Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780515141665
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 354

Combining elements of the supernatural with gripping suspense and seduction, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the second novel in her Circle Trilogy… He saw where the earth was scorched, where it was trampled. He saw his own hoofprints left in the sodden earth when he’d galloped through the battle in the form of a horse. And he saw the woman who’d ridden him, slashing destruction with a flaming sword… Blair Murphy has always worked alone. Destined to be a demon hunter in a world that doesn’t believe in such things, she lives for the kill. But now, she finds herself the warrior in a circle of six, chosen by the goddess Morrigan to defeat the vampire Lilith and her minions. Learning to trust the others has been hard, for Blair has never allowed herself such a luxury. But she finds herself drawn to Larkin, a man of many shapes. As a horse, he is proud and graceful; as a dragon, beautifully fierce; and as a man…well, Blair has never seen one quite so ruggedly handsome and playfully charming as this nobleman from the past. In two months’ time, the circle of six will face Lilith and her army in Geall. To complete preparations and round up forces to fight, the circle travels through time to Larkin’s world, where Blair must choose between battling her overwhelming attraction to him—or risking everything for a love that can never be… Don’t miss the other books in the Circle Trilogy Morrigan’s Cross Valley of Silence

Publisher :
Category : Dance
ISBN : 8194643384
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 96

This book is an ode to the mythological heritage of Bharatanatyam. The visual narrative captures the rich heritage of this temple dance and its original exponents, the Devadasis or 'handmaidens of the deity'. Its repertoire of movements and moods bring alive the fascinating stories of Hindu gods and goddesses and their kaleidoscopic lives. In the following pages, the authors have traced the myths and legends that are cherished in our performing arts, to delight the culture-curious reader. And what is interesting is that in these stories, the reader will discover the inter-connectedness of ancient mythologies around the world. Perhaps such discoveries go a long way in validating the role that art plays in connecting civilizations. The book is designed to engage the reader without pedagogy or scholastic strictures, but with a lightness of touch, that entertains while it informs. Because the vision here is to weave information, anecdotes and trivia, together in the spirit of a popular cultural ranconteur. Replete with rare photographs curated from the Sohinimoksha World Dance and Communications archives, complemented by a lucid narrative that wraps facts in the language of romance and adventure, this book promises to be a collector's item for those who value the legacy of India's most celebrated dance form. For glimpses of some live performances by Sohini Roychowdhury, and her Sohinimoksha World Dance troupe, celebrating the music, dance, mythology of India and the World, go on-line to 'Dancing With The God.... with Sohinimoksha World Dance' at https://youtu.be/naR7p6SKiko

Publisher : Routledge
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9781134651108
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 280

Kathakali Dance-Drama provides a comprehensive introduction to the distinctive and colourful dance-drama of Kerala in South-West India for the first time. This landmark volume: * explores Kathakali's reception as it reaches new audiences both in India and the west * includes two cases of controversial of Kathakali experiments * explores the implications for Kathakali of Keralan politics During these performances heroes, heroines, gods and demons tell their stories of traditional Indian epics. The four Kathakali plays included in this anthology, translated from actual performances into English are: * The Flower of Good Fortune * The Killing of Kirmmira * The Progeny of Krishna * King Rugmamgada's Law Each play has an introduction and detailed commentary and is illustrated by stunning photographs taken during performances. An introduction to Kathakali stage conventions, make-up, music, acting, and training is also provided, making this an ideal volume for both the specialist and non-specialist reader.

Publisher : Canongate Books
Category : Self-Help
ISBN : 9781786891167
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 140

When Kent Nerburn received a letter from Jennifer, a young woman questioning her calling to spend her life in the arts, the writer and artist was struck by how closely her questions mirrored the doubts and yearnings of his own youth. Nerburn resolved that he would write his own letter: a letter of welcome and encouragement to all young artists setting out on the same strange and magical journey, sharing the wisdom of a life spent working in the arts. From struggles with money and the bitterness of rejection, to spiritual questions of inspiration and authenticity, Dancing With the Gods offers insight, solace and courage to help young artists on the winding road to artistic fulfilment. Tender and joyous, it is a celebration of art's power to transform the darkest of human experience and give voice to the grandest of human hopes.

Publisher : Ghagerian Publishing
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781916222021
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 360

Journey through ancient Africa by immersing yourself in this riveting story. View the world through the eyes of the enthralling characters as they dance to the hymns played by whatever gods they serve. King Ewuare is dead; another King has been captured. Now, vultures are circling to devour the once-great kingdom, Mombaka. Across all five kingdoms below the Moon Sea, new alliances are being forged to replace old ones as Kings and Queens vie for power. After betraying and leading her husband to slaughter, Queen Meha and her son, Kendi, return home to collect her prize as she watches the little boy ascend the throne. Princess Jamila remains in Amarea, navigating her way through an uneasy marriage to the Amarean Crown Prince, Gambo, with only her wits to aid her. Queen Idioba journeys deep into the mythical Agbon forest in search of a cure for the cursed Prince, Kamunde, facing many mysterious creatures on her way. Foreign merchantmen arrive in Songhai, bringing a new religion accompanied by peace and prosperity on the one hand, and chaos and destruction on the other. Across the Moon Sea, Eweka climbs up the ranks in the Vulkan army, while Lehani travels across treacherous lands and stormy waters to have her revenge on him. Up in the cold mountains and the valleys in-between, the Orbs continue rising, gaining power and strength as the lighting god prepares to unleash the great war upon them all.

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Category : Medical
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041039483
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 140

Relating the rigors of dance to the travails of the alchemical opus, the author, herself a former Martha Graham dancer, allows us to experience the process that for many gives birth to an enhanced awareness of the Self. A timely reminder of the interaction between body and soul.

Publisher : Penguin
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101128701
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 352

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents the electrifying conclusion to her powerful Circle Trilogy. Worlds have collided and centuries have elapsed as six people have brought their unique powers, their courage, and their hearts to a battle that could drown humanity in darkness… Her face, so pale when she’d removed her cloak, had bloomed when her hand had taken the sword. Her eyes, so heavy, so somber, had gone as brilliant as the blade. And had simply sliced through him, keen as a sword, when they’d met his… In the kingdom of Geall, the scholarly Moira has taken up the sword of her people. Now, as queen, she must prepare her subjects for the greatest battle they will ever fight—against an enemy more vicious than any they have seen. For Lilith, the most powerful vampire in the world, has followed the circle of six through time to Geall. Moira also has a personal score to settle. Vampires killed her mother—and now, she is ready to exact her revenge. But there is one vampire to whom she would trust her soul… Cian was changed by Lilith centuries ago. But now, he stands with the circle. Without hesitation, he will kill others of his kind—and has earned the respect of sorcerer, witch, warrior, and shape-shifter. But he wants more than respect from Moira—even though his desire for her makes him vulnerable. For how can a man with an eternity to live love a woman whose life is sure to end—if not by Lilith’s hand, then by the curse of time? “[Roberts] is one of the best writers in the romance world.”—The Best Reviews

Publisher : Vintage
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101872857
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 386

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2015 An NBC Latino Selection for Ten Great Latino Books Published in 2015 Arriving in Buenos Aires in 1913, with only a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin to her name, seventeen-year-old Leda is shocked to find that the husband she has travelled across an ocean to reach is dead. Unable to return home, alone, and on the brink of destitution, she finds herself seduced by the tango, the dance that underscores every aspect of life in her new city. Knowing that she can never play in public as a woman, Leda disguises herself as a young man to join a troupe of musicians. In the illicit, scandalous world of brothels and cabarets, the line between Leda and her disguise begins to blur, and forbidden longings that she has long kept suppressed are realized for the first time. Powerfully sensual, The Gods of Tango is an erotically charged story of music, passion, and the quest for an authentic life against the odds.

Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781789125306
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
Views : 208

The dances and ceremonials of the Native Americans of the Southwest are described and explained this information, authentic guidebook. The author, internationally famous Erna Fergusson, has drawn upon many years of personal observation and careful research. The principal religious ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande, as well as those of the Zuñi and Hopi, are represented with an understanding of their background and significance. The reader learns about such colorful events as the Corn Dances and the Eagle Dance, and spectacular ceremonies like the Shaloko of Zuñi and the Snake-dances of the Hopis. Navajo and Apache ceremonials are covered at length, with an introduction to the life-patterns of these remarkable people. Besides the principal dances widely attended by tourists, this book discusses many of the lesser-known but equally interesting and dramatic happenings which have been a part of the religious life of Southwestern Native Americans for hundreds of years. Sixteen full-page illustrations of paintings by prominent artists give insight into the subject.

Publisher : Orbis Books
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781608338641
Type : PDF, Epub and Audiobooks
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"In a time of great changes in culture and consciousness, ancient biblical wisdom may reveal new meanings and points the way toward spiritual and social renewal"--