Based on ethnographic research that Michelle Kisliuk conducted from 1986 through 1995, this book describes BaAka songs, drum rhythms, and dance movements--along with their contexts of social interaction--in an elegant narrative that is ...
Author: Michelle Robin Kisliuk
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Pygmy music" has captivated students and scholars of anthropology and music for decades if not centuries, but until now this aspect of their culture has never been described in a work that is at once vividly engaging, intellectually rigorous, and self-consciously aware of the ironies of representation. Seize the Dance! is an ethnomusical study focused on the music and dance of BaAka forest people, who live in the Lobaye region of the Central African Republic. Based on ethnographic research that Michelle Kisliuk conducted from 1986 through 1995, this book describes BaAka songs, drum rhythms, and dance movements--along with their contexts of social interaction--in an elegant narrative that is enhanced by many photographs, musical illustrations, and field recordings on two compact discs.
The other dancers arrived and Christy had them run through the dance in its
entirety. Vanessa was able to follow along without too many mishaps. They
stopped practicing when the students from dance fuzion crowded around the
door outside ...
Author: Rachel Barnard
Publisher: Rachel Barnard
Seize the Donut is a young adult/new adult novel about two best friends, life after high school, and dealing with adult responsibilities. The more that Vanessa and Nichole leave behind their friendship, the more that their lives seem to fall apart because friendships shouldn't be taken for granted.
He asked him to hold his hands and dance with him. He wanted to remain a
dancer to the very end. Jean lifted himself a little and with his friend's help began
with all his heart to make his arms dance, while his friend wept uncontrollably.
Author: Marie de Hennezel
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Social Science
In this remarkable book psychologist Marie de Hennezel draws upon her personal experience of working with the terminally ill in a palliative care unit in Paris. Her encounters with people at the end of their life gives her a unique perspective on what life and death really mean, and her ultimate message, shared through the stories she recounts in this book, is one of celebrating the power and tenacity of the human spirit. She encourages us to embrace moments of joy and the small pleasures of life and to 'seize the day' at every opportunity. From the author of the Top Ten bestseller The Warmth of the Heart Prevents Your Body from Rusting comes this eloquent and inspirational work which will move everyone who reads it. 'Inspirational ... written with compassion and sympathy, the book eschews denial, transforming the unpalatable into something humane' Independent
Here is the cultivation of the fascination of the daimonic in anonymity—we do not
know whose eyes are those of the person who seizes us or whom we seize to dance. We are freed, for the moment, from the perpetual responsibility—often ...
Author: Rollo May
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
"An extraordinary book on sex and civilization....An important contribution to contemporary morality."—Newsweek The heart of man's dilemma, according to Rollo May, is the failure to understand the real meaning of love and will, their source and interrelation. Bringing fresh insight to these concepts, May shows how we can attain a deeper consciousness.
Author: Erich Maria RemarquePublish On: 2013-12-03
I seize it, dance around the obelisk and hurl it at Watzek's skull. It hits him on the
left side. Right away blood streams over one eye so that he can only see with the
other. "Watzek! You're mistaken!” I say. “I've had nothing to do with your wife!
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
Publisher: Random House
From the author of the masterpiece All Quiet on the Western Front, The Black Obelisk is a classic novel of the troubling aftermath of World War I in Germany. A hardened young veteran from the First World War, Ludwig now works for a monument company, selling stone markers to the survivors of deceased loved ones. Though ambivalent about his job, he suspects there’s more to life than earning a living off other people’s misfortunes. A self-professed poet, Ludwig soon senses a growing change in his fatherland, a brutality brought upon it by inflation. When he falls in love with the beautiful but troubled Isabelle, Ludwig hopes he has found a soul who will offer him salvation—who will free him from his obsession to find meaning in a war-torn world. But there comes a time in every man’s life when he must choose to live—despite the prevailing thread of history horrifically repeating itself. “The world has a great writer in Erich Maria Remarque. He is a craftsman of unquestionably first rank, a man who can bend language to his will. Whether he writes of men or of inanimate nature, his touch is sensitive, firm, and sure.”—The New York Times Book Review
Pierson's extraordinary abilities to seize every opportunity allowed Toronto Dance Theatre to turn vision into reality . Trish explains , " He understood
superbly the role of the artist . Ken brought style and stature to the company . He
sent flowers ...
I've only seen them dance atbar mitzvahs, where myfather does this kind of kung
fu kicking thing and my mother frantically hops from foot to footas though standing
outside an occupied toilet stall. Ifind apay phonein the lobby andcall Montreal.
