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The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word

The dance is a poem. Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Akua Parker and Anthony Burrell. Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word, said Mata Hari. Talented American photographer Richard Calmes has managed to capture the beauty of dance, and his photo art is in high demand among collectors. These beautiful images decorate pages of national dance magazines, newspapers and periodicals, walls of offices and homes. The Southeastern Regional Ballet Association invited him to be their Official Photographer in 2006, then followed the Regional Dance America Convention in 2007, where he photographed 81 companies, and thousands of dancers for seven days.

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

On with dance, let joy be unconfined, is my motto; whether there’s any dance to dance or any joy to unconfined. Mark Twain

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Dancing in the chequer’d shade. John Milton

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Dance is about never-ending aspiration. Judith Jamison

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music. Bodies never lie. Agnes George de Mille

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

On with the dance! let joy be unconfin’d; No sleep till morn, when Youth and Pleasure meet.
Lord Byron

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Ballet’s image of perfection is fashioned amid a milieu of wracked bodies, fevered imaginations, Balkan intrigue and sulfurous hatreds where anything is likely, and dancers know it. Shana Alexander

The dance is a poem

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer.
Friedrich Nietzsche

photographer Richard Calmes

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
John Milton

photographer Richard Calmes

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

I am bit sending messages with my feet. All I ever wanted was not to come up empty. I did it for the dough and the old applause. Fred Astaire

photographer Richard Calmes

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

And the dancing has begun now, And the dancers whirl round gaily In the waltz’s giddy mazes, And the ground beneath them trembles.
Heinrich Heine

photographer Richard Calmes

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Come, knit hands, and beat the ground In a light fantastic round.
John Milton

photographer Richard Calmes

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word. Mata Hari

photographer Richard Calmes

Beauty of dance by American photographer Richard Calmes

Richard Calmes