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|Named Person:||Ruth St Denis; Ruth St Denis|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Ruth St Denis; Kamae A Miller
|Description:||viii, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Editor's note and acknowledgments --
Short biographical essay --
Section I: The Divine Dance. "Preface for the dance book." Spiritual understanding ans realization ; The body as an instrument of spiritual being ; The divine dance ; Performance of the divine dance: Communion with nature, Solo dance, Group dance ; The relation of divine dance to sacred ritual ; The herald of a finer humanity : manifesting the Christ ; The dance of the future --
Section II: Talks and Lectures. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival : August 29, 1949 ; A series of lectures presented at the Society of Spiritual Arts in New York City on the general theme: Dance as worship (March 1936) --
Section III. Poetry. 1. Embodied woman as divine ; 2. Dancing the divine dance, 3. The body as a spiritual messenger, 4. Poems that inspired dances --
A series of drawings by Ruth Harwood --
Section IV. Other Writings. I would build a temple of the dance ; I demand of the dance ; Dance and divine dance : an esoteric credo ; I dance the divine dance ; Society of Spiritual Arts ; Credo for the rhythmic choir ; Fixed and standard principles for religious dance ; Stabilization of the dance ; The symbolism of colors ; Radha: delirium of the senses ; Dancer at the altar ; Alternate preface for "The divine dance: ; Last chapter of "The divine dance" --
Appendices. A. Selections from An unfinished life ; B. Bibliography of Miss Ruth's "Constant companions."
|Responsibility:||edited and with an introduction by Kamae A Miller.|