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Navajo Night Chant – Part 2 by Sara Wright

Read Part 1 now: The original Night Chant involved four teams who danced twelve occasions each with half-hour delays in between-a total of 10 hours. The dance shifts involve two rows facing each other. Each of the six male dancers takes his female partner, dances with her to the end of the line, lowerings her […]

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Glimpsing La Vièio ié Danso – “The Untouchable Wild Goddess” – in Jóusè d’Arbaud’s Beast of Vacarés by Joyce Zonana

Early in Jouse d’Arbaud’s 1926 Provencal novella, The Beast of Vacares, the narrator, a 15 th century gardian or bull herder, describes how in summer la Vieio ie danso–the Old Dancer — “can be glimpsed on the dazzle salt flats” that surrounding the Vacares lagoon in the Camargue part of Southern France. In a tone, […]