Where Bones Dance

Where Bones Dance
Author: Nina Newington
Publsiher: Terrace Books
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2007-04-01
ISBN: 0299222632
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where Bones Dance Book Excerpt:

In this stunning debut novel, a child dissects the darkness at the heart of her British diplomatic family. Living in Nigeria on the brink of civil war, Anna—also known as Jake—becomes blood brothers with Dave, the Korean American daughter of a C.I.A. operative. They do push-ups, collect pornography, and plot lives of unmarried freedom while around them a country disintegrates. Luscious, terrifying, and raw, Nigeria itself becomes a lesson in endurance, suffering, love. Stories are layered upon stories: Anna's grandmother tells stories about life as a white woman on the Gold Coast; the clairvoyant and closeted "Aunt" Elsie gives Anna a story of transformation to hold onto in the coming tumult of adolescence. Yet Where Bones Dance also spirals down to the stories that are not told—sexual abuse, the myth of benign colonialism, the chaos of postcolonial Africa. Sensual and fantastical by turns, this moving, funny, immensely readable book delivers an understanding of the interplay of sexuality, gender, race, and war that is sophisticated beyond the years of its intrepid narrator. Winner, Georges Bugnet Award for Novel, Alberta Literary Awards, Writers Guild of Alberta Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians and the Public Library Association

Dance Integration

Dance Integration
Author: Karen A. Kaufmann,Jordan Dehline
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-23
ISBN: 1492584479
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance Integration Book Excerpt:

Do you want to . . . • create a rich and vibrant classroom environment? • stimulate your students’ minds in multiple ways? • transform your teaching through incorporating the arts in your mathematics and science curriculums? Then Dance Integration: 36 Dance Lesson Plans for Science and Mathematics is just the book for you! The dance lesson plans in this groundbreaking book infuse creativity in mathematics and science content. Students will gain a wealth of critical knowledge, deepen their critical-thinking skills, and learn to collaborate and communicate effectively. Written for K-5 teachers who are looking for creative ways to teach the standards, Dance Integration will help you bring your mathematics and science content to life as you guide your students to create original choreography in mathematics and science and perform it for one another. In doing so, you will help spark new ideas for your students out of those two curriculums —no more same-old same-old! And in the freshness of these new ideas, students will increase comfort in performing in front of one another and discussing performances while deepening their understanding of the core content through their kinesthetic experiences. The creative-thinking skills that you will teach through these lesson plans and the innovative learning that dance provides are what set this book apart from all others in the field. Dance Integration was extensively field-tested by authors Karen Kaufmann and Jordan Dehline. The book contains these features: • Instructions on developing modules integrating mathematics and science • Ready-to-use lesson plans that classroom teachers, physical education teachers, dance educators, and dance specialists can use in teaching integrated content in mathematics and science • Tried-and-true methods for connecting to 21st-century learning standards and integrating dance into K-5 curriculums This book, which will help you assess learning equally in dance, science, and mathematics, is organized in three parts: • Part I introduces the role of dance in education; defines dance integration; and describes the uses, benefits, and effects of dance when used in tandem with another content area. • Part II offers dance and mathematics lessons that parallel the common core standards for mathematics. • Part III presents dance and science learning activities in physical science, life science, earth and space sciences, investigation, experimentation, and technology. Each lesson plan includes a warm-up, a developmental progression of activities, and formative and summative assessments and reflections. The progressions help students explore, experiment, create, and perform their understanding of the content. The plans are written in a conversational narrative and include additional notes for teachers. Each lesson explores an essential question relevant to the discipline and may be taught in sequence or as a stand-alone lesson. Yes, Dance Integration will help you meet important standards: • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics • Next Generation Science Standards • Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance in the Arts More important, this book provides you with a personal aesthetic realm in your classroom that is not part of any other school experience. It will help you bring joy and excitement into your classroom. And it will help you awaken a community of active and eager learners. Isn’t that what education is all about?

Dance of the Bones

Dance of the Bones
Author: J. A. Jance
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN: 9780062297662
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance of the Bones Book Excerpt:

J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, two of New York Times bestselling author J. A. Jance’s most acclaimed series characters, join forces for the first time in one of the most suspenseful works of her career. Years ago, Amos Warren, a prospector, was gunned down out in the desert and Sheriff Brandon Walker made the arrest in the case. Now, the retired Walker is called in when the alleged killer, John Lassiter, refuses to accept a plea deal that would release him from prison with time served. Lassiter wants Brandon and The Last Chance to find Amos's "real" killer and clear his name. Sixteen hundred miles to the north in Seattle, J.P. Beaumont is at loose ends after the Special Homicide Investigation Team, affectionately known as S.H.I.T., has been unexpectedly and completely disbanded. When Brandon discovers that there are links between Lassiter’s case and an unsolved case in Seattle, he comes to Beau for help. Those two cases suddenly become hot when two young boys from the reservation, one of them with close ties to the Walker family, go missing. Can two seasoned cops, working together, decipher the missing pieces in time to keep them alive?