Author: Jonathan Goldstein
I’ll Seize the Day Tomorrow is the story of Jonathan Goldstein’s journey to find some great truth on his road to forty. In a series of wonderfully funny stories, the host of CBC’s WireTap recounts the highs and lows of his last year in his thirties. Throughout the year, Goldstein asks weighty questions that would stump a person less seasoned. For example: What is it about a McRib that drives people crazy? Can we replace extending an olive leaf with extending an olive jar? How much wisdom can we glean from episodes of Welcome Back, Kotter? His friends and family, many of them known through their appearances on WireTap, weigh in with hilarious results as Goldstein eats, sleeps, and watches bad TV all the way to his date with destiny.
Choose gloriously. Seize your wild want, not that freezedried, politically correct,
mild want. Thinneddown desires douse the fire. If you choose some version of
your dream you could “settle for,” the substitute won't lure you to swim the oceans
Author: Tama Kieves
Category: Business & Economics
These are all things that we have to deal with when going through a career change. What is most difficult is deciding to make the change, especially when you are good at what you do, and wonder whether you should just stick it out in an unhappy-albeit well-paid-environment instead of taking a risk and starting over doing something you love. In This Time I Dance!, Tama Kieves shares the inspiring wisdom that led her from being a successful Harvard lawyer to an even more successful writer and life coach. The best part? She's happy with her career! We all look for what will make us happy in life, but we don't always make the choices that we should when it comes to sustaining that happiness. Tama Kieves shows how to do just that: how to stay happy and employed doing something you love, and what it takes to stop being a stressed-out worker and make peace with your career-and, most important, with yourself. Filled with solutions to the anxieties and roadblocks you may confront on your path, This Time I Dance! is for all those who are unfulfilled at work and uncertain of the practical steps that they should follow to achieve their dreams.
B. Two Deaths seize upon a pope , on whom a demon fastens , to prevent their
dragging him along . C. An emperor in the clutches of two Deaths , one of whom
he resists , whilst the other pulls off his crown . D. A king thrown to the ground and
Granted, in the weeks preceding Operation Iraqi Freedom, I repeatedly asserted
that we would go to war only to “disarm” Saddam Hussein's regime, not to seize
the country and take over its oil fields. And yes, we ended up seizing the country
Author: Carl Hiaasen
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen’s Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large and small--that demonstrate anew that truth is far stranger than fiction. Hiaasen offers his commentary—indignant, disbelieving, sometimes righteously angry, and frequently hilarious—on burning issues like animal welfare, polluted rivers, and the broken criminal justice system as well as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Bernie Madoff's trial, and the shenanigans of the recent presidential elections. Whether or not you have read Carl Hiaasen before, you are in for a wild ride.
loosened his hold on the man ' s throat , and kneeling on his body turned half
round ; then he seized the hand that held the knife , and with one tremendous
wrench dislocated it from the wrist joint . The man uttered a yell of pain , and the
She seized the girl by her braid and pulled her squealing from the hall. There
went my only ... Guards! Seize this man!” Before Davos could even think to move,
he was surrounded by silver tridents. “My lord,” he said, “I am an envoy." “Are you
Author: George R. R. Martin
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Don’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Book Six, The Winds of Winter Dubbed “the American Tolkien” by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers the fifth book in his landmark series—as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK FIVE In the aftermath of a colossal battle, the future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance—beset by newly emerging threats from every direction. In the east, Daenerys Targaryen, the last scion of House Targaryen, rules with her three dragons as queen of a city built on dust and death. But Daenerys has thousands of enemies, and many have set out to find her. As they gather, one young man embarks upon his own quest for the queen, with an entirely different goal in mind. Fleeing from Westeros with a price on his head, Tyrion Lannister, too, is making his way to Daenerys. But his newest allies in this quest are not the rag-tag band they seem, and at their heart lies one who could undo Daenerys’s claim to Westeros forever. Meanwhile, to the north lies the mammoth Wall of ice and stone—a structure only as strong as those guarding it. There, Jon Snow, 998th Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch, will face his greatest challenge. For he has powerful foes not only within the Watch but also beyond, in the land of the creatures of ice. From all corners, bitter conflicts reignite, intimate betrayals are perpetrated, and a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves, will face seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Some will fail, others will grow in the strength of darkness. But in a time of rising restlessness, the tides of destiny and politics will lead inevitably to the greatest dance of all. Praise for A Dance with Dragons “Filled with vividly rendered set pieces, unexpected turnings, assorted cliffhangers and moments of appalling cruelty, A Dance with Dragons is epic fantasy as it should be written: passionate, compelling, convincingly detailed and thoroughly imagined.”