If monkeys are descendants of gods, as the Balinese believe, they are gods with a sense of humor. ... We felt certain the macaques were heading to a giant monkey dance and tried to follow them to their meeting spot.
Author: Daniel Glick
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
After losing his brother to cancer and a painful divorce that left him the sole charge d'affaires of two decidedly spirited children, environmental reporter Daniel Glick knew he and his little family desperately needed some karmic rejuvenation. He opted for an epic adventure. In the summer of 2001, Dan, Zoe, and Kolya packed up and set off on a six-month tour to see the world's most exotic and endangered habitats. Monkey Dancing takes readers along for this incredible journey. From the python-infested rivers of Borneo to the highest summits of Bali, from Nepal's Gangeatic Plains to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Glick recounts the adventures they met with, the challenges they confronted, and how they learned to cope with grief, loss, and one another. Along the way, he offers intimate reflection on life, fatherhood, change, and the fragile health of our troubled planet. Acclaimed by reviewers, a BookSense Parenting bestseller, Monkey Dancing is a "poignant, affirming, ultimately courageous book"—Audubon Magazine.
'Oh Kaveri, you wanted to see a monkey dance and now you've had a special one all to yourself!' shouted Kartik with laughter, watching his sister look indignantly at the tail of the impudent monkey. Kaveri stuck out her tongue at him, ...
Author: Sunila Gupte
Publisher: Random House India
The year is 2500 BC: four high-spirited girls and boys—Kartik, Xerxes, Namami, and Kaveri—have set off from their home in Anantpur for the auspicious Surya Mela in Lothal, a port town in Meluhha (Bharat). But on the way a daring robbery takes place—sacred treasures are stolen from Mohenjo-daro’s temple, including the famous dancing girl statue—and soon, they are caught up in its coils. Then in the city, they meet thirteen year old Amu Darya—a boy from faraway Mesopotamia, a world utterly different from theirs. He is in search of his missing father, last seen in this part of the Indus Valley. The five become fast friends, and band together when they become entangled with forces much darker than they expected. Will the fearless fivesome succeed in foiling evil plans and upholding the honour of Mohenjo-daro? An amazing tale full of white parrots, elephant rides, river caravans, and secret maps, The Adventure of the Missing Dancing Girl is a glorious children’s story set in the time of the Indus Valley Civilization.
“ ώ πίθηκε , συ δε τοιαύτην πυγήν έχων των αλόγων ζώων βασιλεύεις ; ” At an assembly of the dumb beasts , the monkey did a dance . The performance was a great success and the animals elected the monkey to be their king .
Author: Sarah Olsen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
“Ancient Greek dance” traditionally evokes images of stately choruses or lively Dionysiac revels – communal acts of performance. This is the first book to look beyond the chorus to the diverse and complex representation of solo dancers in Archaic and Classical Greek literature. It argues that dancing alone signifies transgression and vulnerability in the Greek cultural imagination, as isolation from the chorus marks the separation of the individual from a range of communal social structures. It also demonstrates that the solo dancer is a powerful figure for literary exploration and experimentation, highlighting the importance of the singular dancing body in the articulation of poetic, narrative, and generic interests across Greek literature. Taking a comparative approach and engaging with current work in dance and performance studies, this book reveals the profound literary and cultural importance of the unruly solo dancer in the ancient Greek world.
After practice, Hoang Phuong would join the other dancers to hang out in the palace lobby out front. In the lobby, she saw Phuong Silver Monkey dancing alone. In that moment, she knew that he should become her teacher.
Author: Sandra Kurfürst
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Social Science
Breaking, popping, locking, waacking, and hip-hop dance are practiced widely in contemporary Vietnam. Considering the dance practices in the larger context of post-socialist transformation, urban restructuring, and changing gender relations, Sandra Kurfürst examines youth's aspirations and desires embodied in dance. Drawing on a rich and diverse range of qualitative data, including interviews, sensory and digital ethnography, she shows how dancers confront social and gender norms while following their passion. As a contribution to area and global studies, the book illuminates the translocal spatialities of hip hop, produced through the circulation of objects and the movement of people.
dance. monkey. dance. don't listen to what they say it's all just pinko commie bullshit that or something closer to ... to start dancing to your own tune eventually strike up your own beat take a chance and dance dance monkey dance to ...