Bone Dance

Bone Dance
Author: Wendy Rose
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1994-01-01
ISBN: 9780816514281
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Dance Book Excerpt:

A collection of poems focusing on the author's identity as a Hopi Indian, and how she fits in with today's culture and society as well as the pull of her ancestry

A Sense of Dance

A Sense of Dance
Author: Constance A. Schrader
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780736051897
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sense of Dance Book Excerpt:

This fresh, inspirational approach shows how to frame the art of dance within the context of life and how to gain the tools to appreciate, discuss and write about dance as a fine art. It also helps develop creative thinking and self-expression.

Let the Bones Dance

Let the Bones Dance
Author: Marcia W. Mount Shoop
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0664234127
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let the Bones Dance Book Excerpt:

Minister and theologian Marcia Mount Shoop Offers an analysis of Reformed heritage---and an impassioned provocation that we live more adventurously. "Beautifully written and deeply felt. This work offers a vivid theology relocated in the flesh and blood of life's utter physicality. Finally a book to recommend when people ask about resources on bodies and theology!"---Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology, The Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, Vanderbilt University "An incredibly compelling theological work. Bringing together a host of cutting-edge concerns that matter not simply to academic theologians, but to the lived life of faith, this project invokes the importance of bodies and their marking by gender, race, ethnicity, etc. Mount Shoop uses these now-familiar themes to break new ground by revealing the inadequacy of the overly verbal and cognitive character of Protestant worship and practice. It is groundbreaking."---Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Professor of Theology, Duke Divinity School, and author of Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church "Mount Shoop thiks in new ways about central theological concepts and dares to imagine a new church emerging out of them. She combines the intellectual vigor of an academic with the heart and soul of a pastor who understands what it means to lead a congregation. Happily, she writes like a poet. Let the Bones Dance is provocative, stimulating, and readable."---John M. Buchanan, pastor, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, and author of A New Church for a New World Contemporary Christian faith and practice tend to address spiritual, mental, and emotional issues but ignore the body. As a result, many believers are uncomfortable in their own skins. Mount Shoop addresses this "dis-ease" with a theology that is attentive to physical experience. She also suggests how worship services can more fully invite God to inhabit every part of a congregation---including their flesh-and-blood bodies.

Beginning Hip Hop Dance

Beginning Hip Hop Dance
Author: Durden, E. Moncell
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2019
ISBN: 1492544450
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Hip Hop Dance Book Excerpt:

Beginning Hip-Hop Dance provides dance students and general education students a strong foundation in the fundamentals of hip-hop—its techniques, styles, aesthetics, history, significant works, and artists. The text comes with a web resource of 56 video clips to aid in practicing techniques.

Wehman s Minstrel Sketches Conundrums and Jokes

Wehman s Minstrel Sketches  Conundrums  and Jokes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Minstrel shows
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Safe Dance Practice

Safe Dance Practice
Author: Quin, Edel,Rafferty, Sonia,Tomlinson, Charlotte
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-05-13
ISBN: 1450496458
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safe Dance Practice Book Excerpt:

Safe Dance Practice bridges the gap between research and application for dancers and dance educators at all levels. The book presents integrated guidelines and principles that will maximize physical and mental well-being without compromising creativity and expression.

The Whispering of Bones

The Whispering of Bones
Author: Judith Rock
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN: 1101623144
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Whispering of Bones Book Excerpt:

“Rich with telling detail and a deep feeling for time and place,”* Judith Rock¹s historical mysteries are "a great mix of mystery, excitement and intrigue...a truly excellent series.”** Paris, 1687. The last thing Jesuit Charles du Luc and his elderly confessor expect to find in an ancient crypt is a newly murdered body. Even more troubling, the shock of discovering the victim—a young man about to enter their order—proves too much for Charles’s companion. Vowing justice, Charles wants nothing more than to discover the killer, but is unexpectedly restrained from investigation. At the same moment, a fellow soldier has also entered the Jesuit Novice House, bringing Charles’s worst battlefield secret back to haunt him. And when another Jesuit disappears from the college of Louis le Grand and Charles himself is attacked, he begins to wonder whether there might be something more sinister afoot. All signs point to someone targeting Jesuits—and not even an ex-soldier like Charles may be able to escape... READERS GUIDE INSIDE *Margaret Frazer, national bestselling author of The Apostate’s Tale **The Big Thrill

