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"Dance Drama" a.k.a. "Dance-drama" is a book by Terence Gray.
- also known as "Dance-drama; experiments in the art of the theatre"
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Nōmai Dance Drama (1999)
A Surviving Spirit of Medieval Japan by Susan Miyo Asai
NOmai dance drama is an artistic expression that combines the sacred, communal, and cultural spheres of life in communities in the northern Japanese district of Higashidorimura. It is a performing tradition that provides an identity to agriculturally based villages and represents a traditional way of life. Nomai's importance lies in its retention of features characteristic of music, drama, and sacred practices in medieval Japan (12th to 16th centuries). Its evolution outlines an art form that ...
by Dhiman, Mohinder Chand
Originated from Chinese classical operas, National dance drama is a new theatre form in China. In continuation with the Chinese traditions and taking inspiration from European ballet, Chinese have created ...
by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
DANCE DRAMA Theatrical dance incorporates everything from low comedy to bemusing skits, such as Balinese thanksgiving at the royal temple in Ubud, the ambiguous stanzas of the cotton-eye Joe, and tempestuous floor romance of the Spanish fandango. From 33,000 BCE, performers turned prehistoric dance into a mimetic merger of self with the animal world and godhood. Around 1200 BCE, the Celtic sword rituals of Ireland acquired panache from rhapsodic displays of the brat ...
East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea by Robert C. Provine, Yosihiko Tokumaru, J. Lawrence Witzleben
It is performed to commemorate the birth of Buddha but has also been integrated into folk festivals; today, masked dance drama is performed simply for entertainment. The Yangju and Pongsan masked dance dramas are representative. Yangju drama consists largely of dance and music without dialogue whereas Pongsan drama includes dialogue. The content of the Pongsan drama is satirical, disparaging monks and mocking aristocrats; it also portrays the everyday life of ordinary ...
by John Gassner, Edward Quinn
dance drama. As in the case of its folk drama. India has produced a unique dance drama that has only recently come to the attention of scholars in the Western world. where the philosophy of dance differs materially from the Indian. In Western dance the story does not greatly matter. though it gives the dance a firmer body and cohesion than it might otherwise possess.
by Jonathan H. X. Lee, Kathleen M. Nadeau
lakon or lakon ram “dance drama” and khon or “mask dance” while the other has no story and is called rabum, ram, and fon. The former is a little bit similar to a Western ballet, except within a Thai-style story, dance movement (emphasizing on hand gestures), music, and costume. The latter appears in the form of a dance set, which consists of various numbers of dancers—usually from two to eight. The name of the dance set often begins with rabum, ram, and fon as a prefix, such as ...
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Dance drama by Kids on International Mother Language Day, Virginia, 2014
DC Bangla School kid's performance at Ekushe program in Virginia.
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