Javanese court dance influenced by Shinto religious rituals : slow, repetitive, and performed in 4 cardinal directions
sacred Java court dance performed by 9 girls. Represented ideal characteristics and promoted tranquility and balance. Commemorated ritual marriage of dieity "Queen of Southern Sea" Moved in unison and precisely with each other. Commoners were not allowed to view or practice this dance
Mesopotamian goddess of love and war that could bring chaos. Had masculine and feminine attributes.
Home for the gods
Ashanti people of Ghana: ceremonial music/dances performed at courts for royalty
Ashanti people of Ghana: Court dance performed at times of crisis, royal funerals, and for entertainment.