Tan Tien Chi Kung

Tan Tien Chi Kung
Author: Mantak Chia
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN: 1594778418
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tan Tien Chi Kung Book Excerpt:

A fundamental Taoist practice for enhancing and utilizing chi • Includes breathing and movement exercises to promote vitality and healing through the cultivation of chi in the tan tien and perineum areas • Presents the foundational exercises that are essential for more advanced practices such as Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Cosmic Healing Tan Tien Chi Kung is the art of cultivating and condensing chi in the lower abdomen--the tan tien--the fundamental power storehouse of the body. Known as the Ocean of Chi to the ancient Taoists, this lower abdominal area holds the key to opening the body and the mind for the free and continuous movement of chi. Tan Tien Chi Kung contains specific breathing and movement exercises that develop the power of the chi stored in the body to increase vitality, strengthen organs, and promote self-healing. Mantak Chia explains how these exercises also provide a safe and effective method for receiving earth energy, which allows the practitioner to achieve balance physically, mentally, and spiritually--all of which are essential for the more advanced practices of Iron Shirt Chi Kung and Cosmic Healing. It is our mind that directs and guides our chi, but if the mind and body are out of balance or under stress, the mind cannot perform this function. The tan tien actually contains a large quantity of neurotransmitters, making it a key source of body intelligence. It is for this reason the Taoists also referred to Tan Tien Chi Kung as Second Brain Chi Kung and created exercises that would allow practitioners to gain awareness of the tan tien’s function to restore the mind-body balance that is essential for spiritual growth and optimal well-being.

The Orphan s Tales In the Cities of Coin and Spice

The Orphan s Tales  In the Cities of Coin and Spice
Author: Catherynne Valente
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-10-30
ISBN: 0553904418
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orphan s Tales In the Cities of Coin and Spice Book Excerpt:

Catherynne M. Valente enchanted readers with her spellbinding In the Night Garden. Now she continues to weave her storytelling magic in the next book of Orphan’s Tales—an epic of the fantastic and the exotic, the monstrous and mysterious, that will transport you far away from the everyday. . . . Her name and origins are unknown, but the endless tales inked upon this orphan’s eyelids weave a spell over all who listen to her read her secret history. And who can resist the stories she tells? From the Lake of the Dead and the City of Marrow to the artists who remain behind in a ghost city of spice, here are stories of hedgehog warriors and winged skeletons, loyal leopards and sparrow calligraphers. Nothing is too fantastic, anything can happen, but you’ll never guess what comes next in these intimately linked adventures of firebirds and djinn, singing manticores, mutilated unicorns, and women made entirely of glass and gears. Graced with the magical illustrations of Michael Kaluta, In the Cities of Coins and Spice is a book of dreams and wonders unlike any you’ve ever encountered. Open it anywhere and you will fall under its spell. For here the story never ends and the magic is only beginning. . . .

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance
Author: Diana Dart Harris
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2016-01-15
ISBN: 149258522X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance Book Excerpt:

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance introduces students to basic musical theatre dance techniques from a variety of genres, forms, and styles and explains how to put them into practice for performance on stage. Part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series, the text and web resource offer students what they need to know about auditions, rehearsals, performing, and caring for themselves so they can have a successful experience in a musical theatre dance course. Designed for students enrolled in introductory musical theatre dance courses, the text contains photos and descriptions of basic warm-up exercises, center work, steps from a variety of dance genres used in musical theatre dance, partnering, and lifts. For those new to dance, the text provides an orientation to the structure of a musical theatre dance class and includes information on meeting class expectations, dressing appropriately, preparing mentally and physically, maintaining proper nutrition and hydration, and avoiding injury. The accompanying web resource presents more than 60 instructional video clips to help students practice and review musical theatre dance forms, techniques, and adaptations. A glossary builds students’ fluency in the vocabulary of musical theatre dance terminology, adaptations of steps, and styles. Each chapter contains learning features to support students’ knowledge, including experiences, e-journal assignments, web links, and interactive quizzes. To dance on the musical theatre stage, students need to know how the world of musical theatre works; the expectations they must meet; and how to audition, rehearse, perform, and care for themselves. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance will arm them with the practical information as well as the historical background they need for success. Beginning Musical Theatre Dance is part of Human Kinetics’ Interactive Dance Series. The series incudes resources for ballet, tap, modern dance, and jazz that support introductory technique courses taught through dance, physical education, and fine arts departments. Each student-friendly text includes a web resource offering video clips of dance instruction, learning aids, assignments, and activities. The Interactive Dance Series offers students a guide to learning, performing, and viewing dance.

