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Dance like nobody’s watching!,550x550,075,f.jpg

William W. Purkey

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

William W. Purkey

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The Future of Jazz! presents an episode of Billy Taylor’s’ 1958 TV show, “The Subject Is Jazz,” featuring Bill Evans, Tony Scott, Art Farmer, Jimmy Cleveland, Doc Severinsen, Ed Thigpen, Mundell Lowe, Eddie Safranski and George Russell.

Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

All That Jazz From New Orleans To New York

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Slow Dance!


This poem was written by a terminally ill young girl in a New York Hospital. Thank you Gursh for passing it on to me…


Have you ever watched kids
on a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
slapping on the ground?
Ever followed a butterfly’s

erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun
into the fading night?

You better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last

Do you run through each day
on the fly?
When you ask how are you?
When the day is done
do you lie in your bed
with the next hundred chores
running through your head?

You’d better slow down
don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
we’ll do it tomorrow?
An in your haste,
not see his sorrow?
Ever lost touch,
let a good friendship die?
Cause you never had time
to call and say „hi“

you’d better slow down
don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
you miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day
it’s like an unopened gift you’ve thrown away…

Life is not a race,
do take it slower.
Hear the music before
the song is over!!!

We need to think different!

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Desert Crossing & The metal forest

Desert Crossings

Desert Crossings takes us on a journey of discovery, building bridges between two continents, tracing shared memories and the earth’s history, revealing timeless stories, universal hopes and dreams of a better world.

This cross-cultural performance is a collaboration between UK based producers, State of Emergency and South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma of Vuyani Dance Theatre, performed by a company of five dancers from different cultural backgrounds, with an original score by Steve Marshall.

“The choreography resonates with ancient traditions, belief systems and mythologies emanating from mosques, churches and ancient caves from the origins of mankind to Timbuktu, and beyond the Jurassic Coast… The memory of time is broken by individual outbursts and muscular vocabulary which turns human flesh into tumbleweeds or fossils of primordial memory, creating a journey across vast deserts, seas and mountains. Desert Crossings is a landscape where the physical and the metaphysical, the corporeal and the spiritual, the celestial and terrestrial all merge.” Gregory Maqoma

Inspired by the similarities between the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site on England’s south coast and the Skeleton Coast of Namibia, this new work is an exploration and reflection on two very different places, united through a shared history of the rocks on which they stand. Once a single continent with a desert environment called Pangaea, our world was gradually torn apart through 250 million years of history.

The Metal Forest

The film is part of a joint project with the artist Tabitha Salmon who has been making interventions in a deserted English wood for the last 10 years.
I started the documentation using still photography but soon decided the changing moods over the year could be echoed by a short cyclical film encompassing both the daily and annual cycle.
The wood is part of an ancient Iron Age fort and I hope the film contains a sense of Tabitha’s liaison alongside the darker elements of a mysterious past.

Insomniac Jam & Hypnotic Chill

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Tanzt, tanzt sonst sind wir verloren!,550x550,075,f.dancing-trees.jpg


Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung (FBW) vergibt die Auszeichnung:
Tanzfilm, Prädikat besonders wertvoll Bausch war eine der größten Balletttänzerinnen und –choreographinnen unserer Zeit. In Wuppertal gründete sie 1973 das Wuppertaler Tanztheater und arbeitete dort mit ihrer stetig wachsenden internationalen Truppe bis zu ihrem plötzlichen Tod im Jahr 2009. Wim Wenders porträtiert ihre Arbeit auf herausragende Weise. Mit der 3D-Technik findet er eine filmische Ausdrucksmöglichkeit, die das Faszinosum der Tanz-Avandgarde facettenreich bebildert. Wenders mischt Ausschnitte aus Pinas berühmten Bühneninszenierungen mit einzigartigen Choreographien auf Straßen, Plätzen und an atemberaubenden architektonischen Orten. Interviews mit Mitgliedern des Ensembles zeugen von Pinas unerschöpflich künstlerischer Kraft, ihrer tiefen Menschlichkeit und der nie versiegenden Besessenheit an der Kunstform Tanz.

Wenders PINA ist eine Liebeserklärung an ihre Person, eine Hommage an die Künstlerin und eine filmische Verbeugung vor dem Tanz.

MyTree.TV empfiehlt sich diesen Film anzuschauen und dann die ganze Nacht tanzen zu gehen denn Tanzen ist die senkrechte Ausführung eines waagrechten Verlangens, eines aufrechten Individuums!

Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world

Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance

Beim Tanzen gibt es keine Fehler, nur Variationen!

(Flavio Alborino)

India Blooms: Stories in Motion: Dance in India

As part of Chicago Opera Theater’s India Blooms in Chicago festival celebrating the production of John Adams’ newest opera, A Flowering Tree, COT presented “Stories in Motion: Narrative Dance in India” at the International House at University of Chicago. See how various styles of Indian dance shape storytelling thru footwork, gesture, athleticism and music. Dancers Rumya P. Chatterjee (Kuchipudi), Shipra Mehrotra (Odissi), Kiran Chouhan (Kathak) with commentary by University of Chicago Professor Wendy Doniger. Done in partnership with University of Chicago (Graham School of General Studies, South Asia Language and Area Center, and International House) and Anila Sinha Foundation.

You know you’re dancing when tears of pain and happiness blend in with your sweat!

“A DANCER’S LIFE” (56min)

Breakdance – Shake the City!



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Dance Quotes

“Dance isn’t a form it’s a way of life.” ~anonymous

“Dancers are the athletes of God.” ~Albert Einstein

“To tap or not to tap…silly question!!” ~anonymous

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”

“Whatever you want to do, do it. There are only so many tomorrows”

“Imagination is more important than knowledge” ~Albert Einstein

“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

“Quitters never win and winners never quit.” ~anonymous

“Try to be fearless, because fear can inhibit you and keep you from a life.” ~Miranda Weese (NYCB)

“If ballet was easy then everyone would be doing it.” ~anonymous

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Ryuichi Sakamoto-Energy Flow!

Ryūichi Sakamoto (jap. 坂本 龍一, Sakamoto Ryūichi; * 17. Januar 1952 in Nakano, Tokio) ist ein japanischer Komponist, Pianist, Produzent und Schauspieler.Er bewegt sich in verschiedensten musikalischen Genres wie Jazz, (Neo-)Klassik oder (Avantgarde-)Pop und hat einige Filmmusiken komponiert.




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