music4dance, as the name implies, is all about the relationship between music and dance. And naturally, on the website and the blog, I tend to concentrate on the musical aspect of dance. In addition, I tend to focus in on the kind of partner dances that I’m most familiar with.
But every once in a while it’s nice to step back and remember that dance is visually beautiful. And witnessing the joy of people dancing is one of the things that make life worth living. Misty Copeland’s recent New York Times piece “Past Tense: Perpetual Motion, A Journey Through Dance Photography” is a striking example of the range of dance and the beauty and expression of dance. And of course her commentary enhances the experience.
If you like that piece, the coffee table style book A Century of Dance has many more wonderful dance images along with some great historical tidbits.
And finally, please remember that if you find books or music through this site that you would like to purchase, clicking on the links and purchasing during that session on Amazon or Apple Music will help support the site.