Society and the Dance

PETER BRINSON The last two decades have seen a remarkable development of
dance practice in most Western industrial societies and, for different reasons to
do with rising national consciousness, also in the societies of many developing ...

Society and the Dance

Presenting seven examples from Africa, Southeast Asia, Melanesia and Oceania, this study attempts to further the anthropological understanding of dance's social significance and critical relevance by exploring it as a reflection of social forces.

Lord of the Dance

Day Fifteen occasions the most widely known part of Mani Rimdu, the Masked
Dance. Like most other days, however, a great deal of time actually is devoted to
ritual. The sequence of rituals differs from that of previous days. The pills and the
 ...

Lord of the Dance

A first-hand description of the Mani Rimdu festival of Tibet and Nepal, an event which encapsulates the Himalayan Buddhist experience.

The Dance of Life

(The Dance of Faith) Have you ever been a wallflower? It doesn't feel so good.
You sit on the sidelines, watching everyone else dance, but never getting to
dance yourself. You don 't have a partner. So, you watch and wait, hoping
someone ...

The Dance of Life

Through the language of a father-daughter dance, Hunt seeks to help women understand their Heavenly Father's desire to dance with His daughters through the experiences of their lives. As He dances, He teaches and heals.

The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death Death is inescapable. It makes no exceptions: rich or poor,
genius or simpleton, death takes us all. This idea of death as the great equalizer
was the main theme of a bizarre medieval ritual called the Dance of Death.

The Dance of Death

"The German choreographer Kurt Jooss (1901-1979) belonged to a generation of artists who grew up and matured between the two world wars. Jooss was a major innovator in dance and an active participant in Weimar culture. Suzanne K. Walther provides a brief political and cultural history of the Weimar Republic; an overview of dance and choreography during this period leads to a detailed account of the contributions of Rudolf von Laban to German dance and his early association and life-long friendship with Jooss. The author provides complete descriptions and analyses of the four extant Jooss ballets: Pavane on the Death of an Infanta, Big City, A Ball in Old Vienna, and the award-winning anti-war ballet The Green Table. It also provides a full assessment of Jooss's fundamental contributions to the development of German modern dance, his aesthetic legacy, his concern with the social and humanitarian issues of his time, and the lasting influence of his pedagogical methods."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Dance of Life

May your lives together be filled with all three, and may we, all, always be friends
as you two dance together down the road of life. Cheers!!” Much ado was made
over the toast, and the couple. Even Leo and Wilbur added their voices to the ...

The Dance of Life


The Dance of Leadership

In the chapters that follow we explore the more specific lessons we can draw
about the dance of leadership, ideas such as the rhythms of human interaction,
including the important notion of timing (Chapter 3), working with images,
symbols, ...

The Dance of Leadership

Most successful leaders know that leadership is an art, not a science. They recognize that beyond all the sophisticated systems and theories, the strategies and tactics, leadership is ultimately about intangible things such as timing, intuition, and passion This book shows how successful leaders can master the artistic aspects of their work. It guides readers to the ways that the leadership can be practiced and learned. "The Dance of Leadership" explores the art of leadership by examining the perspectives, training, and insights of artists, most particularly in the fields of music and dance. The authors look at how these people learn their craft, practice their skills, and attain mastery of their art. Then they adapt these lessons from the arts to the experiences of successful leaders in all fields. This book incorporates in-depth interviews with some of the world's premier artists and writers, as well as dozens of leader business, government, the military, and sports. The result is a book that celebrates the art of leadership - but an art that can learned, developed, and practiced.

Introduction to the Dance

Ideally, if the recreational dance is to serve its true function as part of the social
scheme, it needs to be developed with only such restrictions as grow inevitably
out of the current modes of dress, limitations in the amount of space available,
and ...

Introduction to the Dance


The Dance

There was enhancement of the image by the “rich and vivid layering of sounds”
composed by Katsuhisa Hattori and Meisha Tosha, and the “airy enclosure for
dance created by Robert Engstrom's soft,clear lighting.” Its ten dancers “cross
and ...

