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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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36th annual standing arrow powwow dances passed the smoke and the heat of ...

36th Annual Standing Arrow Powwow dances passed the smoke and the heat of summer. By Adriana Fehrs. Head Woman Dancer Susan Antiste and Head Man Dancer Wilbert Michel lead the Color Guard During the Grand Entry. (Adriana Fehrs photo).
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"come, and back again" at the bates dance festival

"Come, and Back Again" is an elegiac, evening-length exploration of daily life, vulnerability and mortality. Featuring five dancers and five musicians, the virtuosic piece follows a course of reckless abandon driven by the charged poetry and raw ...
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Two local dancers tap, shuffle, stomp with rhythmic circus

“Bob Dylan said, 'The highest purpose of art is to inspire,'” said dancer Nick Bowman, a 10-year resident of Coon Rapids who recently moved to Blaine and serves as executive director of Rhythmic Circus, an 11-member company of tap dancers, musicians ...
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Line dancing chinese damas are also heroes in life

"Line dance" and "Chinese dama" have become hot topics of debate both in China and further afield. There has been a growing tendency to see the Chinese damas who practice line dancing as a noisy disturbance. In fact, there are many courageous and ...
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Kennedy center to host 'dance day' celebration

She began her career as a professional dancer. Stegall is a hip-hop dancer from Wichita, Kansas. He won season 10 of TV's "So You Think You Can Dance." National Dance Day began as an annual celebration in 2010 to show how dance is a fun way to ...
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Recreationist's paradise with puerto rican day festival and more weekend picks

A number of genres of dance, from hip-hop to tap to acrobatic physical theater, are up for exhibiting during Koresh Dance Company's Come Together Dance Festival, continuing through Sunday, July 27. All performances, starting at either 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m ...
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Dance, dance evolution

"Guang chang wu", or public group dancing, has become a popular form of exercise at town squares and stadiums in nearly every Chinese city. The authorities began promoting it in recent years as a way to create more civilized, interactive communities ...
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Amber portwood snaps sweet photo of daughter leah, 5, mid-dance

In one photo, Portwood's vivacious 5-year-old is seen dancing in a white sundress, her long ponytail swinging behind her. "Booboo dancing to city and colour...introducing her to good music early...love," the MTV reality star, 24, captioned the sweet ...
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Blue grass winner dance with fate euthanized after training accident

Jockey Corey Nakatani, right, rides Dance With Fate to victory over Medal Count, left, ridden by jockey Robby Albarado, in the Blue Grass Stakes horse race at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Garry Jones) GARRY JONES ...
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Steven mcrae on ballet, boris johnson and drag racing

PHOTO: Andy Lo Po. Bronze statue The artist Richard MacDonald made these sculptures of me [pictured], and gave me a couple. He doesn't like to work from photographs so I had to keep dancing for hours and hours over months. I keep them hidden in the ...
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