The Dancing Goddesses  Folklore  Archaeology  and the Origins of European Dance Book PDF

The Dancing Goddesses Folklore Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance

  • Author : Elizabeth Wayland Barber
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-02-11
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780393089219

The Dancing Goddesses Folklore Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance Book Description :

A fascinating exploration of an ancient system of beliefs and its links to the evolution of dance. From southern Greece to northern Russia, people have long believed in female spirits, bringers of fertility, who spend their nights and days dancing in the fields and forests. So appealing were these spirit-maidens that they also took up residence in nineteenth-century Romantic literature. Archaeologist and linguist by profession, folk dancer by avocation, Elizabeth Wayland Barber has sleuthed through ethnographic lore and archaeological reports of east and southeast Europe, translating enchanting folktales about these “dancing goddesses” as well as eyewitness accounts of traditional rituals—texts that offer new perspectives on dance in agrarian society. She then traces these goddesses and their dances back through the Romans and Greeks to the first farmers of Europe. Along the way, she locates the origins of many customs, including coloring Easter eggs and throwing rice at the bride. The result is a detective story like no other and a joyful reminder of the human need to dance.

Tap Dancing Book PDF

Tap Dancing

  • Author : Karen Marie Graves
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2007-08
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1429601248

Tap Dancing Book Description :

"Describes tap dance, including history, training, moves, and performance"--Provided by publisher.

Dancing Shoes Book PDF

Dancing Shoes

  • Author : Noel Streatfeild
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780525581505

Dancing Shoes Book Description :

A beautiful gift edition of the beloved classic about two orphan sisters and their newfound love of theater and dance. After losing their mother, Rachel and her adopted sister Hilary move in with their aunt, Cora Wintle. Cora runs a dancing school in London, and she thinks that Hilary would be perfect for her dancing troupe, Wintle's Little Wonders! The only problem is that Hilary might be as good as Cora's own precious daughter, Dulcie. Still, Cora is determined to make sulky Rachel and sprightly Hilary members of her dance troupe. But Rachel doesn't want to be a Little Wonder! She can't dance and feels silly in her the ruffly costume. Nothing seems to be going as planned, until Rachel discovers her talent for acting. . . . This classic children's book is perfect for kids who dream of being on stage, whether it be dancing or acting. And don't miss the other classic Noel Streatfeild titles, Ballet Shoes, Skating Shoes, and Theater Shoes!

Ballroom Dancing Book PDF

Ballroom Dancing

  • Author : Alex Moore
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781408109335

Ballroom Dancing Book Description :

A guide to ballroom dancing. It includes all the main ballroom dances, along with versions of most dances approved for championships. There are diagrams showing every step from both the male and female perspective. This tenth edition is revised and updated.

Dirty Dancing Book PDF

Dirty Dancing

  • Author : Rachela Colosi
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-09-25
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN : 9781351569408

Dirty Dancing Book Description :

Based on ethnographic research conducted in 'Starlets', a lap-dancing club in the North of England, this book delves into what is often seen as the 'deviant', and 'stigmatized' world of lap-dancing. As well as the relationships between dancers, the author offers a unique insider's account of lap-dancing club culture, having worked as a lap-dancer both prior to, and during, the study. The book tells a fascinating tale of the author's experiences working as a lap dancer and the insights this has provided. This book projects a textured picture of working, socializing and living as a lap-dancer by following the dancer from the beginning of her career, to her eventual exit; providing a fluid and comprehensive examination of the occupation of lap-dancing. As well as building on the popular themes of 'dancer motivation', 'dancer exploitation/empowerment' and risk already embedded in existing literature, this book also offers completely new insight into this industry by drawing attention to the occupational subculture of which lap-dancers at 'Starlets' were found to be a part. This book is recommended for anyone studying or researching in this field.

