Recidivism Deferred: A Hip-Hop Dance Blog



Jul 28

A coin toss for decisions is not fairness. It is probability wrapped in the bedsheets of fairness. It devolves us of accountability while feigning neutrality towards the outcome. So we can say, “The coin decided.” It’s not the coin that “decided,” it was your decision not to make a decision which relegated the power to a coin. Don’t piss on me and tell me it’s raining. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#quotes #artsed #quotable #soul #dance #Dancequotes #instagood #fairness #decisions #quotesbyfamouspeople

A coin toss for decisions is not fairness. It is probability wrapped in the bedsheets of fairness. It devolves us of accountability while feigning neutrality towards the outcome. So we can say, “The coin decided.” It’s not the coin that “decided,” it was your decision not to make a decision which relegated the power to a coin. Don’t piss on me and tell me it’s raining.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#quotes #artsed #quotable #soul #dance #Dancequotes #instagood #fairness #decisions #quotesbyfamouspeople

Jul 25

I see a dancer’s mind as a reliquary of sorts. If well trained, it holds the wisdom from its dance predecessors and then shares parts of its vast bounty via movement. At the end of a performance it closes again holding and cultivating its treasure until the next reveal. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#instaquote #quotes #dance #dancers #dancing #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #choreography #ballet #hiphopdance #quotesbyfamouspeople #moderndance #artsed #art #highered #soul #instagood

I see a dancer’s mind as a reliquary of sorts. If well trained, it holds the wisdom from its dance predecessors and then shares parts of its vast bounty via movement. At the end of a performance it closes again holding and cultivating its treasure until the next reveal.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #dance #dancers #dancing #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #choreography #ballet #hiphopdance #quotesbyfamouspeople #moderndance #artsed #art #highered #soul #instagood

Jul 18

A dancers’s pursuit of “freedom” is often thwarted by viewing the masks they don as being their authentic selves.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 
#instaquote #quotes #dance #Dancequotes #dancers #quotable #quotesbyfamouspeople #instagood #inspiration #motivational #soul #artsed #art #ballet #moderndance  #clsssicaldance #commercialdance #LA #NYC

A dancers’s pursuit of “freedom” is often thwarted by viewing the masks they don as being their authentic selves.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #dance #Dancequotes #dancers #quotable #quotesbyfamouspeople #instagood #inspiration #motivational #soul #artsed #art #ballet #moderndance #clsssicaldance #commercialdance #LA #NYC

Jul 16

As dancers, we often retreat into false morality, magniloquence and poetic reasoning to justify quitting something that presents a substantial challenge to our haphazardly constructed comfort zone.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org .

#instaquote #quote #dancers #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #dance #ballet #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #quotable  #artsed #education #hiphop #hiphopdance #soul #instagood #motivational #inspiration

As dancers, we often retreat into false morality, magniloquence and poetic reasoning to justify quitting something that presents a substantial challenge to our haphazardly constructed comfort zone.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org .

#instaquote #quote #dancers #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #dance #ballet #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #quotable #artsed #education #hiphop #hiphopdance #soul #instagood #motivational #inspiration

Jul 10

Addressing what a woman is wearing, instead of addressing the men who are constantly infringing upon a woman’s right to feel safe in her own skin, is a gross miscalculation. This places the blame on women for street harassment, instead of on us as men.  
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#instaquote #yesallwomen #youoksis? #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #streetharassment #instagood #motivational #sexism #feminism #soul #women #dancers

Addressing what a woman is wearing, instead of addressing the men who are constantly infringing upon a woman’s right to feel safe in her own skin, is a gross miscalculation. This places the blame on women for street harassment, instead of on us as men.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #yesallwomen #youoksis? #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #streetharassment #instagood #motivational #sexism #feminism #soul #women #dancers

Jul 06

As in life, dance is not about speaking or self-expression alone. It is also a disciplined practice of listening. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#instaquote #quote #quotable #dance #dancers #dancerprobz #dancequotes #inspiration #motivational #soul #ballet #moderndance #hiphopdance #quotesbyfamouspeople

As in life, dance is not about speaking or self-expression alone. It is also a disciplined practice of listening.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quote #quotable #dance #dancers #dancerprobz #dancequotes #inspiration #motivational #soul #ballet #moderndance #hiphopdance #quotesbyfamouspeople

Jul 06

Without dialogue with the music, we are making dance about us. It’s like going on a date and only talking about yourself. Like any significant conversation, our movements must be a response. An expression of our comprehension of the music’s message. A barometer or indicator of how well we are listening.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#instaquote #dancers #dancerprobz #dance #quotes #quotable #Dancequotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #inspirationalquotes #motivational #music #ballet #moderndance #hiphopdance #HipHop #soul

Without dialogue with the music, we are making dance about us. It’s like going on a date and only talking about yourself. Like any significant conversation, our movements must be a response. An expression of our comprehension of the music’s message. A barometer or indicator of how well we are listening.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #dancers #dancerprobz #dance #quotes #quotable #Dancequotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #inspirationalquotes #motivational #music #ballet #moderndance #hiphopdance #HipHop #soul

Jul 05

Many opine about the love they want. But very few speak about the love they have to give. Before we can want love, we must first cultivate our own garden of it. Otherwise we are looking for a love handout, not a love relationship. You don’t want love. You want  someone who has done the work you are unwilling to do. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#instaquote #quote #love #lovequotes #inspiration #motivation #quotable #quotesbyfamouspeople #soul #instagood #motivationalspeaking

Many opine about the love they want. But very few speak about the love they have to give. Before we can want love, we must first cultivate our own garden of it. Otherwise we are looking for a love handout, not a love relationship. You don’t want love. You want someone who has done the work you are unwilling to do.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quote #love #lovequotes #inspiration #motivation #quotable #quotesbyfamouspeople #soul #instagood #motivationalspeaking

Jul 04

Many people celebrate holidays more out of social conditioning, than understanding. It’s just a day off with family and friends. When celebrating though, know what you’re celebrating and why. Don’t simply kowtow to the status quo of BBQ and beer. Not all holidays are inclusive of you at their root.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org.

