„Many times I hear the phrase "the dance of life". It is an expression that touches me deeply, for the instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived — the human body.“

I Am A Dancer (1952)

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US-amerikanische Tänzerin, Choreografin und Pädagogin 1894 - 1991

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„The human body is an instrument for the production of art in the life of the human soul.“

—  Alfred North Whitehead English mathematician and philosopher 1861 - 1947

Quelle: 1930s, Adventures of Ideas (1933), p. 349.

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„I speak with the Eternal through the instrument of nature, — through the world's history: I read the soul of the artist in his Apollo.“

—  Friedrich Schiller German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright 1759 - 1805

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„To keep through life the posture of the grave,
While others walk and run and dance and leap.“

—  Eugene Lee-Hamilton English poet and translator 1845 - 1907

Sonnets of the Wingless Hours https://archive.org/details/sonnetswingless01leegoog (1894).

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„Rhythmical music is that which is made by instruments which render the sound by touch.“

—  Johannes Tinctoris Flemish composer 1435 - 1511

Dictionary of Musical Terms (1475)

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„I used my self, my body [in his art] as an instrument.... not only my body but also my spirit.... as an instrument to research something.“

—  Anselm Kiefer German painter and sculptor 1945

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„It is only in the case of musical instruments that I find any commendable diligence in the [Irish] people. They seem to me to be incomparably more skilled in these than any other people that I have seen. The movement is not, as in the British instrument to which we are accustomed, slow and easy, but rather quick and lively, while at the same time the melody is sweet and pleasant. It is remarkable how, in spite of the great speed of the fingers, the musical proportion is maintained. The melody is kept perfect and full with unimpaired art through everything – through quivering measures and the involved use of several instruments – with a rapidity that charms, a rhythmic pattern that is varied and a concord achieved through elements discordant.“
In musicis solum instrumentis commendabilem invenio gentis istius diligentiam. In quibus, prae omni natione quam vidimus, incomparabiliter instructa est. Non enim in his, sicut in Britannicis quibus assueti sumus instrumentis, tarda et morosa est modulatio, verum velox et praeceps, suavis tamen et jocunda sonoritas. Mirum quod, in tanta tam praecipiti digitorum rapacitate, musica servatur proportio; et arte per omnia indemni inter crispatos modulos, organaque multipliciter intricata, tam suavi velocitate, tam dispari paritate, tam discordi concordia, consona redditur et completur melodia.

—  Gerald of Wales Medieval clergyman and historian 1146

Topographia Hibernica (The Topography of Ireland) Part 3, chapter 11 (94); translation from Gerald of Wales (trans. John J. O'Meara) The History and Topography of Ireland ([1951] 1982) p. 103.

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„The wind which passes through the skins of animals will make men leap up: That is the bagpipes, which cause men to dance.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (1938), XLV Prophecies

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„The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body.“

—  Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977

The Diary Of Anais Nin, Volume Two (1934-1939)
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Kontext: The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.

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