To add to the drama, ladies in colorful billowy skirts performed ritual dances
, their slow, graceful movements keeping pace with the hypnotic sound of traditional Korean music.
A huge number of people come to the shrine every Thursday to take part in ritual dances
The fete culminated with a cultural show highlighting Kiblawan talents portraying the Blaan ritual dances
, national folk dances, rondalla choir and other cultural dances.
The Gulf's loop currents of resistant countercultures--whether in jazz or blues, Mexican or Cuban son, counterclockwise ritual dances
and flying bird-men, carnival parades or grassroots community activism--work from traditions of creolization and indigeneity that have shaped the world.
A male ceremonial singer then takes the girl to a specially erected tipi or lodge, singing a cycle of creation songs while the girl performs ritual dances
In a grotesque parody of the modern human and the differences between the sexes, the stage is transformed into an 'animalarium' with acrobatics, heels, a spoon in the nose, rooster fight and ritual dances
In the first, the masks represent gods and are worn during ritual dances
Bernal Diaz describes with fascination ritual dances
performed for Moctezuma and blamed the Spanish soldiers' misinterpretation of the ritual practice for the Feast of Huitzilopochtli massacre.
The competition featured ritual dances
that left the audience in awe.
The concert was dedicated to the memory of Frank Shaw, former Chairman of Governors, and he would have been so proud of these young people, who could encompass the abrasiveness of Tippett in his Praeludium for Brass, Bells and Percussion (they missed a trick by not playing the Ritual Dances
from Midsummer Marriage on this day of all days), and the sonorous nostalgia of Delius' Sea Drift.
The classical dance of Bhutan reflects the religious mask pageants and ritual dances
, which the Buddhist monks executed at a monastery in Bodh Gaya.
In a seminal article, "The Ritual Origins of Chinese Theater," (23) van der Loon set out to correct the evolutionary view of dramatic historians who traced theater's origins to the pre-Han dynasty ritual dances
and shamans but claimed that in the course of the history of theater these ritual elements gradually faded in a steady process of secularization that continued into modern-day China.