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Dancer's Life

"constantly following breadcrumbs to that gingerbread theater's stage"

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Yana
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Hum what to say. I'll surprise you tis all bore you sometimes excite you others. i'm just me.

I know my favorite mythic creature *currently* is the wili from giselle.
"a Wili, a jilted maiden who dies before her wedding night. The Wilis emerge between midnight and dawn to vengefully trap any man who enters their domain by forcing him to dance to his death."
They kick butt quite nicely.
Also a phoenix and a unicorn hit high on that list.

MUSIC OBSESSOR!!!

I dance all the time. Its a major part of my life.

I don't care what anyone says true african men that I've met are some sleazy folks. I'm not going against my culture either for saying it. Some are cool but ones in the H.S.'s are sleaazy, nasty. ARGH!!!

I love to write poems, plays, stories, etc...
Random Poems of My creation appear throughout my LJ.

I care/love for all my friends. I may not hate anyone exactly, but some foul people really do deserve my loathing.

I don't know exactly what I am (i know I'm human mixed with way too much), but I believe that I have a basic understanding for who I am.

Literary and Musical Quotes:

"One does not die like this, he thought. One must feel a great joy or a healthy terror. One must salute one's own end. Let me feel a spasm of dread and I'll pull the trigger. He felt nothing. He shrugged and lowered the gun." -Gail Wynand, The FountainHead

O, from this time forth My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!~Hamlet

I found a dream that I can speak to, a dream that I can call my own, I found a thrill to rest my cheek to, a thrill that I've never known-Etta James

Ransom(movie): They don't have to trust me, I have to trust them. -the father, Stannard

Huck Finn, Sherburn *one of my most favorite quotes ever*
"The idea of you lynching anybody! It's amusing. The idea of you thinking you had the pluck enough to lynch a man! Because you're brave enough to tar and feather poor friendless cast-out women that come along here, did that make you think you had grit enough to lay your hands on a man? Why, a man's safe in the hands of ten thousand of your kind---as long as it's day-time and you're not behind him.
"Do I know you? I know you clear through. I was born and raised in the South, and I've lived in the North: so I know the average all around. The average man's a coward. In the North he lets anybody walk over him that wants to, and goes home and prays for a humble spirit to bear it. In the South one man, all by himself, has stopped a stage full of men, in the day-time, and robbed the lot. Your newspapers call you a brave people so much that you think you are brevaer than any other people--- whereas you're just as brave, and no braver. Why don't your juries hang murderes? Because they're afraid the man's friends will shoot them in the back, in the dark--and it's just what they would do.
"So they always acquit; and then a man goes in the night, with a hundred masked cowards at his back, and lynches the rascal. Your mistake is, that you didn;t bring a man with you; that's one mistake, and the other is that you didn't come in the dark, and fetch your masks. You brought part of a man--Buck Harkness, there-- and if you hadn't had him to start you, you'd a taken it out in blowing.
"You didn't want to come. The average man don't like trouble and danger. You don't like trouble and danger. But if only half a man -like Buck Harkness, there- shouts'Lynch him, lynch him!' you're afraid to back down-afraid you'll be found out to be what you are-cowards- and so you raise a yell, and hang yourselves onto that half a man's coat tail, and you come raging up here, swearing what big things you're going to do. The pitifulest thing out is a mob; that's what an army is-a mob; they don't fight with courage that's born in them, but with courage that's borrowed from their mass, and from their officers. But a mob without any man at the head of it, is beneath pitifulness. Now the thing for you to do, is to droop your tails and go home and crawl in a hole. If any real lynching's going to be done, it will be done in the dark, Southern fashion, and when they come they'll bring their masks, and fetch a man along. Now leave- and take your half a man with you" ~Sherburn 'Huck Finn'

The Fountainhead along with And Then There Were None are two of my book obsessions. And Huck Finn as well. Even though i do not like its ending.

From the Musical Footloose

When folks were tribal -
Back before the bible -
They were liable to dance
When the crops came in
Or they'd pull out all the stops
When the earth would spin
Or maybe
What?
They had a battle to win
So they'd go thumpin' on a tree trunk (thump, thump, thump, thump)
Grooving to the free funk
Yeah!
And just like that
In nothin' flat
There'd be hands clappin'
Toes tappin', feet flappin'
Dogs yappin'
Hey! Hey!
I coulda told you that would happen
They would dance
They would dance
Every time they had the chance
Whatever the season
or circumstance
They found a reason to throw a
party in their pants
And they'd dance
Wow!
They would dance
Yeah, dance Yeah!
They would dance
Oh, dance Dance
They would dance
Yeah, dance Dance
They would dance
(gavel raps)
(Ren opens a Bible)
So if you've heard about
Adam and Abraham, you will
Remember this guy from the
Book of Sam-uel. David?
Y'know, Kind David?
Dave
He make a science outta
knockin' out giants
The bigger they come
The harder they fall
He didn't like math or
geography, but, check Check this out:
this out:
He loved choreography!
(Ren does a few steps)
Careful, Ren
There's a law
Now what were you saying
To Reverend Shaw?