Dancing Jacobins Book PDF

Dancing Jacobins

  • Author : Rafael Sánchez
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780823263677

Dancing Jacobins Book Description :

Since independence from Spain, a trope has remained pervasive in Latin America’s republican imaginary: that of an endless antagonism pitting civilization against barbarism as irreconcilable poles within which a nation’s life unfolds. This book apprehends that trope not just as the phantasmatic projection of postcolonial elites fearful of the popular sectors but also as a symptom of a stubborn historical predicament: the cyclical insistence with which the subaltern populations menacingly return to the nation’s public spaces in the form of crowds. Focused on Venezuela but relevant to the rest of Latin America, and drawing on a rich theoretical literature including authors like Derrida, Foucault, Lacoue-Labarthe, Nancy, Lyotard, Laclau, Taussig, and others, Dancing Jacobins is a genealogical investigation of the intrinsically populist “monumental governmentality” that in response to this predicament began to take shape in that nation at the time of independence. Informed by a Bolivarian political theology, the nation’s representatives, or “dancing Jacobins,” recursively draw on the repertoire of busts, portraits, and equestrian statues of national heroes scattered across Venezuela in a montage of monuments and dancing—or universal and particular. They monumentalize themselves on the stage of the polity as a ponderously statuesque yet occasionally riotous reflection of the nation’s general will. To this day, the nervous oscillation between crowds and peoplehood intrinsic to this form of government has inflected the republic’s institutions and constructs, from the sovereign “people” to the nation’s heroic imaginary, its constitutional texts, representative figures, parliamentary structures, and, not least, its army. Through this movement of collection and dispersion, these institutions are at all times haunted and imbued from within by the crowds they otherwise set out to mold, enframe, and address.

Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing Book PDF

Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing

  • Author : John G. Gibson
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2017-07-04
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780773550612

Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing Book Description :

The step-dancing of the Scotch Gaels in Nova Scotia is the last living example of a form of dance that waned following the great emigrations to Canada that ended in 1845. The Scotch Gael has been reported as loving dance, but step-dancing in Scotland had all but disappeared by 1945. One must look to Gaelic Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Antigonish County, to find this tradition. Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing, the first study of its kind, gives this art form and the people and culture associated with it the prominence they have long deserved. Gaelic Scotland’s cultural record is by and large pre-literate, and references to dance have had to be sought in Gaelic songs, many of which were transcribed on paper by those who knew their culture might be lost with the decline of their language. The improved Scottish culture depended proudly on the teaching of dancing and the literate learning and transmission of music in accompaniment. Relying on fieldwork in Nova Scotia, and on mentions of dance in Gaelic song and verse in Scotland and Nova Scotia, John Gibson traces the historical roots of step-dancing, particularly the older forms of dancing originating in the Gaelic–speaking Scottish Highlands. He also places the current tradition as a development and part of the much larger British and European percussive dance tradition. With insight collected through written sources, tales, songs, manuscripts, book references, interviews, and conversations, Gaelic Cape Breton Step-Dancing brings an important aspect of Gaelic history to the forefront of cultural debate.

Dancing Through It Book PDF

Dancing Through It

  • Author : Jenifer Ringer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-20
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780698151505

Dancing Through It Book Description :

“A glimpse into the fragile psyche of a dancer.” —The Washington Post Jenifer Ringer, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, was thrust into the headlines after her weight was commented on by a New York Times critic, and her response ignited a public dialogue about dance and weight. Ballet aficionados and aspiring performers of all ages will want to join Ringer behind the scenes as she shares her journey from student to star and candidly discusses both her struggle with an eating disorder and the media storm that erupted after the Times review. An unusually upbeat account of life on the stage, Dancing Through It is also a coming-of-age story and an inspiring memoir of faith and of triumph over the body issues that torment all too many women and men.

The Dancing Porch Book PDF

The Dancing Porch

  • Author : Harry Adams
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2009-07
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781438992013

The Dancing Porch Book Description :

The dancing porch on the Victorian home owned by the Schultz family in Fort Myers, Florida, played a big part of Hank's life with their daughter Kate Schultz, the love of hisl life. While at college Savannah, looking remarkably like Kate, became Hank's second love. Hank's career as an executive for HoneyS, a restaurant chain, takes many twists and turns as he discovers a crime syndicate owns the company. Charley Cohen, a psychopathic family member of the crime syndicate, plots to manipulate Hank to ensure business failure and personal tragedy. Their lives became entwined in a triangle of love, jealousy, and deceit. Kate's untimely disappearance remains a mystery to Hank until an unexpected event with Savannah reveals the real truth.