—The Washington Post “Long live George Martin . . . a literary dervish, enthralled by complicated characters and vivid language, and bursting with the wild vision of the very best tale tellers.”—The New York Times “One of the best series in the history of fantasy.”—Los Angeles Times
Author: Gabriele BrandstetterPublish On: 2015-04-10
this knowledge is the main topic in representations of trance dance by
Hofmannsthal, Rilke, and Valéry. However ... thus implying, in Bachelard's
opinion, an option, “To seize fire or to give oneself to fire, to annihilate or to be
Author: Gabriele Brandstetter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Performing Arts
When it was first published in Germany in 1995, Poetics of Dance was already seen as a path-breaking publication, the first to explore the relationships between the birth of modern dance, new developments in the visual arts, and the renewal of literature and drama in the form of avant-garde theatrical and movement productions of the early twentieth-century. Author Gabriele Brandstetter established in this book not only a relation between dance and critical theory, but in fact a full interdisciplinary methodology that quickly found foothold with other areas of research within dance studies. The book looks at dance at the beginnings of the 20th century, the time during which modern dance first began to make its radical departure from the aesthetics of classical ballet. Brandstetter traces modern dance's connection to new innovations and trends in visual and literary arts to argue that modern dance is in fact the preeminent symbol of modernity. As Brandstetter demonstrates, the aesthetic renewal of dance vocabulary which was pursued by modern dancers on both sides of the Atlantic - Isadora Duncan and Loie Fuller, Valeska Gert and Oskar Schlemmer, Vaslav Nijinsky and Michel Fokine - unfurled itself in new ideas about gender and subjectivity in the arts more generally, thus reflecting the modern experience of life and the self-understanding of the individual as an individual. As a whole, the book makes an important contribution to the theory of modernity.
Three callers , B , C , and D A new development is emerging in ac- (
carpetbaggers ) step in like vultures and tive retirement areas where square dance seize his programs . Is this fair ? programs once flourished in a seeming
... Albert Gleizes and Jean Metzinger in their book Cubism (1912) as “moving
around an object to seize it from several successive appearances, which, fused
into a single image, reconstitute it in time.” In the visual arts, literature, dance,
Author: Sharyn R. Udall
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
Category: Performing Arts
From ballet to burlesque, from the frontier jig to the jitterbug, Americans have always loved watching dance, whether in grand ballrooms, on Mississippi riverboats, or in the streets. Dance and American Art is an innovative look at the elusive, evocative nature of dance and the American visual artists who captured it through their paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints from the early nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. The scores of artists discussed include many icons of American art: Winslow Homer, George Caleb Bingham, Mary Cassatt, James McNeill Whistler, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Edward Steichen, David Smith, and others. As a subject for visual artists, dance has given new meaning to America’s perennial myths, cherished identities, and most powerful dreams. Their portrayals of dance and dancers, from the anonymous to the famous—Anna Pavlova, Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, Josephine Baker, Martha Graham—have testified to the enduring importance of spatial organization, physical pattern, and rhythmic motion in creating aesthetic form. Through extensive research, sparkling prose, and beautiful color reproductions, art historian Sharyn R. Udall draws attention to the ways that artists’ portrayals of dance have defined the visual character of the modern world and have embodied culturally specific ideas about order and meaning, about the human body, and about the diverse fusions that comprise American culture.
Author: Carole Nelson DouglasPublish On: 2007-04-01
I had quickly realized that he was used to heeding domestic directions. I had only
to seize the reins and he would go where I led. “What disposition do you plan to
make of the body when my examination is done?” I asked. “No one must know, ...
