dance: an afterward of knl’s habing sayawit

DANCE: An Afterward of KNL’s Habing Sayawit

I celebrated my first Christmas party with KNL last weekend. It had been nearly a month since I’ve seen them last. It was very nice to not be on concert mode and it was the first time we had been able to relax and have our hair down (literally… I hadn’t seen how many of the girls look like with their hair down!)

“It is not a question of who dances but

of who or what does not dance.”

My friends adored the dance concert. My family is ecstatically proud and I can’t wait to go for another year and see my new friends again.


To be part of this work is a very special experience. It is spiritual, emotional, and mentally demanding as well as rewarding.

“Prayer does not use up artificial energy,

doesn’t burn up any fossil fuel, doesn’t pollute.

Neither does song, neither does love,

neither does the dance.”

“The real message of the Dance opens up the

vistas of life

to all who have the urge to express beauty

with no other instrument than their own bodies,

with no apparatus and nodependence on anything

other than space.”

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.”


“When you dance,

your purpose is not to get to a certain place

on the floor.

It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

“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.”

“Many people are shy

when it comes to getting

out on a dance floor.

Dancing is an activity that…

reveals your inner self,

whether you like it, or know it, or not.

It is hard to fake it on a dance floor.”

“Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies

in the dance of life,

impels us through all its mazes and meanderings,

but leads none of us by the same route.”


“He who would learn to fly one day

must first learn to stand

and walk and run and climb and dance;

one cannot fly into flying.”


“Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small,

upon which your whole weight rests.

It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle.”

“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.”


“I see dance being used

as communication

between body and soul,

to express what it too deep

to find for words.”

“It was character that got us out of bed,

commitment that moved us into action,

and discipline that enabled us

to follow through.”

JNET 🙂

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~ by jnetsworld on December 16, 2005.

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