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Dance Lab: Approaches and Practice

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: arts
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Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, and is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin.
This dance of death which sounds so musically
Was sure intended for the corpse de ballet.
Anonymous, On the Danse Macabre of Saint-Saëns.
And then he danced;—all foreigners excel
The serious Angles in the eloquence
Of pantomime;—he danced, I say, right well,
With emphasis, and also with good sense—
A thing in footing indispensable:
He danced without theatrical pretence,
Not like a ballet-master in the van
Of his drill'd nymphs, but like a gentleman.
Lord Byron, Don Juan (1818-24), Canto XIV, Stanza 38.
Where dance is, there is the devil.
John Chrysostom Homily on Matt.48.3
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