The tarantula-dancer

«That I may NOT turn dizzy, however, bind me fast, my friends, to this
pillar! Rather will I be a pillar-saint than a whirl of vengeance!

Verily, no cyclone or whirlwind is Zarathustra: and if he be a dancer, he
is not at all a tarantula-dancer!

Thus spake Zarathustra.»

– Nietzsche, “XXIX. THE TARANTULAS”.


«A LITTLE reason, to be sure, a germ of wisdom scattered from star to star–
this leaven is mixed in all things: for the sake of folly, wisdom is mixed
in all things!

A little wisdom is indeed possible; but this blessed security have I found
in all things, that they prefer to DANCE on the feet of chance. (…)

And if it be my Alpha and Omega that everything heavy shall become light,
every body a dancer, and every spirit a bird: and verily, that is my Alpha
and Omega! (…)

Go out of the way of all such absolute ones! They have heavy feet and
sultry hearts:–they do not know how to dance. How could the earth be
light to such ones! (…)

You higher men, the worst about you is that all of you have not learned to dance as one must dance – to dance beyond yourselves!…»

– Nietzsche, “Zarathustra”.


Choreography and dancing: Milena Sidorova
Music: Edvard Grieg


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