Jill Parker by The Dancers Eye - Fine Art Bellydance Photography, via Flickr
"As the moon reaches her fullest, most creative phase, so do you. As she disappears into the deepest depths of her darkness, so do you. As she prepares to reach for new beginnings in her crescent phase, so do you. Her essence is always with thee, for you carry her beauty, her light, her darkness and her power within your womb." ~Roslyne Sophia Breillat (picture: Die Mondfee by Kaulbachs)
Ruth St. Denis in her solo dance "Radha", 1906. modern dance pioneer, introducing eastern ideas into the art. co-founder of the American Denishawn School of Dance and the teacher of several notable performers.