English National Ballet 
photo by Laurent Liotardo

English National Ballet 

photo by Laurent Liotardo

Cyd Charisse hits Fred Astaire
from the film: The Band Wagon
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Cyd Charisse hits Fred Astaire

from the film: The Band Wagon

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"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."
— Rumi

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Dance. n. A rhythmical skipping and stepping, with regular turnings and movements of the limbs and body, usually to the accompaniment of music; either as an expression of joy, exultation, and the like, or as an amusement or entertainment; the action or an act or round of dancing. (Oxford English Dictionary)

In honor of International Dance Day, we’ve compiled a reading list of some our dance titles that explore that wonderful “rhythmical skipping and stepping” in cultures around the world. 

Image: A rehearsal of Giselle at the Theatre School in the early 1920s, Russia. Alexandra Danilova and Lidiia Ivanova, dancers and friends of George Balanchine, are at the far right. Courtesy Saint-Petersburg State Museum of Theater and Music. From the book, Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer.

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Flamenco at Corral de la Morería

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Gone With The Wind (by Guan◎歌無岸)

Beijing, China

Flume & Chet Faker - Drop The Game (by Lorin Askill)

Anoushka Shankar live from Girona (“Traveller”) (by Deutsche Grammophon)

Francoise Hardy (note the adorable dancing style)
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Francoise Hardy (note the adorable dancing style)

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Ecole de Ballet, Paris 1987 by Jeanloup Sieff

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Gotan Project - Santa Maria (by Maria João)

Yulia Makhalina in Giselle, St. Petersburg, 1992
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Yulia Makhalina in Giselle, St. Petersburg, 1992

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Tango

Tango

"Dance is bigger than the physical body. …When you extend your arm it doesn’t stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you’re dancing spirit."
— Judith Jamison
Joaquin Cortes, Flamenco Dancer
gypsy style Joaquin Cortes, Flamenco Dancer
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Joaquin Cortes, Flamenco Dancer

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