to dance." - Romeo Miller

"'Everything beautiful occurs when the body / is suspended,' Helena Mesa quotes a performance artist who hangs his own pierced body in the air. Mesa's poems are artfully suspended between lyric and narrative, between humans and animals, between Latin America and the U.S., between desire and the difficulty of its fulfillment. Horse Dance Underwater is an inventive, musical, and powerful debut." - Mark Doty

"Learn as much as you can about performing. Live theater, improv classes, music, stand up comedy, dance, anything to make yourself confident and comfortable in front of an audience. It'll all come in handy when auditioning for producers and performing with other actors. The best voice actors all have a live performance background. And are competent, fearless, incredibly creative actors." - Rob Paulsen

"It is difficult to see the great dance effects as they happen, to see them accurately, catch them fast in memory. It is even more difficult to verbalize them for critical discussion. The particular essence of a performance, its human sweep of articulate rhythm in space and in time has no specific terminology to describe it by." - Martha Graham

"The dance, just as the performance of the actor, is kinesthetic art, art of the muscle sense. The awareness of tension and relaxation within his own body, the sense of balance that distinguishes the proud stability of the vertical from the risky adventures of thrusting and falling-these are the tools of the dancer." - Rudolf Arnheim

"My grandmother took me to a lot of theater. I was exposed to performance quite a bit - everything from Broadway to off-Broadway and dance and music as well. I was very lucky that way. It was a very rich childhood." - Julia Stiles

"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." - Jenny O.

"Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s." - Camille Paglia

"I went to performing arts high school, and I took dance and acting every day. Then, I went to Marymount Manhattan College and I have a B.A. in acting, with a concentration in theater performance and a minor in musical theater. I studied there for three years." - Jenna Ushkowitz

"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.'" - Nita Ambani

"I believe in the city as a natural human environment, but we must humanize it. It's art that will re-define public space in the 21st Century. We can make our cities diverse, inspirational places by putting art, dance and performance in all its forms into the matrix of street life." - Antony Gormley

"I love a long bath. I love anything creative. I love decorating. I even love just flipping through magazines and vegging out for a while. But I'm also one of those people who loves to work, so I'll sing, dance, work on my next performance, or write whomever it may be about a new idea." - Jennifer Lopez

"Bono told me how to dance in high heels and he also told me about U2's Glastonbury performance and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong went wrong, including him ripping his trousers on stage. I think he was lunging and his trousers ripped! He was telling me how he had to find a new way of performing that didn't involve moving." - Florence Welch

"The essentials of poetry are rhythm, dance, and the human voice." - Earle Birney

"Until quite recently dance in America was the ragged Cinderella of the arts . . ." - Shana Alexander

"My first idea of movement, of the dance, certainly came from the rhythm of the wave." - Isadora Duncan

"There's a dance of mutual destruction going on between the media and politicians." - Carmen Lawrence

"If people stand in a circle long enough, they'll eventually begin to dance" - George Carlin

"Earthworms will dance" - Joel Salatin

"Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance." - Anne Lamott

"People make the world go, and Mothers make people, so they lead the dance." - Peter V. Brett

"Dance form is logical, but it is all in the realm of feeling, sensitivity and imagination..." - Doris Humphrey

"Dance is a song of the body. Either of joy or pain." - Martha Graham

"Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance 'till you drop." - W H Auden

"You will fail and I"ll dance on your grave. (Apollymi)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"No one should have to dance backward all of their lives." - William Ruckelshaus

"This dance isn't just about shaking your waist and your ass." - Nagwa Fouad

"I found that dance was key to keeping depression out of my life." - Patrick Swayze

"When you dance, things just go away, things don't seem so bad." - Patrick Swayze

"If I could have said it, I shouldn't have had to dance it." - Anna Pavlova

"I believe that dance has the power to heal, mentally and physically." - Ted Shawn

