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    Some of the most popular discos in America and Europe were started as gay establishments, which began to open their doors to anyone who wanted to dance.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: gay  america  dance 
     
    In the New Hebrides, any dancer making a mistake was assaulted, wounded, and possibly killed by bowmen posted to keep careful watch for inaccuracies in rituals.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: mistakes 
     
    We often take for granted the notion that some people are insiders, while others are outsiders. But such a notion is a social contrivance, that, like virtually every public construct, is a legacy of a primordial and tribal mentality.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: people 
     
    At the root of all the various manifestations of dancing lies the common impulse to resort to movement to externalize emotional states which we cannot externalize by rational means.
    — Jamake Highwater
    The story of dance in the Western world is as much an alternative vision of the events of history as is the folk history told for generations by primal people.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: people  world  stories  vision  dance 
     
    What dance achieves, what play and sex achieve are the same thing that poetry achieves. They transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: achieve  sex  poetry  dance 
     
    What outsiders discover in their adventures on the other side of the looking glass is the courage to repudiate self-contempt and recognise their "alienation" as a precious gift of freedom from arbitrary norms that they did not make and did not sanction. At the moment a person questions the validity of the rules, the victim is no longer a victim.
    — Jamake Highwater
    For Indians, images are a means of celebrating mystery and not a manner of explaining it
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: mystery 
     
    White performances were always dull in comparison to the astonishing expressiveness of Black dancers. Behind the white person's inarticulate body were centuries of condemnation of dancing on religious grounds.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: body  religious  black 
     
    Dance has been transformed from an involuntary motor discharge, a ceremonial rite, into a work of art, conscious of, intended for, observation.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: work  conscious  dance 
     
    Among the language of the American Indians, there is no word for 'art'... For Indians, everything is art... therefore needs no name.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: language  american 
     
    Dance in this century has remained primarily a personal ritual operating, like most avant-garde art, as an idiosyncratic form rather than a tribal expression of religious powers or a corporate expression of societal values.
    — Jamake Highwater
    The nobility danced for the sake of social grace, to exhibit their finery...peasants danced to make themselves happy, to escape the routine of their life, and to meet their future wives and husbands.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: future  grace  wife 
     
    Art doesn't want to be familiar. It wants to astonish us. Or, in some cases, to enrage us. It wants to move us. To touch us. Not accommodate us, make us comfortable.
    — Jamake Highwater
    We've reached a point where we are not a very empathetic people, and art without empathy is art without an audience. My basic viewpoint is that without art we're alone.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: people  empathy  alone 
     
    Art is a staple of mankind... So urgent, so utterly linked with the pulse of feeling that it becomes the singular sign of life when every other aspect of civilization fails.
    — Jamake Highwater
    For the Indian,dance is a personal form of prayer. When the Eagle Dancer puts on his costume,when he begins to dance to the music,he doesn't simply perform it; he actually becomes the eagle itself. The dancer is virtually inseparable from the dance.
    — Jamake Highwater
    tags: personal  prayer  dance 
     
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