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9 Photos That Prove Dance Is A Universal Language

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9 Photos That Prove Dance Is A Universal Language

I love to dance, and I firmly believe that everyone can benefit from it. There are physical, spiritual, and creative aspects of dance that make it instantly relatable to anyone in the world.

Dance has all the athleticism of a sport, whether it’s Austrian waltzers spinning so fast they’re literally a blur…

Waltz in Vienna. | @wienerstaatsoper

…or Russian ballet dancers suspended two feet off the ground in a grand jeté.

Ballet in Moscow. | @bolshoi_theatre

It’s also an art of details, in which each bend of a Bharatanatyam dancer’s wrist…

Bharatanatyam in Delhi. | @pavitra_krishna_bhat

…and each pivot of an Irish dancer’s foot is important.

Irish dance in Dublin. | @lisaliiiiiiisa

But above all, dance is a means of expression. In every dance, whether it’s a solo flamenco

Flamenco in Seville. | @casamemoria

…a passionate tango for two…

Tango in Buenos Aires. | @rojotangoshow

…or a massive group Kecak, there is an emotion being conveyed. Dance is a storytelling of the body.

Kecak in Bali. | @jembertraveler

And because of that, you can understand it anywhere you travel, be it a dragon dance snaking through Hong Kong for the Mid-Autumn Festival…

Dragon dance in Hong Kong. | @discoverhongkong

…or a resplendent samba in the heart of Rio for Carnaval.

Samba in Rio de Janeiro. | @cidadedosamba

Dance is a celebration of life, and that needs no translation.

@pavitra_krishna_bhat
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3 August 2018
2 min read

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