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Ancient Egyptian Dances.

Author: Irena Lexová
Publisher: Dover Publications, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dancing was important to the ancient Egyptians. One of the few books available in English on this topic, this carefully researched, profusely illustrated work investigates the origins, nature and role of dance in Egyptian culture. Features 80 figure drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, reliefs, other authentic sources. New introduction. Bibliography.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Irena Lexová
ISBN: 1306358264 9781306358262 9780486148700 048614870X
OCLC Number: 868968360
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: DOVER BOOKS ON EGYPT --
Title Page --
Copyright Page --
Table of Contents --
INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION --
PREFACE. --
I. THE TREATISE --
INTRODUCTION. --
NATURE OF THE MATERIAL AND WORKING METHODS. --
I. --
2. --
3. --
4. --
5. --
6. --
CLASSIFICATION OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DANCES. --
I. THE PURELY MOVEMENTAL DANCE. --
II. THE GYMNASTIC DANCE. --
III. THE IMITATIVE DANCE --
IV. THE PAIR DANCE. --
V. THE GROUP DANCE. --
VI. THE WAR DANCE. --
VII. THE DRAMATIC DANCE. --
VIII. THE LYRICAL DANCE. --
IX. THE GROTESQUE DANCE. --
X. THE FUNERAL DANCE. --
XI. THE RELIGIOUS DANCE. A CATALOG OF SELECTED DOVER BOOKS IN ALL FIELDS OF INTEREST --
DOVER BOOKS ON MUSIC AND MUSIC HISTORY. ACCOMPANIMENTS OF THE DANCE. --
THE DANCE WITH MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. --
THE ELEMENTS OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DANCE. --
I. MOVEMENTS OF THE LEGS. --
II. MOVEMENTS OF THE ARMS. --
III. MOVEMENTS OF THE TRUNK. --
COSTUMES OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WOMEN AND MEN DANCERS. --
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN WOMEN AND MEN DANCERS. --
A. --
B. --
C. --
D. --
E. --
NOTE ON THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART OF DANCING. --
NOTE ON THE EGYPTIAN DANCES, AS PERFORMED BY MODERN WOMEN DANCERS. --
SUPPLEMENT --
BIBLIOGRAPHY. --
II. SKETCHES --
LIST OF PICTURES AND THEIR ORIGIN.

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Dancing was important to the ancient Egyptians. One of the few books available in English on this topic, this carefully researched, profusely illustrated work investigates the origins, nature and role of dance in Egyptian culture. Features 80 figure drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, reliefs, other authentic sources. New introduction. Bibliography.

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