Maya Angelou: The Power Of Dance

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Dance has been around for hundreds of years. Today there are many forms of dances, yet in my opinion they all have one thing in common. All forms of dances move our souls; rhythm of the music feels like butterflies moving through our bodies. Dance is a form of escaping to a different world of happiness. Dr. Angelou is a great example of what dance and music can provided to our hearts, soul and spirit. Dr. Angelou sees life as rhythm, and we people are moving to the beat of life. It is our choice to go with the rhythm of life and enjoy our everyday beats. As Dr. Angelou has said “Everything will be okay, just go with the rhythm. See life as a dance floor if you fall you get back up and continue dancing your way into life”. Dance has the power to move us humans and the ability to bring satisfaction into our hearts, body and mind. Maya Angelou brought peace to world by through her literature, poets, films, and her presence.
Dr. Angelou was born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis Missouri. All though born in Missouri, Dr Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas. Dr. Angelou’s birth name was Marguerite Annie Johnson. Maya’s parents divorced and at age three she and her brother Bailey were sent to live with their grandmother. Maya lived with grandmother, Annie Henderson until the age of thirteen (Angelou, 2013). She then left Arkansas to be home with her mother Vivian Baxter in California (Angelou, 2013). Maya was scared and felt as if she was not beautiful enough to be the daughter of Vivian Baxter. Vivian would call Maya beautiful something Maya was never called before. Living with Vivian, Maya learned that she could be a giver simply by bringing a smile to another person’s face (Angelou, 2013). In Arkansas Maya experienced racism ...

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...icentennial Commission and President Carter invited her to serve on the Presidential Commission for the International Year of the Woman. President Clinton: requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world. President Obama: awarded her the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.
My favorite quote, “Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances” – Maya Angelou. In my opinion the quote relates to life as rhythm, everything in life moves and after all collaborates into a beat, one that can’t be seen but felt through the rhythm of everyday life. “Everything will be okay, just go with the rhythm. See life as a dance floor if you fall you get back up and continue dancing your way into life” –Maya Angelou.

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