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“The dance is strong magic. The dance is a spirit. It turns the body to liquid steel. It makes it vibrate like a guitar. The body can fly without wings. It can sing without voice. The dance is strong magic. The dance is life.”
“Dance is my medicine ... Dance is the fist with which I fight the sickening ignorance of prejudice. Instead of growing twisted like a gnarled tree inside myself, I am able to dance out my anger and frustration.”
Pearl Primus, Trinidad and Tobago-born U.S. dancer, choreaographer, anthropologist
(1919 - 1994)
Full name: Pearl Eileen Primus.