The Dancing Goddesses Folklore Archaeology and the Origins of European Dance

The Dancing Goddesses  Folklore  Archaeology  and the Origins of European Dance
Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-02-11
ISBN 10: 0393089215
ISBN 13: 9780393089219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Dancing to Transform

Dancing to Transform
Author: Emily Wright
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-07-10
ISBN 10: 1789383285
ISBN 13: 9781789383287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing to Transform Book Review:

In response to a scarcity of writings on the intersections between dance and Christianity, Dancing to Transform examines the religious lives of American Christians who, despite the historically tenuous place of dance within Christianity, are also professional dancers. Emily Wright details how these dancing Christians transform what they perceive as secular professional by transforming concert dance into different kinds of religious practices in order to express individual and communal religious identities. Through a multi-site, qualitative study of four professional dance companies, Wright explores how religious and artistic commitments, everyday lived experience and varied performance contexts influence and shape the approaches of Christian professional dancers to creating, transforming and performing dance. Subsequently, this book provides readers with a greater awareness and appreciation for the complex interactions between American Christianity and dance. This study, in turn, delivers audiences a richer, more nuanced picture of the complex histories of these Christian, dancing communities and offers more fruitful readings of their choreographic productions.

Moving History Dancing Cultures

Moving History Dancing Cultures
Author: Ann Dils,Ann Cooper Albright
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2001-10-19
ISBN 10: 0819564133
ISBN 13: 9780819564139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving History Dancing Cultures Book Review:

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

Dancing with Jesus

Dancing with Jesus
Author: Sam Stall
Publsiher: Running Press Adult
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 9780762444144
ISBN 13: 0762444142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing with Jesus Book Review:

Are you cursed with two left feet? Are your dance moves unrighteous? Do you refrain from getting down lest others judge you cruelly? Fear not. Salvation is at hand. Singing hymns of praise is standard practice-now it's time to set your feet a-tapping with a collection of original dance moves inspired by Jesus and the likes of Moses and John the Baptist. Dances include: the Water Walk, the Temptation Tango, the Judas Hustle, and The Apostolic Conga. Each dance move is outlined with: how to, inspiration, and an illustration. Slyly irreverent but ultimately festive, Dancing with Jesus is illustrated in full color. Best of all, two of the dances are animated for full effect by a lenticular cover and last-spread finale, making this a truly one-of-a-kind novelty item! As the Bible says in Ecclesiastes, there is, "A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, a time to dance."

Dancing Feet

Dancing Feet
Author: Lindsey Craig
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307930815
ISBN 13: 9780307930811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Feet Book Review:

Easy-to-read, rhyming text depicts different animals dancing. On board pages.

Silent Dancing

Silent Dancing
Author: Judith Ortiz Cofer
Publsiher: Arte Publico Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1991-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781611920307
ISBN 13: 1611920302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dancing with Max

Dancing with Max
Author: Emily Colson
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2010-09-07
ISBN 10: 031041248X
ISBN 13: 9780310412489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing with Max Book Review:

Meet a remarkable young man. Max doesn’t communicate like we do. But he communicates better than we do about the most important things. Max doesn’t think like we do. But his actions reflect deep spiritual truths. With candor and wit, Emily Colson shares about her personal battles and heartbreak when, as a suddenly single mother, she discovers her only child has autism. Emily illuminates the page with imagery—making you laugh, making you cry, inspiring you to face your own challenges. Chuck Colson, in his most personal writing since Born Again, speaks as a father and grandfather. It is a tender side Max brings out of his grandfather, a side some haven’t seen. As Emily recalls her experiences, we discover that Max’s disability does not so much define who he is, but reveals who we are. Dancing with Max is not a fairy tale with a magical ending. It’s a real life story of grace and second chances and fresh starts in spite of life’s hardest problems. And Max? Max will make you fall in love with life all over again, leaving you dancing with joy.

Tap Dancing

Tap Dancing
Author: Karen Marie Graves
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2007-08
ISBN 10: 9781429601245
ISBN 13: 1429601248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tap Dancing Book Review:

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

Dancing Protein Clouds Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology

Dancing Protein Clouds  Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology
Author: Vladimir Uversky
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2019-09-15
ISBN 10: 012816851X
ISBN 13: 9780128168516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Protein Clouds Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in the Norm and Pathology Book Review:

"Dancing protein clouds: Intrinsically disordered proteins in the norm and pathology" represents a set of selected studies on a variety of research topics related to intrinsically disordered proteins. Topics in this update include structural and functional characterization of several important intrinsically disordered proteins, such as 14-3-3 proteins and their partners, as well as proteins from muscle sarcomere; representation of intrinsic disorder-related concept of protein structure-function continuum; discussion of the role of intrinsic disorder in phenotypic switching; consideration of the role of intrinsically disordered proteins in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer; discussion of the roles of intrinsic disorder in functional amyloids; demonstration of the usefulness of the analysis of translational diffusion of unfolded and intrinsically disordered proteins; consideration of various computational tools for evaluation of functions of intrinsically disordered regions; and discussion of the role of shear stress in the amyloid formation of intrinsically disordered regions in the brain. Provides some recent studies on the intrinsically disordered proteins and their functions, as well as on the involvement of intrinsically disordered proteins in pthogenesis of various diseases Contains numerous illustrative materials (color figures, diagrams, and tables) to help the readers to delve in the information provided Includes contributions from recognized experts in the field

