The Guardians of the Traditions : The Dancers
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THE DANCER ........ Once there came to the court of the Prince of Birkasha a dancer and her musicians. And she was admitted to the court. And she danced to the music of the flute, the lute, and the zither.

She danced the dance of flames and fire, and the dance of swords and spears; she danced the dance of stars and the dance of space, and then she danced the dance of flowers in the wind.

When she had finished, she approached the prince and bowed her body before him. The price bade her to come nearer, and said unto her, "Beautiful woman, daughter of grace and delight, whence comes your art? And how is it that you command all the elements in your rythyms and your rhymes?"

And the dancer came near and bowed her body again and said, "Gracious majesty, I know not the answer to your qustionings. Only this I know: The philosopher sould dwells within his head, the poets soul dwells within his heart, the singers soul dwells about his throat, but the soul of the dancer abides in all her body.

An Excerpt From The Wanderer by Khalil Gibran


I am not a dancer.......and I am not the right person to make any comments about their performance but that does not mean I cannot talk about them… and create this space as my dedication and support to them….

In this space I will feature several dancers that I’ve cross path with and become friends…. my interviews with them and their performances including media reviews of their past, current and future.

If you do have any friends or a dancer yourself and would like me to add you in this space, I am always happy to accommodate you. Does not matter if you are not a well know dancer like Ramli Ibrahim or Ajit Bhaskaran Das, this space is specifically for you. You can send in all the information including pictures to my address below by snail mail, email or fax to :

Suite #236, MBE Desa Sri Hartamas
Fax : +603-2300 2625

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