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Ancient Egyptian Dances

by Irena Lexová Dover Publications (December 03, 2012)

One of the few books in English on the topic investigates origins, nature, role of dance in ancient Egypt. 80 drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, other sources. New introduction. Bibliography....


Grandmother's Secrets: The Ancient Rituals and Healing Power of Belly Dancing

by Rosina-Fawzia Al-Rawi & Monique Arav Interlink Books (November 15, 2012)

"Come, sit by me," says Grandmother. "Take this chalk in your hand. Now draw a dot and concentrate all your energy into this one dot. It is the beginning and the end, the navel of the world."

So Fawzia Al-Rawi...


Salpuri-Chum, A Korean Dance for Expelling Evil Spirits

by Eun-Joo Lee & Yong-Shin Kim Hamilton Books (March 07, 2017)

This book is a study of Salpuri-Chum, a traditional Korean dance for expelling evil spirits. The authors explore the origins and practice of Salpuri-Chum. The ancient Korean people viewed their misfortunes as...


Balinese Dance, Drama & Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali

by I Wayan Dibia, Rucina Ballinger & Barbara Anello Tuttle Publishing (November 27, 2012)

Bali has long been known for its deep spirituality and extraordinary artistic heritage.

The dances, dramas, puppetry and music of Bali are more than icons for the island; they are part and parcel of life—as...


In Search of Legitimacy: How Outsiders Become Part of the Afro-Brazilian Capoeira Tradition

by Lauren Miller Griffith Berghahn Books (January 01, 2016)

Every year, countless young adults from affluent, Western nations travel to Brazil to train in capoeira, the dance/martial art form that is one of the most visible strands of the Afro-Brazilian cultural tradition....


Turning the Tune: Traditional Music, Tourism, and Social Change in an Irish Village

by Adam Kaul Berghahn Books (November 01, 2009)

The last century has seen radical social changes in Ireland, which have impacted all aspects of local life but none more so than traditional Irish music, an increasingly important identity marker both in Ireland...