ceremonial dance


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Noun1.ceremonial dance - a dance that is part of a religious ritualceremonial dance - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
dancing, terpsichore, dance, saltation - taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music
apache devil dance - a ritual dance of the Apache
dance of death, danse macabre - a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
ghost dance - a religious dance of Native Americans looking for communication with the dead
pyrrhic - an ancient Greek dance imitating the motions of warfare
rain dance - a ritual dance intended to bring rain
snake dance - a ceremonial dance (as by the Hopi) in which snakes are handled or invoked
sun dance - a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice
war dance - a ceremonial dance performed before a battle or after a victory
ritual, rite - any customary observance or practice
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and tells us, quite simply, that 'This is an attempt to bring together in one place, the references and mentions of ceremonial dance and ceremonials involving dance, in Yorkshire.
The Barong dance is a sacred ceremonial dance that follows a basic series of stages.
From 7:00 PM-1:00 AM, representatives from nearly 200 nations will converge on the Nation's Capital to celebrate the reelection of United States President Barack Obama with decadent food, premier entertainment and ceremonial dance.
The play is about women growing up in India and there's a village scene involving a ceremonial dance with a chicken.
The performance included ceremonial dance steps and dark bodysuits adorned with indigenous painted swirls in white, red loin cloths and eucalyptus-style leaves in bunches.
After two days of ceremonial dance, fire rituals and celebration, the Scottish teacher had become the first white man to be initiated into an Aboriginal tribe.
Having danced the chicken dance for more than 40 years, Deerfoot has watched it grow from being a ceremonial dance to being performed in powwows.
My understanding for the reason behind the WRU request to change 100 years of tradition was because 'Wales' wanted the national anthem, Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, to act as an official response to the ceremonial dance.
Usually, the haka is performed just before kick-off, but Wales wanted the national anthem, Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, to act as an official response to the ceremonial dance.
She describes how every visited site is associated with song verses, ceremonial dance, story and design embedded in Aboriginal cosmology.
Sun dance - a ceremonial dance performed by Amerindians at the summer solstice