At its truest definition, dance is the art of body movement. Dancers train for long and exhausting hours. Every moment is spent articulating and perfecting their art. One may question why a dancer may practice all while encountering frequent muscle strain and injury. For many, it may seem like an exhaustive exercise in futility, while others may see it as a labor of love. American Martha Graham, the pioneer of modern dance famously said “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.” It is in these wise words that lie the meaning behind the language of movement. Dancers across the country, from professionals to amateurs to teachers explain why they dance. The answers are poignant, heartwarming and profound. In the answers, one can find the very essence of how great dancers think.
These Performers Bare Their Soul And Explain Why They Love To Dance. December 27, 2016