Over The Rainbow With Bhagawan Butch

Over The Rainbow With Bhagawan Butch
Author: Mildred Maiorino
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2005-08
ISBN: 0595364268
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Over The Rainbow With Bhagawan Butch Book Excerpt:

Butch was an interesting cat when he was alive. Now that he's dead he's even more so. In his feline-humanoid form-he plays the guitar and often talks to his former mistress, the writer he calls Sweet Lady. He also takes her and Ginger, the channel, on the most amazing adventures in dimensions beyond normal sight-but no less real for all of that. Once incarnated on earth to study humans, Butch is now back on "the other side" at his own "pad" as he calls it (Butch is definitely something of a Beatnik). Over there, he is recognized as a Bhagawan or spiritual Master. Sweet Lady has chronicled her dream time travels with Butch-with edits from Ginger who perches atop her monitor when she writes. She introduces us to fascinating people, shares the deeper meaning of life she discovers, and whisks us along through the wonderful realms of her imagination. But why does it seem so real? Could it be that it is the true reality she describes? "We-e-l-l-l," Bhagawan Butch would say, "that's what you gotta decide." -Laren Bright Laren Bright is an Emmy nominated and award winning writer who has spent years in helping business, authors and self-published authors provide sparkling promotional text.

Bone Dance

Bone Dance
Author: Martha Brooks
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 196
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780440227915
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bone Dance Book Excerpt:

When her father wills her a cabin on land in rural Manitoba, Alexandra meets a young man who shares her Indian heritage and her experience of being haunted by spirits.

House documents

House documents
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1895
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House documents Book Excerpt:

Race in the Vampire Narrative

Race in the Vampire Narrative
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN: 9463002928
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race in the Vampire Narrative Book Excerpt:

Race in the Vampire Narrative unpacks the vampire through a collection of classroom ready original essays that explicitly connect this archetypal outsider to studies in race, ethnicity, and identity. Through essays about the first recorded vampire craze, television shows True Blood, and Being Human, movies like Blade: Trinity and Underworld, to the presentation of vampires of colour in romance novels, graphic novels, on stage and beyond, this text will open doorways to discussions about Otherness in any setting, serving as an alternative way to explore marginality through a framework that welcomes all students into the conversation.

Floating Bones

Floating Bones
Author: Cynthia Roses-Thema
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1000263843
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Floating Bones Book Excerpt:

Floating Bones charts the author’s journey into tensegrity, which begins in ballet and culminates in a model for addressing one’s body as a teacher. Tensegrity flips traditional biomechanical models such that instead of support coming from the bones, the bones float, and it is the muscles and other soft connective tissue that provide support for the moving body. Using the model of tensegretic experience, Roses-Thema connects somatics, cognition, rhetoric, and reflective practices detailing the means that constructed approaching the body as a teacher. This study presents the argument for extending the models of thinking to include bodily thinking, by citing how the experiential perspective of tensegrity constructs physical evidence of the rhetorical concept, metis, where the body thinks as it moves. This book will be of great interest to students, scholars, and practitioners of dance, theater, and sociology.

Brief Bright Star

Brief Bright Star
Author: Joan Garwood Clark
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2005-11-21
ISBN: 1467032190
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brief Bright Star Book Excerpt:

From the Back Cover: The nineteenth century was the golden age of New Orleans theatre. Two young sisters began their careers dancing on the stage of the St. Charles Theatre. One of the sisters ran away in hopes of becoming a famous actress. With her long dark hair, large sad eyes, years of hard work and good friends, she became the theatrical sensation who created a storm of controversy with her daring portrayal of the heroine of a melodrama based on a poem by Byron. The performance in the play was highlighted by a dangerous ride she made dressed in skin-colored tights tied to the back of a live horse. The spectacle both shocked and delighted audiences in New York, San Francisco, London and Paris. She was a show business phenomenon. For a year or two in the 1860's Ada Campbell, the actress from New Orleans, who was known as Adah Isaacs Menken, became one of the highest paid actresses in the world. Her more talented younger sister found a brief love with the son of a fishing magnate who insisted they live in France. After bearing his child and training long hours, she joined the ballet chorus of the famous Paris Opera. Neither sister knew what became of the other. Young and talented in New Orleans, neither young girl could have foreseen her future harrowing life in Europe.

Is Music

Is Music
Author: John Taggart
Publsiher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN: 1619321041
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Music Book Excerpt:

Gathering the best work from nearly forty years of a important innovator in American poetry