The Dance

“Extensive bibliography…provide[s] an excellent resource for the dance student/scholar”—Choice “Provides a special focus on the choreographic experience to present the viewer with a historical and artistic survey of dance choreography”—Midwest Book Review. In dance, the choreographer creates, the dancer performs and the viewer observes. This work is a handbook for the viewer. By presenting historical and artistic perspectives of dance, dance events are made more approachable and appreciation for the art form is heightened. The choreographic components of body language, content, structure, music, design and interpretation are included. Also discussed is the development of critical reaction over time. Examples are drawn from Western theatrical dance and worldwide cultural variations. Terms are explained throughout the text, and an extensive bibliography gives sources in print and on tape for further study. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Dance of Siva

CHAPTER 9 Saints , dancing girls , ganas ' – and Apasmāra This chapter
conjoins three very different sets of figures . The saints and dancing girls (
devadāsī , or rudrakanyā ) both played significant roles within the temple , and
together ...

The Dance of Siva

Siva's Dance of Bliss in poetry, iconography, ritual and philosophy is examined here.

The Purpose of the Dance

The practical workbook provides information on many aspects of the dance and tests your knowledge with "fill-in-the-blanks" and "True and false" Questions.

The Purpose of the Dance

The purpose of the dance is to glorify God. His desire is for us to use our gifts and talents to draw people to Christ and also so that they will recognize His sovereignty. Dancers are mandated to use the gift of dance to show forth God's ability to heal, deliver and set people free from the hand of the enemy. The practical workbook provides information on many aspects of the dance and tests your knowledge with "fill-in-the-blanks" and "True and false" Questions. It covers topics such as: The Prophet Dance The Royal Garments Commandments Concerning the Hands The Dancers Feet How to Become and Effective Dance Minister; and much more

Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death

Dance. of. Death. To be a Gringo in Mexico—ah, that is euthanasia! —Ambrose
Bierce n concluding his “Bits of Autobiography,” Bierce depicts himself as a “Sole
Survivor,” sitting alone at the “feast of unreason” that the eleven memoirs ...

Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death

“Sharon Talley draws on psychoanalytic theory to illuminate the connections between Bierce’s life and works, without ever losing sight of the historical contexts—especially his experience in the Civil War—that also shaped his creativity. This judicious and comprehensive book will give a major boost to the reassessment of Bierce’s place in American letters.” —Peter L. Rudnytsky, author of Reading Psychoanalysis: Freud, Rank, Ferenczi, Groddeck Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death uses psychoanalytic theory in combination with historical, cultural, and literary contexts to examine the complex motif of death in a full range of Bierce’s writings. Scholarly interest in Bierce, whose work has long been undervalued, has grown significantly in recent years. This new book contributes to the ongoing reassessment by providing new contexts for joining the texts in his canon in meaningful ways. Previous attempts to consider Bierce from a psychological perspective have been superficial, often reductive Freudian readings of individual stories such as “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and “The Death of Halpin Frayser.” This new volume not only updates these interpretations with insights from post-Freudian theorists but uses contemporary death theory as a framework to analyze the sources and expressions of Bierce’s attitudes about death and dying. This approach makes it possible to discern links among texts that resolve some of the still puzzling ambiguities that have—until now—precluded a fuller understanding of both the man and his writings. Lively and engaging, Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death adds valuable new insights not only to the study of Bierce but to that of nineteenth-century American literature in general. Sharon Talley is the author of the Student Companion to Herman Melville. Her articles have been published in Nineteenth-Century Prose, American Imago, and the Journal of Men’s Studies. She is associate professor of English at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi.

Anthropology and the Dance

Preface The new title for the second edition of Ten Lectures on Theories of the
Dance is the title that the book should have had in the first instance: Anthropology
and the Dance: Ten Lectures. In manuscript form, the book was used at New York
 ...

Anthropology and the Dance

Now in paperback, Anthropology and the Dance is a lively, controversial examination and discussion of theories of dance by the pioneer of the anthropology of human movement. Drid Williams's definitive text is explicitly intended for graduate students in anthropology faced with the wide spectrum of theories of human movement, including the dance, sign language, martial arts, and rituals. With its groundbreaking approach to this previously unexamined field, however, Anthropology and the Dance brings the study of human movement to readers in fields such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, ethnomusicology, library science, physical education, history, music, linguistics, dance, and dance education. Williams examines subjects ranging from Aboriginal and African dances to the Royal Ballet, and makes a compelling case for moving beyond the Western view of the dance as mere entertainment, locating human movement firmly and irrefutably within the sphere of serious study. Anthropology and the Dance: Ten Lectures is the thoroughly rewritten second edition of Ten Lectures on Theories of the Dance (1991). Included are a glossary of terms, indexes and notes, an updated bibliography, and an appendix, "An Exercise in Applied Personal Anthropology."

The Dance of the Intellect

... Poetry, A Retrospective from the Quarterly Review of Literature, ed. Theodore
Weiss and Renee Weiss (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974), p. 125. As
in the case with free verse, most commentators take 114 The dance of the
intellect.

