danse macabre

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danse macabre

(dɑ̃s makɑbrə)
n
(Art Terms) another name for dance of death
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Noun1.danse macabre - a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the gravedanse macabre - a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave
ceremonial dance, ritual dance, ritual dancing - a dance that is part of a religious ritual
Translations
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Far better to live during the first's orderly quadrille than the second's totentanz.
Si senta come martella l'epica danza della morte medievale in Totentanz, accanto al respiro della vita e dell'amore cercati: "Il ritmo e la gente che corre spinge/Transita accanto malevola benevola/Sorride digrigna i denti/Addenta o bacia/Scalcia o abbraccia.
Less common during the Classical period, the trend reemerged in the 19th century--where, for example, the "Dies irae" chant is featured in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique (1830), Liszt's Totentanz (1849), and Saint-Saens's Danse macabre (1874).
Nos parece importante resaltar aqui uno de sus grabados el cual es Der Totentanz IV (3) (FIGURA 5) (1924), el cual muestra dos esqueletos caminando de manera altiva a traves de un cementerio.
The medieval danse macabre or Totentanz, with comely young women swept off their feet and into the grave in the embrace of leering skeletons, enjoyed a revival, even as the continent saw the first glimmers of the new generation of enlightened philosophers more confident in reason even than Machiavelli had been.
Always political, she is most infamous for her performance Totentanz, in which she spilled gallons of cow's blood on a gallery floor and then mopped it up, wearing a white evening gown.
The original inspiration was a famous mural in Basel, destroyed in 1805, called the Totentanz, or Dance of Death.
You will dance a universal dance--a dance macabre, a danza de la muerte, a totentanz.
Indeed, the director underscores this by essentially forgoing Electra's famous Totentanz at the end of the work; instead of dying, she rises to her feet, and stands impassively in profile, turning the opera into a pointless circular journey, as she reas-stunes the pose in which she first appeared when the curtain rose.
At the same time as composing Die Jakobsleiter, he wrote the words of Totentanz der Prinzipien (Dance-of-Death of the Principles) that told of his personal religious ideas, but they were never set to music.
Otras obras destacadas: sinfonias Fausto y Dante; Concierto No 2 para piano y orquesta; Totentanz (Danza de la muerte), para piano y orquesta; baladas, elegias, estudios, leyendas, etc.