Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection

Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection


Author : E. A. Wallis Budge
Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN : 0486143554
Pages : 464 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (486 users)

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Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.


A Time to Dance

A Time to Dance


Author : Margaret Fisk Taylor
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1608991318
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (68 users)

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In her new book, A Time to Dance, Margaret Fisk Taylor recreates the exciting religious response her country-wide "symbolic movement" workshops have engendered in children, young people, and adults.First of all, A Time to Dance is a "how to" book. It tells, graphically and step-by-step, how to be a leader of a dance choir, how many members there should be, what kind of robes to wear, and, trickiest of all, how to get men and boys to join the group. There are descriptions of dance dramas, processions, narrative outlines and special programs for religious holidays.A fascinating section on the history of religious dance begins with the biblical "David danced before the Lord with all his might," and continues through the early Christian church and the medieval miracle and mystery plays.A third section brings to life the renaissance of dance movement in twentieth century religious worship.


The Dance of Death...

The Dance of Death...


Author : Francis DOUCE
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Pages : 408 pages
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The Dance of Death

The Dance of Death


Author : Francis Douce
Publisher : Good Press
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Pages : 3387 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (46 users)

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"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.


Holbein's Dance of Death Exhibited in Elegant Engravings on Wood

Holbein's Dance of Death Exhibited in Elegant Engravings on Wood


Author : Hans Holbein
Publisher :
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Pages : 598 pages
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The Dance of Death Exhibited in Elegant Engravings on Wood

The Dance of Death Exhibited in Elegant Engravings on Wood


Author : Francis Douce
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Pages : 410 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment

The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment


Author : Mark Franko
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0199314217
Pages : 904 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

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The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment brings together a cross-section of artists and scholars engaged with the phenomenon of reenactment in dance from a practical and theoretical standpoint. Synthesizing myriad views on danced reenactment and the manner in which this branch of choreographic performance intersects with important cultural concerns around appropriation this Handbook addresses originality, plagiarism, historicity, and spatiality as it relates to cultural geography. Others topics treated include transmission as a heuristic device, the notion of the archive as it relates to dance and as it is frequently contrasted with embodied cultural memory, pedagogy, theory of history, reconstruction as a methodology, testimony and witnessing, theories of history as narrative and the impact of dance on modernist literature, and relations of reenactment to historical knowledge and new media.


Mr. B

Mr. B


Author : Jennifer Homans
Publisher : Granta Books
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ISBN : 1847087744
Pages : 784 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

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Balanchine's radical approach to choreography reinvented the art of dance and his richly evocative ballets made him a lasting legend. Today, nearly thirty years after his death, the man is still so revered that the mysteries of his biography are often overlooked. Who was George Balanchine? Born in Russia under the last Czar, Balanchine experienced the upheavals of World War One, the Russian Revolution, exile, World War Two and the cultural Cold War; he was part of the Russian modernist moment, a key player in Paris in the 1920s, and in New York he revolutionized ballet, pressing it to the forefront of modernism and making it serious and popular art. His influences were myriad. He considered himself Georgian, yet he did not step foot in his ancestral homeland until he was in his fifties. He was deeply influenced by the cold grandeur and sensuous beauty of the Orthodox Church, but equally absorbed by the new rhythms and dance steps coming out of Harlem in the 1930s. He collaborated broadly, with figures like Diaghilev and Stravinsky. A man of muses, Balanchine was married five times, always to young dancers, and consumed by many other loves in between. The difficulties of his life - personal losses, bouts of ill health, debilitating loneliness and dark moods of despair - resonate in his dances, which speak so poignantly of love and loss, and yet the full implications for his art remain unexplored. Now for the first time we look beyond the myth of 'Mr B' - the mask which Balanchine himself helped to create - to see 'Mr B' the man.


Dance and Dancers

Dance and Dancers


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Pages : 1030 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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A Sense of Dance

A Sense of Dance


Author : Constance A. Schrader
Publisher : Human Kinetics
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ISBN : 9780736051897
Pages : 220 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (51 users)

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This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.


The Truth Dancer

The Truth Dancer


Author : Florian Armas
Publisher : Florian Armaselu
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ISBN : 0993977251
Pages : pages
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An ancient evil is reborn, ready to claim what it lost, hundreds of years ago, in the Great Dominion War. The Death Dancers are its instruments of control – men with immense mental powers able to spread disaster through the world. Elise is a Truth Dancer, one of the few women able to fight a Death Dancer. Still young, she has much to learn about how to use her mind against the darkness, but she is a fighter. The King of Satmar has been killed , and the kingdom is in disarray. Laval, the heir of the throne, is only sixteen years old and has to maneuver between the various factions at the court, which keep him alive only because none of them is strong enough to seize power for themselves.In order to survive, he must bond with a norval, a mythical creature, and become a Guardian of the Realm and protector of the Truth Dancers, but his road will be long and dangerous. Embark on a journey of self-discovery and political upheaval as Elise and Laval take their first steps along the path of love, honor, magic and war.



The New York Times Dance Reviews 2000

The New York Times Dance Reviews 2000


Author : New York Times Staff
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 9781579580599
Pages : 540 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (58 users)

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.


Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States

Researching Secular Music and Dance in the Early United States


Author : Laura Lohman
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000388956
Pages : 228 pages
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This book provides a practical introduction to researching and performing early Anglo-American secular music and dance with attention to their place in society. Supporting growing interest among scholars and performers spanning numerous disciplines, this book contributes quality new scholarship to spur further research on this overshadowed period of American music and dance. Organized in three parts, the chapters offer methodological and interpretative guidance and model varied approaches to contemporary scholarship. The first part introduces important bibliographic tools and models their use in focused examinations of individual objects of material musical culture. The second part illustrates methods of situating dance and its music in early American society as relevant to scholars working in multiple disciplines. The third part examines contemporary performance of early American music and dance from three distinct perspectives ranging from ethnomusicological fieldwork and phenomenology to the theatrical stage. Dedicated to scholar Kate Van Winkle Keller, this volume builds on her legacy of foundational contributions to the study of early American secular music, dance, and society. It provides an essential resource for all those researching and performing music and dance from the revolutionary era through the early nineteenth century.


Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits

Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits


Author : Alfred Cort Haddon
Publisher : CUP Archive
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Pages : 490 pages
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Describes and analyses the social customs and organization of the Western Torres Strait Islanders; myths and folk-tales, nature myths; genealogies of Mabuiag; social and place related aspects of totemism, Yam, Saibai; magic connected with turtle fishing, initiation and funeral ceremonies at Pulu; initiation at Kiwai, Cape York and Muralug; land tenure and inheritance at Mabuiag; trade between Moa, Yam, Saibai, Pacific Islands; religion in Pacific Islands, Thursday Island, Torres Strait; cult of Kwoiam; warfare between Mabuiag men and the men of Moa; marriage, courtship, in Muralug.


Gods, Goddesses, And Mythology

Gods, Goddesses, And Mythology


Author : C. Scott Littleton
Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
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ISBN : 9780761475590
Pages : 148 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (475 users)

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More than three hundred alphabetically arranged entries cover mythological beings, themes, and deities from around the world.


The Dance of Death and the Macabre Spirit in European Literature

The Dance of Death and the Macabre Spirit in European Literature


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Publisher : Slatkine
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Pages : 316 pages
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