Adly-Dance Chapter2.docx

Adly-Dance Chapter2.docx - Ruya Adly Professor Bailey DAN...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ruya Adly Professor Bailey DAN 105.35 22 February 2018 Chapter 2: Dance and Religion Outline For many centuries dance has been a way to connect with deities and ancestors. There were multiple reasons dance would be performed, to ask for rain, food crops, fertility and to cure sicknesses. Types of Religious Dances Imitation Dance: A dance which imitates a being due to its honorable qualities or a dance which imitates an event. Medicine Dance: A dance used to restore health or ward off evil spirits. These would be led by a Shaman, priests or priestesses. Commemorative Dances: Dances which often include an entire community used to remember important events or seasons. Africa: The earliest evidence of scared dance was discovered on stone cravings in Egypt, known as the Astronomic West Africa: Osun, the river goddess is danced for and offered food and drink in return for curing sick and giving fertility.
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern