Best Cultural Destinations
Best Cultural Destinations
Stories about the world's unique cultures & our shared human experience
 
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Dance

Dance is a powerful mode of communicating in a visceral way. Before the invention of written languages, dance was a primary method of passing stories down from generation to generation. Dance is an intrinsic part of life on many levels--social, ceremonial, competitive, eroctic, martial or sacred. Dance plays an important role in forging a collective identity, embodying a culture's history and values, and providing the means to connect physically, emotionally and as a community. At the same time, dance is a universal language; while some of the gestures and movements may be nuanced, a dance performance is an artistic experience that clearly conveys the many dimensions of the human condition.