lunes, 10 de febrero de 2014

I am one

Anna Halprin: Two ways of working with the body... Dos formas de trabajar con el cuerpo...

“There are two ways of working with the body.  In one the mind is telling what to do.  That is one way of working.  The other one is when the body itself informs the mind.  You body impulses guide you and then you do these movements and suddenly they become your movement, it is part of your creative process, and you are able from that point of view to have experiences that go beyond words, that go beyond your conscious thinking but are part of you.  That is the thrill of working with movement.  So open up that possibility.”

--Anna Halprin

"Hay dos formas de trabajar con el cuerpo.  Una de ellas es cuando la mente le dice al cuerpo qué es lo que tiene que hacer-- a otra es cuando el cuerpo mismo informa la mente.  Los impulsos de tu cuerpo te guían y entonces haces estos movimientos y de repente se convierten en tu movimiento, es parte de tu proceso creativo, y desde ese punto de vista puedes tener experiencias que van más allá de las palabras, que van más allá de tu pensamiento consciente pero son parte de ti.  Esa la maravilla de trabajar con movimiento.  Así que ábrete a esa posibilidad..."

--Anna Halprin
[Traducción: Lorena Wolfman]


viernes, 7 de febrero de 2014

More about dance

“I get up, I walk, I fall down.
Meanwhile I keep on dancing.”

- Author Unknown


“We are fools wether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance.” 

- Japanese Proverb  

 “You don't stop dancing because you grow old,
you grow old because you stop dancing.”

- Author Unknown

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…”

- Susan Polis Schutz

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness
 has never danced in the rain.”

- Author Unknown


St. Augustine on Dance

I praise the dance,
for it frees people from the heaviness of matter
and binds the isolated to community.
I praise the dance, which demands everything:
health and a clear spirit and a buoyant soul.
Dance is a transformation of space, of time, of people,
who are in constant danger of becoming all brain,
will, or feeling.
Dancing demands a whole person,
one who is firmly anchored in the center of his life,
who is not obsessed by lust for people and things
and the demon of isolation in his own ego.
Dancing demands a freed person,
one who vibrates with the equipoise of all his powers.
I praise the dance.
O man, learn to dance,
or else the angels in heaven will not know
what to do with you.

- Saint Augustine

Dance quotes

“Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance
to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance
by an invisible player.”

- Albert Einstein

"Good art is a form of prayer.
It's a way to say what is not sayable."

- Frederich Busch

"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive...
 and part of the living, incarnate cosmos." 

- D.H. Lawrence

“To dance, put your hand on your heart
and listen to the sound of your soul.”

- Eugene Louis Faccuito

“She danced the dance of flames and fire,
and the dance of swords and spears;
she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space,
and then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind.”

- Khalil Gibran

“The ultimate aim of all dance
must be to move the whole being together in harmony.
 Therefore, having made the body sensitive,
let it be swept by rhythm: the rhythm of music,
by moving to a good swinging simple tune;
the rhythm of nature,
 by floating in the sea,
and surrendering to the will of the waves;
or by lying on the branches of a tree in the wind
to feel its effortless swaying.
In this way the outer and the inner being will be harmonized.”
- Ruby Ginner

“Just as the ancients danced to call upon the spirits in nature,
we too can dance to find the spirits within ourselves
that have been long buried and forgotten.”

- Anna Halprin

“Someone need not be perfect to be a great dancer –
feeling a soul is more important than what the body can do.”

- Marcia Haydée

“Remember that dance has a dimension beyond the physical.
The body – as imperfect as it always is –
is only part of the picture.
Your energy, the quality of your movement,
your feeling about the world,
your dance spirit – that is what we see under the lights.”

- Mary Ellen Hunt

“Prayer does not use up artificial energy,
doesn't burn up any fossil fuel, doesn't pollute.
Neither does song, neither does love,
neither does the dance.”

- Margaret Mead

“At present I am light, now I fly,
now I see myself below me,
now a god dances through me.”

- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“To dance, above all, is to enter into the motions of life.
It is an action, a movement, a process.
The dance of life is not so much a metaphor as a fact;
to dance is to know oneself alone and to celebrate it.”

- Sherman Paul

“Dance is the essence of mystery.
Through dance we experience a dimension
that the linear mind is not structured to perceive.
It may have been dance that enabled us to first conceive
of existences beyond our immediate physical experience,
thereby creating the concept of spirituality, of 'God'.”

- Iris Stewart

In your light I learn how to love.
In your beauty, how to make poems.
You dance inside my chest, where no one sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.
- Rumi

Whosoever knoweth the power of the dance, dwelleth in God.

- Rumi