The Dance of the Intellect

Must poetic form be, as Yeats demanded, "full, sphere-like, single, " or can it accommodate the "impurities" Yeats and his Modernist generation found so problematic? Sixty years later, these are still open questions, questions to which Marjorie Perloff addresses herself in the essays collected here. The first group of essays deals with Pound's own poetics as that poetics related to two of his great contemporaries, Stevens and Joyce, as well as to the visual arts of his day. The second group deals with the more technical aspects of verse and prose. In the last four essays, Perloff takes up broader issues, including the current pessimism about the state of poetry, and the work of experimental poets and conceptual poets.

The Dance of Death

... was nothing more than the dog's name , as Sambucus himself declares , whilst
he pays a laudable tribute to the attachment of the faithful companion of his
travels . page are werp , where this artist worked , entitled THE DANCE OF
DEATH , 19.

The Dance of Death


Satan in the Dance Hall

John Roach Straton, Social Dancing, and Morality in 1920s New York City Ralph
G. Giordano. Flappers. and. the. Dance. of. Life. “If we are indifferent to the art of
dancing, we have failed to un— derstand, not merely the supreme manifestation
 ...

Satan in the Dance Hall

Satan in the Dance Hall explores the overwhelming popularity of social dancing and its close relationship to America's rapidly changing society in the 1920s. The book focuses on the fiercely contested debate over the morality of social dancing in New York City, led by moral reformers and religious leaders like Rev. John Roach Straton. Fed by the firm belief that dancing was the leading cause of immorality in New York, Straton and his followers succeeded in enacting municipal regulations on social dancing and moral conduct within the more than 750 public dance halls in New York City. Ralph G. Giordano conveys an easy to read and full picture of life in the Jazz Age, incorporating important events and personalities such as the Flu Epidemic, the Scopes Monkey Trial, Prohibition, Flappers, Gangsters, Texas Guinan, and Charles Lindbergh, while simultaneously describing how social dancing was a hugely prominent cultural phenomenon, one closely intertwined with nearly every aspect of American society fromthe Great War to the Great Depression. With a bibliography, an index, and over 35 photos, Satan in the Dance Hall presents an interdisciplinary study of social dancing in New York City throughout the decade.

The Dance

dance. takes. a. turn. for. the. worse. ilas danced Fawkes over to where the band
was playing handing the microphone to one of the band members. Everyone who
watched was amazed that he'd been able to find the stage as neither Fawkes ...

The Dance


The Dance

My First Love Kristy Cato. The Dance My First Love Kristy Cato The Dance All
Rights Reserved Copyright © 2009 Kristy Cato Title.

The Dance

This story is long overdue and has never been told. "The dance : my first love" offers you, from everyday life, to laughter, sadness. It will make you smile, cry, and most importantly think! Just when you forgot your first love, this book will bring all of those memories back to you. From the innocence of your first kiss to the excitement of the first time that you made love. This book is about two young girls who fall in love in their teens, this relationship Carry's into their late 20s with up's and downs, and surprises along the way. It takes you from the insecurities of a young girl, the confidence of another young girl. They have a love that so strong that only they could tear it apart.

A collection of works illustrative of the Dance of death

Gedruckt zu Dilingen, 162 1, with upwards of 20 very curious wood-cuts, after the
old Block Book, "Ars Moriendi," and a series of small Dance of Death cuts upon
one page. Small 8vo., in the original stamped hogskin binding, with metal clasps,
 ...

A collection of works illustrative of the Dance of death


The Dance

Melanie knew her mother didn't think having a baby was a mistake, too, but she
did harbor a lot of regrets about not continuing to dance. She couldn't forget them,
put them behind her. Her mother loved her, almost too much, Melanie felt.

The Dance

Is there something sinister about Madame Leona’s dance troupe? When Melanie Clark’s best friend, Pauline, dies in a car crash, the police write it off as an accident, but Melanie isn’t so sure. Pauline was acting strange in the weeks before she died, and Melanie believes Pauline’s dance teacher, Madame Leona, may have had something to do with that. In order to learn more about the mysterious hold Madame Leona has on her students, Melanie joins the teacher’s prestigious dance group. She’s determined to find out the truth behind Pauline’s death—no matter what it takes. But as she becomes more involved, Melanie starts to forget why she joined in the first place, falling deeper and deeper under Madame Leona’s spell. Can Melanie escape the woman’s magnetic grip, or has she lost herself forever?