Dancing Genius Book PDF

Dancing Genius

  • Author : Hanna Järvinen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-05-28
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9781137407733

Dancing Genius Book Description :

Tracing the historical figure of Vaslav Nijinsky in contemporary documents and later reminiscences, Dancing Genius opens up questions about authorship in dance, about critical evaluation of performance practice, and the manner in which past events are turned into history.

Dancing Through Life Book PDF

Dancing Through Life

  • Author : Allen T. Brown
  • Publisher : Greenleaf Book Group
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 9781626347021

Dancing Through Life Book Description :

Live your life to the fullest In Dancing through Life, Allen Brown offers his unique perspective: All life starts with the question Wouldn’t it be great if . . .? Allen believes that a true, authentic life begins with this simple question because it signals an awakening to the possibility of more. We can be more than we think we are, and we can do more than we think we’re capable of doing. And the sense of wonder and possibility contained in Wouldn’t it be great if . . .? isn’t just for the young. It’s for everyone! This book will inspire you to start living the lives you’ve always wanted to live. The author offers his advice on such topics as— • trusting your intuition • broadening your horizons and getting out of your comfort zone • understanding the power of your own thoughts • adopting a growth mind-set • setting and achieving goals An entrepreneur and self-made millionaire, Allen became an amateur ballroom dancing champion in his mid-eighties. Through the insight he provides in Dancing through Life, you will be reminded that if the music is playing, you should be dancing. We only have one life, and we should live it with gusto!

Dancing Jewish Book PDF

Dancing Jewish

  • Author : Rebecca Rossen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 9780199791774

Dancing Jewish Book Description :

While Jews are commonly referred to as the "people of the book," American Jewish choreographers have consistently turned to dance as a means to articulate personal and collective identities; tangle with stereotypes; advance social and political agendas; and imagine new possibilities for themselves as individuals, artists, and Jews. Dancing Jewish delineates this rich history, demonstrating that Jewish choreographers have not only been vital contributors to American modern and postmodern dance, but that they have also played a critical and unacknowledged role in the history of Jews in the United States. By examining the role dance has played in the struggle between Jewish identification and integration into American life, the book moves across disciplinary boundaries to show how cultural identity, nationality, ethnicity, and gender are formed and performed through the body and its motions. A dancer and choreographer, as well as an historian, Rebecca Rossen offers evocative analyses of dances while asserting the importance of embodied methodologies to academic research. Featuring over fifty images, a companion website, and key works from 1930 to 2005 by a wide range of artists-including David Dorfman, Dan Froot, David Gordon, Hadassah, Margaret Jenkins, Pauline Koner, Dvora Lapson, Liz Lerman, Sophie Maslow, Anna Sokolow, and Benjamin Zemach-Dancing Jewish offers a comprehensive framework for interpreting performance and establishes dance as a crucial site in which American Jews have grappled with cultural belonging, personal and collective histories, and the values that bind and pull them apart.

Dancing Revelations Book PDF

Dancing Revelations

  • Author : Thomas DeFrantz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Music
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0195154193

Dancing Revelations Book Description :

Chronicles the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre's journey from small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African-American culture. This book charts the troupe's rise to national and international renown, and contextualizes its progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century.

Dancing in Chains Book PDF

Dancing in Chains

  • Author : Rodney D. Olsen
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1992-12-01
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780814761786

Dancing in Chains Book Description :

In Whiteness Visible, Valerie Babb investigates the history, values, rituals, and shared consciousness that created whiteness in the United States, as well as the representations that sustain its influence on both cultural and literary vision. Babb formulates an understanding of whiteness by tracing its literary and cultural evolution, enlisting diverse sources from, among others, the Han dynasty, Aristotle's Politica, and excerpts from the recollections of white indentured servants. Babb's textual analysis begins by surveying the construction of whiteness in early American writings and material culture, and continues through literature of the nineteenth century, surveying whiteness in texts commonly acknowledged as standards in U.S. literature--The Last of the Mohicans and Moby Dick. She then investigates representations of whiteness in a variety of late- nineteenth and early-twentieth century cultural creations, among them immigrant autobiographies, World's Fair expositions, and etiquette books. Babb convincingly illustrates the ways in which a variety of cultural creations combine to help shape the concept of universal whiteness. Whiteness Visible boldly claims that we can only understand the full significance of race and the ways in which it influences cultural understanding and cultural creation in the United States when we interrogate whiteness and make it visible.