Author: Christopher Campbell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Adoxography of an Inaniloquent Aeolist 159 sincere apologies, life lessons, and pseudointellectual observations (among other things) by Christopher Campbell life is shit life is pain make the best of it or else you'll end up a martyr and nobody likes a martyr (except the catholics)
Also dancing were young boys performing what they referred to as “monkey dancing.” they wore monkey masks and moved like monkeys to the rhythmic beats of the accompanying band. After this presentation, the girls and the faux monkeys got ...
Author: Richard H. Kirshen
As a 20-year-old gunboat captain and certified U.S. Navy diver in the Mekong Delta, the author was responsible for both the vessel and the lives of its crew. Ambushes and firefights became the norm, along with numerous dives—almost 300 in 18 months. Forty years after the war, he returned as a tourist. This journal records his contrasting impressions of the Delta—alternately disturbing and enlightening—as seen first from a river patrol boat, then from a luxury cruise ship.
The utter difference and unexpectedness of the Monkey Dance won over even the most bored habitual first-nighters, and by the time Raka made her first entry as a gilded and scarlet bumblebee, her glittering antennae aquiver, the audience ...
Author: John Coast
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"If you know where to look, you can still discover and recognize what it was that intoxicating John Coast fifty years ago." —Sir David Attenborough This book is one of the great classics about Bali, now with dozens of illustrations and photographs. Dancing out of Bali is a fascinating personal account of a young Englishman who settled in a small house in Bali in the midst of the political turmoil that griped post–war Indonesia. There, he immersed himself in Balinese culture and made ambitious plans to bring a troupe of Balinese dancers and musicians to Europe and America. The book relates John Coast's daring and remarkable adventure that took him from revolution in Indonesia to the footlights of London and Broadway. Within a few weeks, the troupe had captured the hearts of audiences. Here are photographs of Bali and stories of the performer's magic island and of the enchanting dancers, including the beautiful 12–year–old Ni Gusti Raka. She became a star overnight and delighted audiences everywhere during the troupe's triumphant tour. It is also a story of Balinese culture and life in Bali–following the devastating Japanese occupation–of music and dancing in Bali, of many of the island's great performing dancers and musicians,
Grunt: A vocalization performed in a rhythmic exchange by dancing monkeys. Hand sniff: One monkey inserts his or her fingers into the nostrils (or cups a hand over the nose) of another monkey with whom the monkey has a particularly ...
Author: Susan Perry
Publisher: Harvard University Press
With their tonsured heads, white faces, and striking cowls, the monkeys might vaguely resemble the Capuchin monks for whom they were named. How they act is something else entirely. They climb onto each other's shoulders four deep to frighten enemies. They test friendship by sticking their fingers up one another's noses. They often nurse--but sometimes kill--each other's offspring. They use sex as a means of communicating. And they negotiate a remarkably intricate network of alliances, simian politics, and social intrigue. Not monkish, perhaps, but as we see in this downright ethnographic account of the capuchins of Lomas Barbudal, their world is as complex, ritualistic, and structured as any society. Manipulative Monkeys takes us into a Costa Rican forest teeming with simian drama, where since 1990 primatologists Susan Perry and Joseph H. Manson have followed the lives of four generations of capuchins. What the authors describe is behavior as entertaining--and occasionally as alarming--as it is recognizable: the competition and cooperation, the jockeying for position and status, the peaceful years under an alpha male devolving into bloody chaos, and the complex traditions passed from one generation to the next. Interspersed with their observations of the monkeys' lives are the authors' colorful tales of the challenges of tropical fieldwork--a mixture so rich that by the book's end we know what it is to be a wild capuchin monkey or a field primatologist. And we are left with a clear sense of the importance of these endangered monkeys for understanding human behavioral evolution.
