Dance: A Celebration of Being Human

I feel that the essence of dance is the expression of mankind–the landscape of the human soul….I think the reason dance has held such an ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living.”~Martha Graham

it’s all there in the dance


the joy


the struggle


the imagination


the connection



the possibility


the passion


the mystery

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the magic


of being human


The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist.  It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle.”~Martha Graham

All Photos: Rich Davis,; Elm City Dance Collective dancers: Lindsey Bauer, Chloe Carlson, Samantha Russell, Millie VandenBroek

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9 Responses to Dance: A Celebration of Being Human

  1. Rachael Charmley says:

    Such joy, such determination, such magic you weave. Love this

  2. Love it! What fun:)

  3. diahannreyes says:

    Thanks for sharing these! Loved getting to see you and your group. Your love for the dance is so vividly felt. DO you have a website or a FB page for your troupe?

    • SirenaTales says:

      Oh, Diahann, I so love having you here! I thought of you when I posted these quotes: Our bodies truly are miraculous! Thank you for your abundant support, insight, inspiration.

      The website for Elm City Dance Collective is and we also have a page on FB-thank you for asking. Hoping all is well with you, my friend. Xoxo

  4. Love this piece! And that 1st image is fantastic…really strong! Is this your public dancing project? Looks AMAZING! X x

    • SirenaTales says:

      Thanks so much, Elysha! This is a public art project I am involved in as part of Elm City Dance Collective in New Haven. So fun and exhilarating! Love having you here, as always. xxo

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