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Ancient Egyptian dances
Lexová, Irena.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
O staroegyptském tanci. English
Dover edition.
Publication Information:
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Praha, Czechoslovakia : Oriental Institute, 1935.
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Dancing was important to the ancient Egyptians. One of the few books available in English on this topic, this carefully researched, profusely illustrated work investigates the origins, nature and role of dance in Egyptian culture. Features 80 figure drawings and illustrations adapted from tomb paintings, reliefs, other authentic sources. New introduction. Bibliography.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Dover Editionp. 3
Prefacep. 5
I. The Treatise
Introductionp. 7
Nature of the material and working methodsp. 16
Classification of the ancient Egyptian dancesp. 21
I. The purely movemental dancep. 21
II. The gymnastic dancep. 22
III. The imitative dancep. 25
IV. The pair dancep. 26
V. The group dancep. 28
VI. The war dancep. 30
VII. The dramatic dancep. 30
VIII. The lyrical dancep. 32
IX. The grotesque dancep. 33
X. The funeral dancep. 36
XI. The religious dancep. 40
Accompaniments of the dancep. 42
Dance with musical instrumentsp. 44
The elements of the ancient Egyptian dancep. 46
I. Movements of the legsp. 46
II. Movements of the armsp. 49
III. Movements of the trunkp. 55
Costumes of the ancient Egyptian women and men dancersp. 57
Ancient Egyptian women and men dancersp. 64
Note on the historical development of the ancient Egyptian art of dancingp. 69
Note on the Egyptian dances, as performed by modern women dancersp. 71
Supplementp. 73
Bibliographyp. 75
II. Sketches
List of pictures and their originsp. 81

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