“Hema thought of Shiva, her personal deity, and how the only sensible response to the madness of life … was to cultivate a kind of madness within, to perform the mad dance of Shiva, … to rock and sway and flap six arms and six legs to an inner tune. Hema moved gently … she danced as if her minimalist gestures were shorthand for a much larger, fuller, reckless dance, one that held the whole world together, kept it from extinction.”
― Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone
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“There isn’t a dance that can compare to the gaiety, the timing and cohesiveness of hand maneuvers, the provoca-tive movements in unison of an upbeat salsa dance. The sweating, the writhing bodies, the facial expressions; the start of a moderate sensual beat climaxing in the middle to a crescendo and then ending with a slower consummation is like making love in its most exquisite form.”
― Isabel Lopez, Isabel’s Hand-Me-Down Dreams
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“So that’s how we end up helping Aviva pick out a male escort. Even Darcy is impressed with Eugene’s organization; each profile in the boy binder has two pictures, a head shot and a full-body shot, and lists essential information: age, school, height, weight, extracurriculars, hobbies, and dance ability (which ranges from “occasional Dance Dance Revolution participation” to “so good he could back up the Biebs”).”
― Flynn Meaney, The Boy Recession
“I could tell from Anna’s face that she had already told him about dancing in Saint Petersburg and that the memory weighed on her heavily. What monstrous things, our pasts, especially when they have been lovely. She had told a secret and now had the sadness of wondering how much deeper she might dig in order to keep the first secret fed.”
― Colum McCann, Dancer