They do monkey dances, not so fine dances, like that. Sandy: I think they [boys] have it pretty easy because they just run around and jump around. I guess not really but that's what it looks like. And girls have to [mimics mincing head, ...
Author: J. Hamera
Category: Performing Arts
Dancers create 'civic culture' as performances for public consumption, but also as vernaculars connecting individuals who may have little in common. Examining performance and the construction of culturally diverse communities the book suggests that amateur and concert dance can teach us how to live and work productively together.
1. the monkey 3. the monkey dancing 2. is dancing monkey the 4. The monkey is dancing. Note : The first three groups (1-3) do not have a complete meaning. The fourth group has a complete meaning. This group is a sentence.
dancing monkey.” He had removed from his backpack an old-fashioned sock monkey, and it was dancing across the back of the seat. The musical cabaret continued with a performance of “Watch me whip, whip, watch me nae, nae.
Author: Tom Brandon
Publisher: NewSouth Books
You know those conversations that you don't want your children to repeat outside of your house? Well, they are repeated on the school bus. Do you really want your child to tell why you got stopped by the local deputy sheriff? What do you do with a first grader who believes he's a spy? And how many uses are there for an old rag besides wiping your nose? Mr. Brandon's School Bus relates the always humorous and often insightful conversations and stories of children as they ride to and from school each day on the big yellow bus. So climb on board Mr. Brandon's school bus and, as "Mr. Mucus" would say, "Sit back and enjoy the ride." Hey, there are some things you just can't make up.
Combining all these nodding, jumping and clapping in pain you see the monkey dancing. You never see the pull of the rope, you never hear the sound of his beating and you never feel the pain. You see the dance and miss its remorse.
Author: BiJon Sarma
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Journey to the East wires the remote past, the present, and the not-so-distant futures of East and West into a tumbleweed that the writers roll along the track of time. The universal truth of love guides the reader all the way to the end.
They held onto one another's belts and just kept on dancing. And monkey, by God! And drinks, no shit... And I took off my own belt because that stuff... That's the problem. And that's the way the monkey began. But they didn't dance the ...
Author: Rosalind Shaw
Category: Social Science
Syncretism - the synthesis of different religious - is a contentious word. Some regard it as a pejorative term, referring to local versions of notionally standard `world religions' which are deemed `inauthentic' because saturated with indigenous content. Syncretic versions of Christianity do not conform to `official' (read `European') models. In other contexts however, the syncretic amalgamation of religions may be validated as a mode of resistance to colonial hegemony, a sign of cultural survival, or as a means of authorising political dominance in a multicultural state. In Syncretism/Anti-Syncretism the contributors explore the issues of agency and power which are integral to the very process of syncretism and to the competing discourses surrounding the term.
The Dance of the Deer, then, realizes contemporary K'iche' values rooted in a Mesoamerican worldview of considerable temporal depth. Continuity in the dance of the monkeys The Dance of the Monkeys is an enactment of a scene from the ...
Author: Matthew Krystal
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Category: Social Science
Focusing on the enactment of identity in dance, Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian is a cross-cultural, cross-ethnic, and cross-national comparison of indigenous dance practices. Considering four genres of dance in which indigenous people are represented--K'iche Maya traditional dance, powwow, folkloric dance, and dancing sports mascots--the book addresses both the ideational and behavioral dimensions of identity. Each dance is examined as a unique cultural expression in individual chapters, and then all are compared in the conclusion, where striking parallels and important divergences are revealed. Ultimately, Krystal describes how dancers and audiences work to construct and consume satisfying and meaningful identities through dance by either challenging social inequality or reinforcing the present social order. Detailed ethnographic work, thorough case studies, and an insightful narrative voice make Indigenous Dance and Dancing Indian a substantial addition to scholarly literature on dance in the Americas. It will be of interest to scholars of Native American studies, social sciences, and performing arts.
