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Weird dance : curious and bizarre dancing trivia

Author: Tim Rayborn; Abigail Keyes
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again!
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rayborn, Tim.
Weird Dance : Curious and Bizarre Dancing Trivia.
La Vergne : Skyhorse Publishing, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Rayborn; Abigail Keyes
ISBN: 9781510731059 1510731059
OCLC Number: 1057664595
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction: The Grim and the Unusual in the History of Western Dance; act I: The Strange Lives and Odd Fates of Dancers, Companies, Choreographers, and More; 1. Ancient and Primal Dancing; Singing and Dancing Pre-Humans; Ritual Dances in Prehistoric Cave Paintings?; The Bloody Dance of Inanna; Ancient Egyptian Funeral Dances; 2. Greece and Rome; The Myth of Zeus and the Dancing Kourites; The Ancient Greek Orpheotelestae; Cinesias (ca. 450-390 BCE); A Multitude of Unusual Greek Gambols; The Romans and Dancing Pylades and Bathyllus (Late First Century BCE)3. The Middle Ages; The Sinfulness of Dancing: In Church, In the Streets, and Pretty Much Anywhere; The Carol, for to Daunce; The Salisbury Hare; Bernard le Fol (Fourteenth Century); 4. The Renaissance; György Dózsa (1470-1514); The Reformers and Dance; The Deadly Maypole; Dance and the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre (1572); Henri III (1551-1589); William Kempe (D. 1603); Witches' Dances; 5. The Seventeenth Century; Louis XIV (1638-1715); Cromwell and Playford: The Puritan and the Dancing Master (1650s); Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) Spanish Dancing Duels6. The Eighteenth Century; Marie-Thérèse Perdou de Subligny (1666-1735); William Keeley, the Morris-Dancing Murderer (d. 1772); Marie-Madeleine Guimard (1743-1816); The Carmagnole Dance and the French Revolution; Charles Louis-Frédéric Didelot (1767-1837); 7. The Nineteenth Century; The Scandal of the Waltz; Emily and Mary Wilde (1847-1871 and 1849-1871); Fanny Elssler (1810-1884); The Art of Belly Dance in the West; Little Egypt and the Curse of the Seeley Dinner; Omene and the Suicide Club; Henry Cyril Paget, "The Dancing Marquess" (1875-1905); 8. The Modern Age Carolina "La Belle" Otero (1868-1965)Ida Rubenstein (1883-1960); Maud Allan (1873-1956); Mata Hari (1878-1917); Lidia Ivanova (1903-1924); Isadora Duncan (1877-1927); intermission; act II: A Dark and Weird Dance Miscellany; 1. Choreomania: The Dancing Plagues of the Middle Ages and Renaissance; Dancing Mania in Greek Myth; Kölbigk, Saxony, 1017-18; Wales, 1188; Erfurt, 1247; Maastricht, 1278; Aachen, Ghent, Metz, and Northern France, 1374-75; Deadly Dances of the Fifteenth Century; Strasbourg, 1518; Choreomania, Fiddling Devils, and Dancing Skulls in Sweden 2. Dances For Illness, Evil, and DeathThe Zar: Granting Wishes to Genies; Danse Macabre: A Rave from the Grave; The Tarantella: The Vigorous Dancing Cure for a Spider Bite; The Dance of Zalongo (1803); Funeral Dances: A Ball for the Bereaved; The Dangerous Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo Head Cold Cure; 3. The Scandalous and Sometimes Awful World of Ballet; Ballet Courtesans; The Ballet of the Nuns: Seductive, Haunting, and Undead; Giselle and Necromancy: Back from the Dead, and Ready to Chassé; The Riot of Spring: Stravinsky's Ballet Causes Quite a Primitive Stir
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Attend a grand ball of the bizarre and never look at dance the same way again!

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