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Origins and history

Dance does not leave behind clearly identifiable physical artifacts such as , hunting implements or cave paintings. It is not possible to say when dance became part of human culture, but archeological evidence indicates dance has been an important part of ceremony, , celebration and entertainment since the earliest human . Examples of such evidence include 9,000 year old paintings in India at the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, and Egyptian tomb paintings depicting dancing figures, dated c. 3300 BC.

One of the earliest structured uses of dances may have been the telling of myths. Before the invention of written languages, dance was one of the methods of passing stories down from generation to generation. Dance was also used to show feelings for one of the opposite gender. Another early use of dance may have been as a precursor to ecstatic trance states in healing rituals; dance is still used for this purpose by many cultures from the Brazilian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert.

Many contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional, ceremonial, and ethnic dance. For example, some Sri Lankan dances are related to aboriginal, mythical devils known as "yakkas", and according to local legend, Kandyan dance began as a ritual that broke the magic spell on a bewitched king.

File:Bronze Statuette of a Veiled and Masked Dancer 1.jpg|Ancient Greek bronze statuette of a dancer, 3rd - 2nd century BC, found in Alexandria, Egypt.File:Dancing maenad Python
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25th ballet under the stars showcases ballet theatre stars

The 25th edition of Ballet Under the Stars is scheduled to be presented July 31 to August 3 in Woodland Park in Lexington, Kentucky, featuring dancers from Kentucky Ballet Theatre. This photo was taken at a technical rehearsal on July 29, 2014. Photo ...
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Missouri river dance to perform at russell museum

“Blackfeet Legend: Origin of the Buffalo Dance” is one of the many events held in conjunction with the museum's ongoing exhibit “George Catlin's American Buffalo,” a traveling show organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and on view at the ...
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A photo exclusive: unveiling koovagam

Every May, the town of Koovagam in South India hosts a festival that celebrates sexuality through music, dance, and competition. The event celebrates sexuality through religious rituals and beauty pageants. In our Summer 2014 issue, Jeff Roy discusses ...
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As ballet stretches her body's limits, insurance brings peace of mind

Principal dancer Allynne Noelle was uninsured for almost four years, until the Los Angele Ballet offered her coverage under the Affordable Care Act. She thinks every ballet company should make health insurance a priority for their dancers (Photo by ...
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10 local shows to see in august: andrew jackson jihad

The night features music by Phoenix swing band Jump, Jive and Wail, along with swing- and Charleston-dance lessons by the AZ Lindy Hop Society, a Miss Nile Pin-Up Contest and more. Details: 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9. The Nile Theater, 105 W. Main St., ...
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A dancer's journey to acting on stage

In storybook fashion, she soon earned a fellowship with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, got a lead role with the Nathan Trice Project-by-Project Dance Theater, found an agent, and won an audition that sent her to France to tour with popular ...
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Mostly mozart presents handel's opera 'acis and galatea' as interpreted by the ...

In this new production, director and choreographer Mark Morris revisits Handel with a bold, new approach, using modern dance to tell the story of the shepherd Acis and his love for the sea nymph Galatea, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. Isaac Mizrahi has ...
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Oh, boy! burlesque adds twist to mcfarland house's 'girls night out'

After Jane and I had oohed and aahhed about the McFarland House, we were stopped in our tracks by something that I guess I could say I liked a little: A fun photo booth. We ended ... No one appeared to be lamenting her age, her size or her ability to ...
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Watch: fate of willis clan, suburban tap-dancers to be unveiled wednesday ...

A pair of tap-dancing teens and a dozen musical brothers and sisters — both acts with ties to Chicago — are hoping their performances Tuesday on “America's Got Talent” will woo enough voters to secure them spots in the NBC talent show's semi-finals.
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The 13 best nyc clubs in history

Swirling up like a mirage in our then-depressed city, it transformed an old TV studio into a multi-level palace for glitter, dancing, and polymorphous cavorting. The snooty doorman would handpick a "salad" of celebs, attractive everymen, and the well ...
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