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the Sun Goddess
Actors and dancers who were devoted to Oro, the god of rain and fertility. They performed comic portrayals of sexual cats and ridiculed rulers.
Master of drums and dancing. An extremely accomplished dancer
the descendant of devadasi
commemorates the marriage of the Muslim ruler of Mataram to the goddess known as the Queen of the Southern Sea
translates as "Ritual day", where nobles and court assemble to honor the Asantehene in Kumase
represent the "world's oldest continuing tradition of court music and dance"
only dance in Islamic world
dancers consecrated to the gods
a Brahmin woman who founded Kalaskektra in 1934. Made Bharata Natyam respectable.
the practice of humiliating bad or inappropriate dancers among the Asante. Drummers stop playing if an individual performs incorrectly.
Greek God of wine
dance dramas featuring masks honor the ancestors. This festival celebrates spirits of ancestors.
connotations of secession, upheaval, and chaos.
symbol of the Asante nation, handed down from the gods
Displays the adaptability of dance in a dance-centered society. Military strategy.
a story play that developed in the southwest state of Kerala. Performed only by men.
involved demanding bodily control. Heavy makeup and costuming transforms the performers. Performances can last nine hours. Pulican trance dance.
ruled Southeast Asia from 9th through mod-15th century
a holy book*
Vishnu dances, and is incarnated in this
Came to power at four years of age in 1643. The dance god, god of gold
provide stories for dance dramas. provide narratives
floor pattern which girls ruin with their hair.
A geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.
positions of the hands, as well as the positions of the eyes, eyebrows, arms, legs and feet
2,000 year-old theater manual, so valuable it is considered the "Fifth Veda" holy text.
fall into categories of cool and hot.
a spirit or deity that reflects one of the manifestations of Olodumare
made for first professional dancers
Khmer Rouge wiped out "feudal past" in 1975, exterminated dancers
HOnor serpant gods and goddesses who may cure bad luck, infertility and skin disease. Girls become possessed.
dancers perform to evoke these; love, humor, pathos, anger, heroism, terror, disgust, wonder and serenity-the nine flavors.
children's dance in SPain that was restricted
loves dancing. he was a king in the Oyo Empire (southwest Nigeria) in the 17th and 18th centuries, killed children.
the indigenous religion of Japan
grace in the court dances
court open to the people
links the world of the living with the world of the ancestors, gods and other spirit-beings
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