When the Music Hits Me
“When a body moves, it’s the most revealing thing.
Dance for me a minute, and I’ll tell you who you are.”
“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well.
Just get up and dance.”
― Martha Graham
“To be creative means to be in love with life.
You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty,
you want to bring a little more music to it,
a little more poetry to it,
a little more dance to it.”
“Dance, when you’re broken open.
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood.
Dance when you’re perfectly free.”
“You have to love dancing to stick to it.
It gives you nothing back,
no manuscripts to store away,
no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums,
no poems to be printed and sold,
nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.”
― Merce Cunningham
Thanks to Tate for taking pictures at the Progeny Dance concert in Brooklyn this last weekend.