Dance is the hidden language of the soul
- Martha Graham
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Dance is the hidden language of the soul

- Martha Graham

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James Hamilton Brown
Thelma Lesser, Dancer
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James Hamilton Brown

Thelma Lesser, Dancer

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Tango (by jovivebo)

Essence of Dance (by philippe conquet)

Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo.

Choros 

Directed by Michael Langan and Terah Maher
Music by Steve Reich

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"The gods have meant that I should dance, and by the gods, I will dance!!! For in some mystic hour I shall move to the unheard rhythms of the cosmic orchestra of heaven, and you will know the language of my wordless poems, and will come to me… for that is why I dance."

The Beauty of Dance (by Agata Serge)

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)