It was thus the fountains were dancing to the moon in Arabia; it was thus the Nixies shook their white limbs on the haunted banks of the Rhine; it was thus the fairy women flashed their alabaster feet on the fairy hills of Connemara; it was thus the Houris were dancing for Mahomet on the palace floors of Paradise.
Sylvia's dancing 'neath the moon, Like a star in water; Sylvia's dancing to a tune Fairy folk have taught her.
Half were they minded to do this because of the grateful indolence after six days of insistent motion, half in conservation for the hours of dancing to
They sat down, and for a few minutes Helen was too much under the influence of dancing to
"She is only here to-night to please me; and she is only dancing to
please my husband.
This 'freedom through structure' aspect of Haitian dance becomes, for me, the most nourishing part of the dance, besides the sheer joy of dancing to
Well, that's thorough enough, and the good old Random House even gives us a hint about jazz dance, calling it "dancing to
such music, as with violent bodily motions and gestures." Here it has gotten perhaps a little simplistic, yet it's amusing to recall that when the Original Dixieland Jass [sic] Band arrived at Reisenweber's in New York in 1917, posters had to be displayed explaining that the music was intended for dancing.
Twenty-eight dance companies, representing international dance traditions ranging from Korean sword dancing to
Peruvian courtship dancing to
Tahitian welcoming dances, will perform at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, June 9-25 at the Palace of Fine Arts ...
It is admittedly quite a step and a dance from that regulation of what was very much social, or folk, dancing to
the present worldwide vogue for theatrical Irish dancing, which has assumed something of the international popularity of Spanish flamenco dancing.
As choreographer Danny Buraczeski has noted, jazz dance is dancing to
Imagine the thrill of dancing to
live bag-pipe music, outside on the grass, with a heavily pleated tartan kilt swirling around you.
In a very democratic process, every applicant performs a one-minute solo of any style of dance--faculty have seen everything from karate and break dancing to
Hemsley Winfield, Edna Guy, and Helen Tamiris were among the many who found inspiration dancing to
spirituals, while Graham's Frontier (1935) and Charles Weidman's American Saga (1936) explored other aspects of the American experience.
The Umbrella offered a wonderful look at a spectrum of dance as diverse as the South African population: from belly dancing to
ballet, jazz to contemporary, Indian, Spanish and African dance forms (like gumboot dances and the infectious rhythms of slick, synchronized Mapantsula groups--like tap crossed with hip-hop).
For people having too much fun dancing to
think about the tissage ("weaving") and metissage ("cross-breeding") of African and European rhythms there on the quay, a luxurious bilingual publication, La Revue Noire, did a lot of thinking for them, and it was available for purchase at all performances.