#instaquote #quotes #holiday #July4th #quotesbyfamouspeople #quotable #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #culture #fireworks #dance

Many people celebrate holidays more out of social conditioning, than understanding. It’s just a day off with family and friends. When celebrating though, know what you’re celebrating and why. Don’t simply kowtow to the status quo of BBQ and beer. Not all holidays are inclusive of you at their root.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org.

#instaquote #quotes #holiday #July4th #quotesbyfamouspeople #quotable #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #culture #fireworks #dance

Jul 03

Any great dance performance is the manifestation of chaos theory in sublime disciplined detail. On display for all to see, including the performer themselves.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org.
#instaquote #dance #dancers #quotes #quotable #quotesbyfamouspeople #Dancequotes #performance #ballet #jazz #moderndance #HipHopdance

Any great dance performance is the manifestation of chaos theory in sublime disciplined detail. On display for all to see, including the performer themselves.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org.

#instaquote #dance #dancers #quotes #quotable #quotesbyfamouspeople #Dancequotes #performance #ballet #jazz #moderndance #HipHopdance

Jul 02

Our denial of male hegemony, sexism and misogyny as supposed “good men”  contributes to the perpetuation of gender inequality. We must actively pursue its extirpation not rest on our good guy laurels in ignorance.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #quotable #soul #women #men #feminism #sexism #love #inspiration #genderequality #dance #dancerprobz #dancers #education

Our denial of male hegemony, sexism and misogyny as supposed “good men” contributes to the perpetuation of gender inequality. We must actively pursue its extirpation not rest on our good guy laurels in ignorance.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #quotable #soul #women #men #feminism #sexism #love #inspiration #genderequality #dance #dancerprobz #dancers #education

Jun 30

Today’s path to exclusivity is often laden with minefields of possession, jealousy, insecurity, objectifying and sexism obfuscated by or hidden beneath flowerbeds of freedom, passion, the one and love.
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
Talking about his piece “The BLAME Game: Original Sin”
hdcny.org.

#instaquote #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #love #relationships #quotable #soul #dance #dancers #dancerprobz

Today’s path to exclusivity is often laden with minefields of possession, jealousy, insecurity, objectifying and sexism obfuscated by or hidden beneath flowerbeds of freedom, passion, the one and love.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
Talking about his piece “The BLAME Game: Original Sin”
hdcny.org.

#instaquote #quotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #love #relationships #quotable #soul #dance #dancers #dancerprobz

Jun 30

Our opinions on dance must extend beyond the obligatory tropes that waft through the air on our little choreographer island. 
What we say must be rooted in something tangible, not just some wayward baseless thought. 
Dancers are basing their entire careers on our words! Their body is their instrument.
Tune it with care. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org 

#instaquote #quotes #quotable #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #dance #dancers #choreographers #ballet #moderndance #jazzdance #classicaldance #safithomas #instagood #inspiration #performers

Our opinions on dance must extend beyond the obligatory tropes that waft through the air on our little choreographer island.
What we say must be rooted in something tangible, not just some wayward baseless thought.
Dancers are basing their entire careers on our words! Their body is their instrument.
Tune it with care.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #quotable #dancerprobz #Dancequotes #quotesbyfamouspeople #dance #dancers #choreographers #ballet #moderndance #jazzdance #classicaldance #safithomas #instagood #inspiration #performers

Jun 29

Talking about issues of life, character, morality, core values, ethos et al. has been relegated to “philosophy,” Which then distances us from it. All of us as human beings have valuable thoughts on these aspects of life and require discourse to vet and explore them. Without consistent discourse on these aspects of humanity our interactions are narcissistic and shallow. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #quotable #dance #artsed #quotesbyfamouspeople #dancerprobz #soul #inspiration #selfhelp #advice #philosophy #education #instagood

Talking about issues of life, character, morality, core values, ethos et al. has been relegated to “philosophy,” Which then distances us from it. All of us as human beings have valuable thoughts on these aspects of life and require discourse to vet and explore them. Without consistent discourse on these aspects of humanity our interactions are narcissistic and shallow.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #quotes #quotable #dance #artsed #quotesbyfamouspeople #dancerprobz #soul #inspiration #selfhelp #advice #philosophy #education #instagood

Jun 28

Don’t complain about what doesn’t exist. If you don’t see it, build it. 
 - Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #dance #quotes #Dancequotes #dancerprobz#dancerlife #inspiration #quotesbyfamouspeople #soul #proactive

Don’t complain about what doesn’t exist. If you don’t see it, build it.
- Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director
hdcny.org

#instaquote #dance #quotes #Dancequotes #dancerprobz#dancerlife #inspiration #quotesbyfamouspeople #soul #proactive

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