Author: Carole Nelson Douglas
Publisher: Forge Books
Opera singer. Adventuress. American abroad. Irene Adler is all of this...and is also the only woman to ever have outwitted the great man, Sherlock Holmes. In Carole Nelson Douglas's novel Spider Dance, Irene has finally come home after numerous adventures, not out of loyalty to her native shores but because of a baffling puzzle, and the one thing that haunts her. Irene has no real memory of her childhood and has spent most of her life creating a persona to fit her passions. When Daredevil reporter Nelly Bly lures Irene to America by hinting that she knows of Irene's parentage, Irene takes the bait and in doing so, embarks upon a pursuit of the most notorious woman of the nineteenth century. Before the intrigue-ridden quest is over, Irene will uncover murderous international political conspiracies, lost treasure, and finally . . . the full, shocking secret of her birth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
I advise you to seize the opportunity. It is unlikely that a second chance for saving
your reputation will come along.” “Father, I am twenty-five years old. You are
aware of both my political convictions and my artistic aspirations, and yet you find
Author: Nancy Huston
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
A dying screenwriter conjures a fascinating past in a novel “as musical as a Bach prelude” from the Prix Femina-winning author of Fault Lines (Elle, France). Renowned screenwriter Milo Noirlac is dying. As he lies in his hospital bed, voices from his past and present come to him, each taking on the rhythm of his favorite Brazilian fight-dance, the capoeira. Seated next to him is Milo’s director, co-writer, and lover Paul Schwartz, who coaxes Milo through the complex tale that will be their final masterpiece—his life story. From the abuse Milo suffered as a foster child, to the loss of his beloved grandfather’s priceless library, his imagination brings to life several generations of ancestors: voices in French and English, German and Dutch, Cree and Gaelic. There’s his Irish grandfather, a would-be poet, classmate of “Jimmy” Joyce, and agitator against British occupation; Awinita, Milo’s biological mother, an Indian teen prostitute; Eugénio, a Brazilian street child whom Milo finds and fosters. As each voice cascades through Milo’s memory, a fragment of history—both personal and global—falls into place.
How she would do it she did not know, but sooner or later the chance would
come and she would seize it. AUGUSTIN HAD HAD no need of Susanne's
warning about the king's intention toward him. It was logical that eventually Louis
must turn ...
Author: Rosalind Laker
An epic generational tale of loves lost, promises kept, dreams broken, and monarchies shattered, To Dance with Kings is a story of passion and privilege, humble beginnings and limitless ambition. On a May morning in 1664, in the small village of Versailles, as hundreds of young aristocrats are coming to pay court to King Louis XIV, a peasant fan-maker gives birth to her first and only child, Marguerite. Determined to give her daughter a better life than the one she herself has lived, the young mother vows to break the newborn’s bonds of poverty and ensure that she fulfills her destiny—to dance with kings. Purely by chance, a drunken nobleman witnesses the birth and makes a reckless promise to return for Marguerite in seventeen years. With those fateful words, events are set into motion that will span three monarchies, affecting the lives of four generations of women. Marguerite becomes part of the royal court of the Sun King, but her fairy-tale existence is torn out from under her by a change of political winds. Jasmin, Marguerite’s daughter, is born to the life of privilege her grandmother dreamed of, but tempts fate by daring to catch the eye of the king. Violette, Marguerite’s granddaughter, is drawn to the nefarious side of life among the nobles at Versailles. And Rose, Violette’s daughter, becomes a lady-in-waiting and confidante to Marie Antoinette. Through Rose, a love lost generations before will come full circle, even as the ground beneath Versailles begins to rumble with the chaos of the coming revolution.
They will seize our house shortly after. Who are these villains who will be
appropriating our belongings? Are they witches, monsters, or criminals? Who is
the syndic who may help us out? Is he a hero? An angel? A superman? I am
worried for ...
Author: Micheline Nader
Publisher: Balboa Press
“Micheline’s beautiful book provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to operate your reset button so that you can tap into divine consciousness and manifest all of your potential.” — David Mager; Managing Member - Deepak Chopra Dream Weaver LLC Do you ever feel as if you’re searching for yourself? Do you sense that there are parts of you that have been lost—fears, longings, and potential that are beyond your reach? In The Dolphin’s Dance, Micheline Nader shares a carefully constructed process for shedding light on, and reclaiming, those lost parts of the self. Her 5-stage process enables you to bring conscious awareness to the complex package of emotions, beliefs, and behavior patterns. Through illuminating personal stories, structured exercises, and accessible examples, this book shows you how to free yourself from the imprints of the past and deconstruct the false identities that limit your potential for joy, creativity, and self-expression.
He must sound the trumpets of life for survival's sake, and seize the chance to
proclaim Victory over wrongful deeds that are now twisted to justify his obsession
with evil. In my quiet times, I see the relentless conquerors bringing their scourge
Author: K.G. Bell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book of Epic poems gives meaning to every moment of our living as it uses language to meander through ideas and philosophies of peoples and cultures, effecting behaviors, visions and changes. The Dance of Words, written with fire, reminds its readers of a time when integrity, honor and love were in flower, and lost moments of mankinds existence come vividly alive, with dramatic accounts of modern life, history, myths and fantasy. The Poems emerge with power and passion showing the values that impact upon human development and forces us to look deeply into our humanity in order to embrace fully this Blast of Light called life.