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eternallybeautifullyblack:

This is an utterly amazing display of strength, agility, balance, and above all, beauty by these members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company.
Image via Afrikan Knowledge: Beyond The Book Club.

eternallybeautifullyblack:

This is an utterly amazing display of strength, agility, balance, and above all, beauty by these members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company.

Image via Afrikan Knowledge: Beyond The Book Club.

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stereoculturesociety:

CultureSOUL: Alvin Ailey Dancers

In motion.

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tgstonebutch:

I saw Leading Ladies today. I really enjoyed the butch-femme dynamic in the film, the way it was expressed through dance. I loved the femme character Mona’s gender and the way it drew out the butchness in Toni, celebrated it in her, how powerful her gender and embodiment was. They had a delicious electricity. Seeing it brought home how few butch-femme relationships I’ve seen in queer film, how precious it felt to have that dynamic be there, especially in the sex scene and the dance scenes between them. I also particularly loved the way Mona stood up for herself in the relationship. 

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juicylilsecrets:

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Dancers Photography by Ludovic Florent

 ” Poussière d’étoiles” is a series realized by French photographer Ludovic Florent. He gives pride of place to dancers full of grace by adding flour. Sand grains highlight the majestic movement effect of their dance. More photos in the next part of the article.

Fabulous!

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la-negra-barbuda:

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tuaimeslesexe:

seoulmama:

"Fat people can’t—”

Yes they can! [x]

Yas, you majestic f*cking creature.

that is some beautiful lines tho 

your arabesque is giving me life! you are fucking amazing!

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wreckamic:

Misty Copeland - 1st African American Woman to join American Ballet Theatre

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eternallybeautifullyblack:

This is an utterly amazing display of strength, agility, balance, and above all, beauty by these members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company.
Image via Afrikan Knowledge: Beyond The Book Club.

eternallybeautifullyblack:

This is an utterly amazing display of strength, agility, balance, and above all, beauty by these members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company.

Image via Afrikan Knowledge: Beyond The Book Club.

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se-smith:

NSFW, sorry about the thumbnail of a nude man seen from behind leaping joyfully into the air with the link, I can’t seem to get rid of it. (If anyone knows how, please tell me!)

These photos are amazing. 

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Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs (she even recorded an album in 1957 called “Miss Calypso” and appeared in the film “Calypso Heat Wave” that same year. This photo was taken by G. Marshall Wilson, who was a staff photographer at Ebony for 33 years. Photo: Art.com

vintageblackglamour:

Maya Angelou doing a little reading in her dressing room before her performance at the Village Vanguard in New York City. Long before she was a poet and writer and the icon we know today, Dr. Angelou was a dancer and singer of folk and calypso songs (she even recorded an album in 1957 called “Miss Calypso” and appeared in the film “Calypso Heat Wave” that same year. This photo was taken by G. Marshall Wilson, who was a staff photographer at Ebony for 33 years. Photo: Art.com

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about to go to a gaga method class, will probably be totally over my head given that i haven’t formally danced in like 10 years and have never taken modern classes. but it won’t be offered next term and ohad naharin is basically my favorite choreographer and i have to check it outttt.

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Panafrikan Dances by C.S. Vaughn

blackgreens:

Panafrikan dances when and where they please.

Harlem-shakes in the courtyards of Harare

Isicathulo deep in the metro stations of Montreal.

Capoiera on rooftops in Grenada

Slow whine in front of cracked mirrors of high-school washrooms in Belize

Panafrikan can sway, lunge, lift, slide, whine-up, twerk, twist and shout across borders, checkpoints and coat check lines. Nuh mind dem.

Panafrikan rubs shea butter on their hard thighs.

Cassamance mango juice lick dry forearms as fruit flesh and skin fuse in the clenched black palms of dancer.

Sovereign and untaxed.

Panafrikan is not exotic. Not an anomaly to be praised, or shunned, or studied.

They are not the exception

Dancing since a time before their watches and their watches

Chuh.

Panafrikan, like Panafrikan, sings in sun and sense

Improvises on patterns of leaves and stories

Strikes decisive chords of Discipline Sharp

And chops a clean development

How yuh mean? Our Panafrikan!

Watch ah dance so sweet!

They must get it from they gran-gran so.

Feel ah whine so sure

they must get it for they gran-chile  so.

How yuh mean? We Panafrikan!

Briefcase hail mop and

Rake teach diploma.

Panafrikan dances where and when they please.

If you please. Panafrikan.

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nezua:

cocoavalentines:

lovedomidee:

puta-del-infierno:

not-here-for-it:

candie-leonhart:

wocinsolidarity:

metaphoric-jizm:

catchstds:

The History of Twerking

this gave me chills

*snaps* 

!!!!!

I literally did get chills

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omg <3

I am here for every minute of this.

Oh my GOD

Pleasure is our Power….

(Dear Miley and Lily and stans…)

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