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He had the monkey . He wore a red coat and red cap . ... They ran to the window and looked at the monkey , when the man played the hand organ and it danced . ... They liked to saw the monkey dancing , One of them went to her mother .
A great number of other guests were staying at Tyle Place that year, for it was the Christmas season; there were young folks and older ones, there was present-giving and playacting, games and dancing; day followed happy day and Aunt ...
Author: Joan Aiken
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Fabulous, uncollected stories -- including six published here for the first time -- from a master of the form.
... 23 on the ballet body, 131, 133 on black dance/dancing bodies, 49–50 on buttocks, 165, 182 on segregation, 288 on skin color, 201 on white dance/dancing bodies, 54 on whites' stereotypes of blacks, 64 Monkey (dance), 24, 116 Monroe, ...
Author: B. Gottschild
Category: Social Science
What is the essence of black dance in America? To answer that question, Brenda Dixon Gottschild maps an unorthodox 'geography', the geography of the black dancing body, to show the central place black dance has in American culture. From the feet to the butt, to hair to skin/face, and beyond to the soul/spirit, Brenda Dixon Gottschild talks to some of the greatest choreographers of our day including Garth Fagan, Francesca Harper, Meredith Monk, Brenda Buffalino, Doug Elkins, Ralph Lemon, Fernando Bujones, Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Jawole Zollar, Bebe Miller, Sean Curran and Shelly Washington to look at the evolution of black dance and it's importance to American culture. This is a groundbreaking piece of work by one of the foremost African-American dance critics of our day.
Dance of Death (from Schedel Hartmann, fiber Cronicarum, Nuremberg, 1493, p. 264. ... The dancing victims were believed to be possessed by invading demons. ... Ketjak The Balinese ketjak (called the Monkey Dance, although it.
Author: Judith Lynne Hanna
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Health & Fitness
Throughout history and in contemporary times, people worldwide have danced to cope with the stresses of life. But how has dance helped people resist, reduce, and escape stress? What is it about dance that makes it a healing art? What insights can we gain from learning about others' use of dance across cultures and eras? Dancing for Health addresses these questions and explains the cognitive, emotional and physical dimensions of dance in a spectrum of stress management approaches. Designed for anyone interested in health and healing, Dancing for Health offers lessons learned from the experiences of people of different cultures and historical periods, as well as current knowledge, on how to resist, reduce, and dance away stress in the disquieting times of the 21st century. Anthropologists and psychologists will benefit from the unique theoretical and ethnographic analysis of how dance affects communities and individuals, while dancers and therapists will take away practical lessons on improving their and their patients' quality of life.
Here we see a monkey trainer smiling at his pupil dancing on a bucket, while a drummer in the lower right adds a ... has put everything but the dance on the right side of the painting, including the inscription, leaving a great deal of ...
Author: Audrey Yoshiko Seo
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Hakuin Ekaku (1685–1768) is one of the most influential figures in the history of Zen. He can be considered the founder of the modern Japanese Rinzai tradition, for which he famously emphasized the importance of koan practice in awakening, and he revitalized the monastic life of his day. But his teaching was by no means limited to monastery or temple. Hakuin was the quintessential Zen master of the people, renowned for taking his teaching to all parts of society, to people in every walk of life, and his painting and calligraphy were particularly powerful vehicles for that teaching. Using traditional Buddhist images and sayings—but also themes from folklore and daily life—Hakuin created a new visual language for Zen: profound, whimsical, and unlike anything that came before. In his long life, Hakuin created many thousands of paintings and calligraphies. This art, combined with his voluminous writings, stands as a monument to his teaching, revealing why he is the most important Zen master of the past five hundred years. The Sound of One Hand is a study of Hakuin and his enduringly appealing art, illustrated with a wealth of examples of his work, both familiar pieces like “Three Blind Men on a Bridge” as well as lesser known masterworks.