The Romance of Dance

I love this essay by Romance Novelist, Hannah Fielding. Here she is writing about her book: “Burning Embers” on…

The Romance of Dance

by Hannah Fieldingon September 10th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

“I love dance. I love ballet and flamenco and folk dancing. As a young girl I dreamed of being a ballerina; now I am content to watch and be swept away by the beauty of a dance.

For me, dance in all its forms is wonderfully romantic, because it is an expression of emotion. Take this extract from my book Burning Embers:

The overture was dramatic, evoking the crack of thunder and torrential rain; stage lighting gradually turned from red to gold, conjuring the breaking of daylight. Two sculptural figures became outlined against flashes of lightning: a man and a woman, naked except for a most exiguous loincloth, like the…

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