Autumn s Dancing Leaves Book PDF

Autumn s Dancing Leaves

  • Author : Ralph Hunter
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 1999-03-01
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9781453518793

Autumn s Dancing Leaves Book Description :

Eddie didn't favor anyone in his family. Fair, blonde, and green-eyed, he stood in sharp contrast to the other darker-complected, dark-haired, blue-eyed members. The difference created a rift in the family fabric and his mother singled him out for abuse, irrationally holding him responsible for the family's turmoil. Little Eddie struggled with the severity of his maltreatment but, by age eleven, could no longer handle the circumstances of his life. He decided his only escape would be to die, that by conscious will, he could simply resolve to give up life and cease to exist. Eddie's mind, alerted to his decision, and believing the ultimate goal for any entity was to continue, regardless of form or quality of life, was determined to survive. Panicked at the threat of cessation, his mind made a desperate decision -- it fractured his personality and created Randy from traits that had been repressed in Eddie. Randy, a tough, defiant individual, was created to bring new energy, new life, and stand in defense of the defeated, accepting Eddie. Rising to the challenge, he accepted the responsibility of his creation and was fiercely focused to protecting Eddie while endeavoring to create new circumstances for the life they shared. Randy was proud of his efforts to save Eddie. He knew he was Eddie's paladin, his champion, created for a noble purpose -- to bring Eddie back from the brink of oblivion. After many struggles, Randy's efforts appeared to be successful and the mind considered the possibility of enjoying the existence he'd insured. It pondered the idea of Eddie being involved with the world, rather than merely persisting through the time allotted for the life. Aware of Eddie's inability to interact with the world around him, the mind again fractured the personality creating Jesse, a new facet, an aesthetic personality, focused to tender feelings of love and friendship -- and aspects which determine quality of life. Jesse felt he was created to experience emotions and

Dancing Book PDF


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre : Dance
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 0920251021

Dancing Book Description :

Moving History Dancing Cultures Book PDF

Moving History Dancing Cultures

  • Author : Ann Dils
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-10-19
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9780819564139

Moving History Dancing Cultures Book Description :

A comprehensive and multifaceted anthology of dance history -- ideal for the classroom.

The Dancing Warrior Bride  Book PDF

The Dancing Warrior Bride

  • Author : Karen S. Lightfoot
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2011-07-28
  • Genre : Art
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1456757164

The Dancing Warrior Bride Book Description :

The Dancing Warrior Bride! is a book on spiritual alignment for those who desire to minister in the arts. It is not for the faint or weakhearted, but for those who dare to be sharpened and challenged by the Word of God so one can operate in a “spirit of excellence” that takes you “beyond the dance”. Special training emphasis on how to minister in the anointing by applying spiritual disciplines, walking in purity, holiness and the fear of the Lord are all included in this life changing arts course. You will quickly discover that “the dance” is the very last thing God requires of the movement artist. Some of the training topics that will be covered are: -Preparing for War, Introduction to Dance -Building Team Unity -Spiritual Requirements for the Dancer -The Ministry of Dance and the Prophetic -Priestly Garments -Weapons of War! (Dance, Tambourines, Flags, Streamers etc) -Pantomime/Mime -Evangelism and the Arts -Conditioning the Temple of God through Fitness and Nutrition and much more! God is raising up and calling forth a worship warrior Bride to make an impact in this generation. It’s time to enlist...HE WANTS YOU! But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.... 1 Corinthians 1:27

Dancing Dinos Book PDF

Dancing Dinos

  • Author : Sally Lucas
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780307262004

Dancing Dinos Book Description :

Dinosaurs dance out of the book that a boy is reading and head for mischief.