"A good education consists in knowing how to sing and dance well." - Plato

"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." - Jose Limon

"Tonight I feel like all of creation is asking us to dance." - Kathy Mattea

"You can't stand around and wait to be asked to dance." - Amy Poehler

"If I'm walking on thin ice, I might as well dance my way across" - Mercedes Lackey

"Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let's dance." - James Howe

"Dance like nobody's watching ..." - Kathy Mattea

"I love how much dance is sneaking its way back into society." - Haley Lu Richardson

"My dance has passed." - Daryl Palumbo

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance." - Anonymous

"Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance - each beautiful, unique and too soon gone." - Deborah Whipp

"Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance." - Peter Saint James

"Do not choose your wife at a dance, but in the field among the harvesters." - Proverbs

"Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Every savage can dance." - Jane Austen

"I love to dance." - Petra Nemcova

"I tap dance." - Jamie Bell

"I loved dance." - Greta Gerwig

"I love to dance in the disco, but that's about it." - Heather Mills

"I love to dance." - Joni Mitchell

"All theater is dance." - Robert Wilson

"I can't dance." - Dana Torres

"Dance is so joyous." - Graeme Murphy

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music." - George Carlin

"Une danse est un poe' me. A dance is a poem." - Denis Diderot

"Dance like nobody's looking." - Mark Twain

"A self-reinforcing upward spiral: performance stimulating pride stimulating performance." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"The first and perhaps the most important requirement for a successful writing performance - and writing is a performance, like singing an aria or dancing a jig - is to understand the nature of the occasion." - Stephen Greenblatt

"The best kind of performance review is no performance review" - Aubrey Daniels

"If you want a high performance woman, I can go from zero to bitch in less than 2.1 seconds." - Krystal Ann Kraus

"Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance." - Brian Tracy

"Proper preparation prevents poor performance." - Charlie Batch

"Teaching is a performance art." - Camille Paglia

"Rapturous and full bodied performance." - Deborah Jowitt

"I am a huge fan of Jessica Lange. I think her performance in Grey Gardens is amazing." - Boti Bliss

"I am closing my performance." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Force that the performance of duty naturally generates is the non-violent and invincible force that satyagraha brings into being." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Music is about the performance." - Vanessa Mae

"I don't blame people who suspect my performance. My own mind suspects it. How can I blame them?" - Sri Chinmoy

"Drugs won't enhance your performance." - Morgan Brittany

"A recording of a performance is a recording of a performance. It's not the performance." - Mark Morris

"Congratulation s to my friends and all the team of famous the Dance of the Vampires! As the Chagal of the German production, I'm so proud of you. The performance of Le Bal des Vampires - Le Musical was amazing and well done. Also bravo to director Roman Pola?ski. A huge success of the most successful and powerful director in the world. Great to be in the family of Chagal's of ? TdV 's!" - Jerzy Jeszke

"Congratulation s to my friends and all the team of famous the Dance of the Vampires! As the Chagal of the German production, I'm so proud of you. The performance of Le Bal des Vampires - Le Musical was amazing and well done. Also bravo to director Roman Polanski. A huge success of the most successful and powerful director in the world. Great to be in the family of Chagal's of ? TdV 's!" - Jerzy Jeszke

"One time, the homie Venus[-X] read me; we were on the phone and she was like, "Girl, you keep wearing jeans and t-shirts at your shows, but the music doesn't give that." I was like, "You're right, I need to be the person that I am at school, making dance and choreography. I should think about the whole performance." That's when I put the 1 in my name and started dressing for the occasion." - Le1f

"Congratulation s to my friends and all the team of famous the Dance of the Vampires! As the Chagal of the German production, I'm so proud of you. The performance of Le Bal des Vampires - Le Musical was amazing and well done. Also bravo to director Roman Polanski. A huge success of the most successful and powerful director in the world. Great to be in the family of Chagal's of TdV 's!" - Jerzy Jeszke

"I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living.... In each it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes in some area an athlete of God." - Martha Graham



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