"What is dance? What is physical consciousness and how is it achieved? What is the purpose of making the body a responsive instrument of the ego and a servent of the spirit? What is the secret, the value, contained in the body, in physical activity, in matter, and how can it be extracted from the massa confusa of the unconscious?"
Joan Dexter Blackmer
(from 'The Acrobats of the Gods') "One must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star."
Friedrich W. Nietzsche
"Bring the pure wine
of love and freedom...
a tornado is coming...
More wine and
we'll teach this storm
A thing or two about whirling"
"and the important thing was that, the weight of the body against the floor was emphasised. You
did not try to deny the weight of the body, of gravity..." Martha Graham
"The most essential componenet of African healing dance is the inner
world of the dancer; the spirit you bring to the dance... which is the source of your own healing" Wyoma
"Dancers are indeed acrobats of God" Joan Dexter Blackmer
Gabrielle Roth, dancer and creator of 5Rhythms and The Dancing Path, talks about how they allow us to "let go" to embrace the authentic, intuitive self within. This allows for tremendous change and transformation in our lives as we surrender to the dance of living.