What Is Dance Literature?
Formal and Imitative Folk Dances
Many tribal dances can be categorized as either formal or imitative, as can the European folk dances that developed out of earlier tribal dance forms. The descendants of ancient fertility and courtship dances still retain overt imitations of flirtatiousness. Other dances have retained their early formal character, even in some cases, retaining symbolic significance.
Dance and Music
Theatrical dance is usually a performance on a stage by dancers. It can tell a story using mime, costume and scenery, or it can simply interpret the musical accompaniment, which is often specially composed and performed in a theatre setting but it is not a requirement. Classical Indian dance, western ballet and modern dance, and dance dramas such as Dragon dance are examples.
Classical forms are centered on dance alone, but performance dance may also appear in operas and musical theatre. Participatory dance is a dance that is done for a common purpose, such as social, and is not limited to folk or a group dance. Such dance is usually not narrative driven.
A pas de Deux, a corps de ballet, a social partner dance and a group dance are all different. A solo dance may be done for the satisfaction of the dancer. In the rave culture of electronic dance music, large crowds may engage in free dance, uncoordinated with those around them, because Participatory dancers all use the same movements and steps.
Shawn asserts that it is possible to develop the dance without music and music is perfectly capable of standing on its own feet without any assistance from the dance. The common folk-songs and hymn measures are named after dance and circle dances. Many purely musical pieces have been named "waltz" or "minuet", for example, while many concert dances have been produced that are based upon abstract musical pieces, such as 2 and 3 Part Inventions, Adams Violin Concerto and Andantino.
Poems are named after dances or musical works, while dance and music have a similar conception of "measure" or "metre" from poetry. Concert dance is dependent on a narrative dramatic structure. The movements and gestures of the choreography are intended to portray the personality and aims of the characters in the plot.
The Revue International de Philosophi'on
The great philosophers of the past are celebrated by the founding of the Revue Internationale de Philosophie. It also deals with important contemporary issues and the essential questions that have served as a constant source of inspiration to the field of philosophy, from aesthetic to epistemology, from moral and political philosophy to logic.
Fine Arts: Architecture and Artisan Design
Art has been a means of expression and a universal language in which beauty and aesthetic prevail. The high arts were created to be appreciated with the eyes and ears, while lesser forms of art were more tactile. Fine arts are one of the higher arts that have been added during the twentieth century.
The first fine arts are architecture and aesthetic design, due to the ingenuity and use of aesthetic design to create buildings which are harmonious with space and last for a long time. The ancient Greeks had monumental buildings like the Parthenon and architects like Parmenio who were tasked to erect Alexandria, which was one of the most fundamental aspects of its civilization and art in the making. Painting is one of the most recognised disciplines in fine art.
The tales of Troy and Odysian
The grandeur of the Grecian fleet sailing for Troy or Odysseus's journey across the wine-dark sea were as real to Homer's readers as his descriptions of the sorceress and Polyphemus. The stories which are considered myth today were considered sacred and true when they were written in the Judeo-Christian Bible or the Muslim Quran. Recent labels applied to written works are fiction and non-fiction.
The ancient mind understood that truth can be found through a fable about a fox and some grapes. The modern concern with the truth of a story would not have made anyone concerned about what the story was trying to convey. The Enuma Elish or the Odyssey is difficult to date because the pieces were written many years after the oral composition, and the writer had heard repeated versions over time.
Modern-day readers and critics place a lot of value on 'originality' in literature, but ancient people didn't know that. The idea of a work of imagination of an individual with no respect would never have been thought of by anyone in the ancient world. Stories were re-tellings of the feats of great heroes, of the gods, the goddesses, or of creation, as in Hesiod and Homer.
Words as Tools of Literature
Words are the tools of literature. As a painter, as a musician, as a sculptor, and as a writer, they all use paint.
The apocapolyptic literature
Literature is a form of time travel that helps put today in context. The literature of the last year controverted all those apocalyptic moans about how things used to better. Literature is a way to hear the past and the present.
Hat Dance in Vietnam
The hat dance is an incredible cultural dance in Vietnam. The dancers twirl around in their hats, a tribute to the farmers who work hard in the fields and provide grain. The dancers invite volunteers to join them on the stage so that the show ends on a good note.
Buddhism first arrived in Vietnam through India and China. The way in which Vietnamese Buddhism is practised is vastly different from the way it is practised elsewhere. The Mahayana Buddhism school is the dominant one here.