Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Photo Essay: Dance in Photography.

 “The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.”
                                                 Mata Hari
Do you like dance? I love dance. I love to dance myself and to watch dances.

Dance has a long history as a method of non-verbal communication. A primitive man danced to prepare for war or hunting, to tell a story about his life. Shamans tried to treat the fellow-tribesmen for an illness or injury. Ballet started with Louis XIV at Versailles.

There are dances on the streets and on the floor; there are dances for common people and for professionals.
Belly dance

There are so many styles that you’ll find something special for you:  contemporary and Indian, ballet and hip hop, belly dance and flamenco, cha-cha-cha and rumba, samba and paso doble, jive and waltz, quickstep and foxtrot…
Contemporary dance

 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO approved a joint proposal by Argentina and Uruguay to include the tango in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.
“You live as long as you dance.”
               Rudolf Nureyev
Dance nourishes your creativity.
Dance helps to assert your individuality.

Dancing is so good for your brain (read more here)

Even great philosophers liked dances.
“Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.”

“I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his ‘divine service.’”  
Friedrich Nietzsche

Dance is used for therapy (read more here)
“If you're feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance - and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you've ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor.”
Salma Hayek
When we watch dance we do not only see moving bodies, but we recognize feelings and emotions expressed through dance, we interpret the visual scene based on our previous knowledge and our expectations.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.”
Martha Graham
“When I dance, I forget everything else and just feel completely happy.”
Katherine Jenkins
Folk dance

Dance and be happy plus take photographs and be completely happy!

Thank you for reading! Feel free to comment!