Dancing Through History

Author: Lori Henry
Publisher: Dancing Traveller Publishing
ISBN: 0987689770
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Some people travel to discover a country’s architecture; others to sample its cuisine, or experience its nature. For author Lori Henry, travel is a way to discover a country’s dances. In Dancing Through History, Henry crosses Canada’s vast physical and ethnic terrain to uncover how its various cultures have evolved through their dances. Her coast-to-coast journey takes her to Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, where she witnesses the seldom seen animist dances of the islands’ First Nation people. In the Arctic, Henry partakes in Inuit drum dancing, kept alive by a new generation of Nunavut youth. And in Cape Breton, she uncovers the ancient “step dance” of the once culturally oppressed Gaels of Nova Scotia. During her travels, Henry discovers that dance helps to break down barriers and encourage cooperation between people with a history of injustice. Dance, she finds, can provide key insight into what people value most as a culture, which is often more similar than it seems. It is this kind of understanding that goes beyond our divisive histories and gives us compassion for one another.

Dancing Through History

Author: Joan Cass
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780132043892
Format: PDF
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Setting dance within a cultural context that is both understandable and interesting, this insightful reference captures the true art form of dance and traces the activity of dance as it existed down through the ages and all over the world.Beginning with the origins of dance and moving on to what takes place on Western dance stages today, this volume offers a sweeping overview of primitive, ethnic, and folk dance forms ... examines the major branches of Western dance art including ballet from its inception in 16th century Europe, modern dance, jazz, avant-garde, and the international eclectic contemporary scene ... tracks the repertory, technical training of performers, and creative theory of the many traditions that unify this art form ... includes discussions of significant dancers, their contributions, and the performers that inspired them; the background of period styles; pertinent ideas of major choreographers; capsule biographies of outstanding dance artists; effects of music and design on choreography; national characteristics of dance; the psychology of performers; and coverage on such concepts as Classic, Romantic, and Avant-garde to clarify trends and invoke thought on the Dance Art and society ... and makes many comparisons to current day events. Suitable for anyone involved or interested in dance history.

Dancing in All Ages The History of Dance

Author: Edward Scott
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447494156
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Originally published in 1899, this is a comprehensive study of the art of Dancing throughout history. It goes into great detail about dancing through the ages, including musical notation, right up to the start of the 1900s. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include The Natural and Origin of Dancing Dancing in Ancient Egypt Dances of the Greeks Dancing in Ancient Rome Religious, Mysterious, and Fanatical Elements in Dancing Remarkable Dancing of Later Times The Minuet Modern Dancing

Dancing through the Storms

Author: Bren Gandy-Wilson
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490806822
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Dancing through the Storm focuses on these concepts: You can recognize and resist abuse in relationships. Love can only be expressed properly through knowing God intimately and knowing yourself. A healthy relationship doesn't just happen. It is the fruit resulting from heeding the promptings of the Holy Spirit and applying God's Word in every situation. Marriage is a "God thing," created by God before sin entered the world. A blessed marriage is a synthesis of three not two because Christ is to be the head. Through Christ, you can fully recover from an abusive situation.

Dancing Through Life With Guts Grace Gusto

Author: Sandra Strauss
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 9781600371561
Format: PDF
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Dancing through Life with Guts, Grace & Gusto is a collection of inspiring women's stories on work, on life, on purpose - their rediscoveries and reawakenings for living life in tune with their hearts and sustaining themselves through transitions. It's about embracing change with courage, humor, adventure and wisdom in search of love, happiness, health, wealth and well-being. Recapture your indomitable spirit, then get ready to soar! What every woman needs to dance through all of life's twists, turns, and transitions. Dancing through Life with Guts, Grace & Gusto is both an inspirational resource and instructional guide to fulfill your destiny to: -Attract abundance & manifest your dreams -Sustain yourself through times of transition -Practice safe stress, take time for yourself & laugh out loud -Enjoy supportive relationships -Recognize your ability to create a succulent life -Express yourself as a fully "gustomized" woman "Guts, Grace & Gusto is filled with grand, not giddy, wisdom which can free you from your own boundaries. The authors prove that when life isn't the party you hoped for, it's time to start dancing." - Madelyn Jennings, (Retired) Senior Vice President-Personnel, Gannett Co., Inc., Chair-Executive Committee, The Freedom Forum "Step by magical step, these talented 'walkers on the pathway of challenges' have set forth the equally magical choreography of how every woman can choose to DANCE her way over, beyond and through those very same type of challenges. Be prepared to have your feet moving to the beat of well-being and healthy choices as you read your way through this impressive Dance Class of Life." - Bob Danzig, Former CEO, Hearst Newspapers, Author & ProfessionalSpeaker

Dancing Through Life

Author: Dorothy Dean Stevens
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595484417
Format: PDF
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Internationally traveled and familiar with salons and personalities of the dance world, we find a stroll through the years as Dorothy Dean Stevens gives us glimpses of personal encounters with leading dancers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She begins by tracing her ancestors settling in the west; on through her early years, then to her entrance into the hallowed halls of European Ballet and the continued ties with leading dancers. Early in her life she studied at Cornish School of the Arts and later with Eugene Lorin. Such notables as Adolf Bolm, and Dimitri Romanoff, instructed in her dance studio in Monterey California. Sucessful dancers such as Frank Bourman, and Michael Smuin, who later founded the Smuin Ballet in San Francisco, taught for a time at Dorothy's studio. She also covers the development of the cultural arts, tracing theater and talent that existed in the central California region of the Monterey Peninsula. But there is more to her life than this; travel and adventure, business and pleasure all woven into a tale of her life. Dorothy dances through joys and sorrows to the encore years in which her family, once again, takes the spot light.