© 2017 by FLEXICURVE.

Dance tends to be a high-brow medium inaccessible for people new to the art of dance. We all have bodies that move to and from work, all have minds that crave beauty, and all have spirits that need to be lifted. Dance does all of the above! How hard can it be to fall in love with dance?
Pascal Rekoert, Artistic Director

“I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.”
(E. E. Cummings)

“We dance to the beat of the continents shifting under our feet.”
(Robyn)

“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.”
(Havelock Ellis)

"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
(Vicki Baum)

“While 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)

"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance."
~Japanese Proverb

“Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals.”
(Charles Baudelaire)
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Pina Baush... I am not interested in a dancer's movement but what moves them

we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. -nietzsche

Dance till the stars come down from the rafters. Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. -W.H. Auden

‘Dancing is praying with the legs, marching is cussing with the feet’- Wim Kan

"The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie."
~Agnes de Mille

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful." ~Agnes De Mille

"Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals."
~Charles Baudelaire

"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."
~William James



"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
~Vicki Baum


"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." ~Martha Graham

Pauline Koner: "The secret of success is to just outlive your competition.” (Jose Lemon Original Co.)


“Human beings, vegetables, or comic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player”
Albert Einstein


“We dance to the beat of the continents shifting under our feet.”

Robyn



“I would rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach 10,000 stars how not to dance.”

E. E. Cummings




“Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made.”

Ted Shawn



“If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.”

George Bernard Shaw

“Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still”

Jalal ad-Din Rumi




“Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.”

Havelock Ellis




“The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing”

James Brown



“My mother told me I was dancing before I was born. She could feel my toes tapping wildly inside her for months.”

Ginger Rogers




“We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes in some area an athlete of God.”

Martha Graham




“A smile is a dance of the face but a dance is a smile of the body.”

Jerry Goodbar



“Dancers are the athletes of God.”

Albert Einstein

“I’m not interested in a dancer’s movement, but what moves them..”
(Pina Bausch)


 

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Pascal Rekoert - who performs with Jennifer Muller/THE WORKS - heads Flexicurve. His work entitled FLIGHTLESS BIRDS opened the programme. Set against a video montage from the Z Collective, FLIGHTLESS BIRDS is performed to a narrative score by Laurie Anderson. The topics covered range from the end of the world to the velocity of sperm, to which Pascal has devised witty and iconic/ironic  vignettes interspersed with pure lyric dance excellently performed by a strong troupe of dancers. Although this might sound like the type of work I wouldn't normally enjoy (lots of spoken text, which I usually find alienating) Pascal and his dancers transformed it into an absorbing visual experience.