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~ Morris Dancers ~ dancing by the sea in Cowes ~ the British keep their traditions alive ~ I admire the pride that unites their country ~

Dansen in Gambia | Lees meer over reizen in Gambia en Afrika op

Many who practice this kind of dancing view it as a means of prayer. "A Kathak dancer overcomes the limits of the body by becoming a vehicle of the divine. "

Traditional OKINAWA(RYUKYU) costume.. Mourn the beautiful traditional dress if so many cultures...we will all be alike soon.

Kuchipudi- A Classical Indian dance from Andhra Pradesh, India

abeautifulcasualty: Natasha Oughtred and Jamie Bond in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker.

Japanese Crane Courtship Dance - Japanese cranes have one of the most intricate and beautiful courtship dances in the world. These birds can live for 60 years.

“In Black Africa, many women traditionally pride themselves on being dancers and birthers – endeavours that require uncompromising physical strength, mental clarity, rhythmic integrity, and a direct link to forces greater than themselves. As dancers they give birth, bringing to the birth process the tremendous strength acquired over years of night long and sometimes week-long- ‘spirit dances’.honouring of womanhood, the deities, the ancestors, the darkness.

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14 Signs You're A Bharatnatyam Dancer

This was my life for 13 years and I can still relate