ritual dance

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Noun1.ritual dance - a dance that is part of a religious ritualritual 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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Katoola, who learned to dance and play harp and xylophone at a young age, adapts authentic ritual dance steps for the stage, and is inspired by the children's energy.
"In light of our stand, this year's Ritual Dance of the Brave carries with it the call for accountability and sustained actions on the part of those in power to respect the rule of law," the group said.
Although he is not an outstanding storyteller, Baldwin gives his production a noble atmosphere and tries to serve the bombastic music with a mixture of classical, modern, and ritual dance. The ballet reaches its climax exactly at the end: female slaves sit in a row behind the mummified wife of Potiphar and seem to row along the Nile to the Kingdom of the Dead.
Marks-in-the-Bouwerie, first New York church to revive the use of dance in worship, a movement now gradually spreading to other parts of the country, on April 9 revived the Ritual Dance of the Della Robbia Annunciation ...
Ligao City's contingent, adjudged best in street dance, got the grand prize of P300,000 and another P50,000 for being named best in ritual dance exhibition.
In Baguio City, around 50 members of the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) performed a pattong (ritual dance) around a six-foot-tall cardboard "minion" (a character in the movie "Despicable Me") that was a caricature of President Aquino at a protest rally at Malcolm Square on Monday.
Accompanied by a haunting score by Egyptian-born composer Ahmed Hassan, dancers in tank tops and tapered jeans trade between modern and ritual dance to suggest an intersection of cultures: Women place their hands at the backs of their heads and their arms make the shape of butterfly wings, while a group of men dance in a pool of mottled light that looks like it is descending through a canopy of leaves.
Later, red light bathed David Guzman, leaping, in what seemed to be a ritual dance to the sun.
The second evening Dondoro will appear by firelight on the Pillow grounds in a ritual dance entitled Keshin, which dramatizes a libidinous encounter between the spirit of the mountains, who is disguised as a fox, and a woman.
Dunham has incorporated the inspirational ritual dance steps used in voudon ceremonies into her technique and choreography.
Apart from this mystic practice, the Panay-Bukidnon are known for their panubok embroidery, which is steeped in symbolism; the Sugidanon epic, one of the longest in the Philippines, which takes more than 20 days of continuous chanting; and for the binanog dance, a ceremonial ritual dance that mimics the flight of an eagle.
Trillanes issued the statement after Marcos said on Tuesday that she will have Igorots perform a ritual dance to bless her assigned office when she assumes her Senate post.