Right here, in black and white
Says he was "leaping and dancing
with all of his might"
Leaping and dancing Leaping and dancing
in front of his Lord
But David wasn't doing it
for some reward
No, no, no, no
It might sound odd
But David thought it brought him
closer to God
So he would dance
Hal-le-lu
Every time he had the chance
Whatever the season Whatever the season
or circumstance or circumstance
He found a reason to throw
a party in his pants In his pants
And he'd dance
Par-tay!
He would dance
So dancing doesn't always
make you do nasties
Look at the Book of Ecclesiastes
Okay
There's a time to laugh
A time to weep
Boo-hoo
There's a time to plant
A time to reap
And there's a time And there's a time
to dance to dance
It says it right here right here
Right here
Man doth dance
And it was good

From my Swing Time (durn my musical/fred astaire obsession)
Never Gonna Dance

Though, I'm left without a penny,
The wolf was discreet.
He left me my feet.
And so, I put them down on anything
But the la belle,
La perfectly swell romance.
Never gonna dance.
Never gonna dance.
Only gonna love.
Never gonna dance.

Have I a heart that acts like a heart,
Or is it a crazy drum,
Beating the weird tattoos
Of the St. Louis Blues?

Have I two eyes to see your two eyes
Or see myself on my toes
Dancing to radios
Or Major Edward Bowes?

Though, I'm left without a penny,
The wolf was discreet.
He left me my feet.
And so, I put them down on anything
But the la belle,
La perfectly swell romance.

Never gonna dance.
Never gonna dance.
Only gonna love.
Never gonna dance.

I'll put my shoes on beautiful trees.
I'll give my rhythm back to the breeze.
My dinner clothes may dine where they please,
For all I really want is you.

And to Groucho Marx I give my cravat.
To Harpo goes my shiny silk hat.
And to heaven, I give a vow
To adore you. I'm starting now
To be much more positive.
That's....

Though, I'm left without my Penny,
The wolf was not smart.
He left me my heart.
And so, I cannot go for anything
But the la belle,
La perfectly swell romance.

Never gonna dance.
Never gonna dance.
Only gonna love you.
Never gonna dance.

Great Quotes (jen found + i add and update 2)

*there is no such thing as wanting to dance. . you must need it.

*Dance is just a conversation between two people. . . talk to me.

*Aren't all ballets sexy? I think they should be. I can think of nothing more kinky than a prince chasing a swan around all night.
--Sir Robert Murray Helpman

*Dance for yourself, if someone understands good. If not then no matter, go right on doing what you love.

*Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
--Maya Angelou

*Dancers are the athletes of God. ~Albert Einstein

*Dance is music made visible.
--George Balanchine

*First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
--George Balanchine

*"The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing... there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This is the dancer's justification for being, and his reason for searching further for deeper aspects of his art." ~Doris Humphrey, 1937

*Someone once said that dancers work just as hard as policeman, always alert, always tense, but see, policeman don't have to be beautiful at the same time.
--George Balanchine

*There is a difference between wanting to dance and having to dance.

*Dance first. Think later. It's the natural order.
--Samuel Beckett

*When I dance, I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole, that is why I dance.
--Hans Bos

*For hardly any man dances when sober, unless he is insane. Nor does he dance while alone, nor at a respectable and moderate party. Dancing is the final phase of a wild party with fancy decorations and a multitude of delights.

*Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
--Constanze

*1. Beginning dancer. Knows nothing.
2. Intermediate dancer. Knows everything. Too good to dance with beginners.
3. Hotshot dancer. Too good to dance with anyone.
4. Advanced dancer. Dances everything. Especially with beginners.

*Toe dancing is a dandy attention getter, second only to screaming.
--Agnes de Mille

*"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." ~Agnes De Mille

*There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
--Edwin Denby

*Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Free-est Body.
--Isadora Duncan

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

*Freedom to a dancer means discipline. That is what technique is for--liberation.
--Martha Graham

*"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." ~Agnes De Mille

*"If dancing were any easier it would be called football." ~anonymous

*"Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another." ~anonymous

*"Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy." ~Jaques D'ambroise

*"I don't have an attitude, I'm just REALLY good!" ~Dance Caravan

*"The people who do not dance are the dead." ~Jerry Rose of Dance Caravan

*"Artists lead unglamorous daily lives of discipline and routine, but their work is full of passion. Each has a vision and feels responsibility to that vision." ~Merryl Brockway

*"Dancers are an admirable bunch of people. The way they work. The stress is extraordinary. It's a difficult career. I think it's hellish; the fact that they are over the hill as they're emotionally maturing. That calls for a terrific strength of character." ~Lady D. MacMillan

*go jess*
8 Reasons to Date a Dancer

We've mastered 5 positions.
We don't mind getting hot and sweaty.
We do it in front of mirrors.
We're used to having bruises on our knees.
We're used to performing in minimal amounts of clothing.
We have excellent stamina-- we can go for hours.
We're extremely flexible.
We're not as delicate and fragile as we look.;-)

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