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing
Author: Thomas Hillgrove
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1864
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433011367319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Complete Practical Guide to the Art of Dancing Book Review:

New York dancing master Hillgrove acknowledges that he has "availed himself of all the books from which he might elicit any valuable information." Indeed, very little of the manual is original. Divided into six parts, Hillgrove discusses the benefits of dance, dress, deportment and etiquette in the ballroom and the supper room. The second part focuses on bows and courtesies, positions of the feet, and provides exercises for the feet and legs. The third and fourth parts discuss the quadrille and provide many figures. The fifth part is devoted to round dances such as the waltz, polka, schottisch, galop, and polka mazurka. The last section focuses on more quadrille figures and other group dances such as the "Virginia Reel," "Money Musk," and College Hornpipe.

Reading Dancing

Reading Dancing
Author: Susan Leigh Foster
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780520063334
ISBN 13: 0520063333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Dancing Book Review:

Suggests a new theory of dance, describes four models for representation in dance, and discusses the work of modern choreographers, including Balanchine, Graham, and Tharp

Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing

Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing
Author: John G. Gibson
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 0773550615
ISBN 13: 9780773550612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaelic Cape Breton Step Dancing Book Review:

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

Dancing Through It
Author: Jenifer Ringer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-02-20
ISBN 10: 069815150X
ISBN 13: 9780698151505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Through It Book Review:

“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.

Dancing with Dragons

Dancing with Dragons
Author: Moni Lai Storz
Publsiher: Global Business Strategies
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0957763107
ISBN 13: 9780957763104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing with Dragons Book Review:

The Chopsticks people of Asia remain a frustrating challenge for most of us competing in the global marketplace. Using ‘silence’ as a language and the bamboo mind as a weapon for negotiations, who are the Chopsticks people? Forming nearly a third of the world’s population, they are the Chopsticks users: Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Vietnamese. How can we best understand them for global business? How do we communicate and negotiate with them successfully? How do we manage and work with them more easily? How do we sell and market to these people more effectively? In Dancing with Dragons, Dr Moni Lai Storz takes as her starting point the spiritual beliefs of these people and reveals how these shape the unconscious psyche and culture of the Chopsticks people. From this framework, she arrives at ways of doing business with them more effectively and successfully. Being a global nomad and also a Chopsticks person herself, she discloses the secrets behind the ‘dance of the dragons’ when dealing with these Chopsticks people. This book shows the global nomad how to cross cultures with ease and confidence. Dr Storz provides a foundation for understanding these Chopsticks people and offers tools and useful tips for global nomads working in Chopsticks cultures. Refreshingly easy to read, this book also has case studies of global nomads and their families living and working in this challenging environment. This is a book every executive should read and keep in their briefcase for reference when flying to their next global appointment.

The Dancing Porch

The Dancing Porch
Author: Harry Adams
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-07
ISBN 10: 1438992017
ISBN 13: 9781438992013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dancing Porch Book Review:

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.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
Author: Rachela Colosi
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 1351569406
ISBN 13: 9781351569408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dirty Dancing Book Review:

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 Girls

Dancing Girls
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1451686846
ISBN 13: 9781451686845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Girls Book Review:

This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Her men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms, different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one of the most important writers in English today.

Dancing Boys

Dancing Boys
Author: Zihao Li
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-11-14
ISBN 10: 1442617462
ISBN 13: 9781442617469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Boys Book Review:

The challenges that young women go through in order to be successful in the world of dance are well known. However, little is known about the experiences of young men who choose to take dance classes in non-professional settings. Dancing Boys is one of the first scholarly works to demystify the largely unknown challenges of adolescent males in dance. Through an ethnographic study of sixty-two adolescent male students, Zihao Li captures the authentic stories and experiences of boys participating in dance classes in a public high school in Toronto. Accompanied by the boys’ artwork and photographs and supported by a documentary-style video, the study explores their motivations for dancing, their reflections on masculinity and gender, and the internal and external factors that impact their decisions to continue to dance professionally or in informal settings. With the author’s reflections on his own journey as a professional dancer woven throughout, Dancing Boys will spark discussion on how and why educators can engage adolescent males in dance.

Dancing Jewish

Dancing Jewish
Author: Rebecca Rossen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199791775
ISBN 13: 9780199791774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dancing Jewish Book Review:

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.

Europe Dancing

Europe Dancing
Author: Andrée Grau,Stephanie Jordan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780415171021
ISBN 13: 0415171024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe Dancing Book Review:

Europe Dancing examines the theatre dance cultures that have developed in Europe since the Second World War. Nine countries are represented in this unique collaboration between European dance scholars. The contributors chart the post-war development of the art form and discuss the outside influences that have shaped it. The book explores: questions of identity within individual European countries, and in relation to the USA, the East/West cultural division, the development of state subsidy for dance, the rise of contemporary dance as an 'alternative' genre, the implications for dance of political, economic and social change. At-a-glance historical charts trace significant dance, arts and political events in each country. Never before has this information been gathered together in one place. Europe Dancing is essential reading for everyone interested in dance and in its growth and development in recent years.