Dance reveals the mystery of music
In our country, there is too much contempt for the art of dance, by the way. All the great peoples, first of all those of the ancient world, those of India and Arabia, have cultivated it on an equal footing with poetry. Dance is as much above music, for some pagan organizations nonetheless, as the visible and the created are above the invisible and the uncreated. - Only these people can understand me to whom music gives ideas for painting. - Dance can reveal all that music conceals in mystery, and it also has the merit of being human and palpable. Dance is poetry with arms and legs, it is matter, graceful and terrible, animated, embellished by movement.
[...] the act of reading is a secret, and sometimes fertile, ceremony of communion. Anyone who reads something that is really worth the trouble does not read with impunity. Reading one of those books that breathe when you put them to your ear does not leave you untouched: it changes you, even if only a little bit, it integrates something into you, something that you did not know or had not imagined, and it invites you to seek, to ask questions. And more still: sometimes it can even help you to discover the true meaning of words betrayed by the dictionary of our times. What more could a critical consciousness want?
Source : Past, Present, and Future: Interview with Eduardo Galeano, December 25, 2008, mronline
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