SACRED DANCE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

SACRED DANCE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Editorial:
DOVER
Materia
DANZA, BALLET, BAILE
ISBN:
978-0-486-42494-1
Páginas:
234
12,15 €
IVA incluido

This intriguing work surveys a widespread rite of old, practiced during initiations, puberty, marriages, burials, and other major events of life. Relying on ornamental artwork on pottery and on ancient inscriptions and literature, the author examines, among other topics, Old Testament terms for "dancing," and forms of musical accompaniment in the time of the Hebrews; the sacred processional dance, performed by Hittites, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and other peoples; the ritual dance around sacred objects; and sacred dances performed during harvests and other festivals. Students of bygone civilizations, dancers, choreographers, and anyone interested in the history of this age-old art form will find this text of immense value....

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