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Dance

Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement. This movement has aesthetic and symbolic value, is acknowledged as dance by performers and observers within a particular culture. Dance can be categorized and described by its choreography, by its repertoire of movements, or by its historical period or place of origin. An important distinction is to be drawn between the contexts of theatrical and participatory dance, although these two categories are not always separate. Other forms of human movement are sometimes said to have a dance-like quality, including martial arts, cheerleading, figure skating, synchronised swimming, marching bands, many other forms of athletics. Theatrical dance called performance or concert dance, is intended as a spectacle a performance upon a stage by virtuoso dancers, it tells a story using mime and scenery, or else it may interpret the musical accompaniment, specially composed. Examples are western ballet and modern dance, Classical Indian dance and Chinese and Japanese song and dance dramas.

Most classical forms are centred upon dance alone, but performance dance may appear in opera and other forms of musical theatre. Participatory dance, on the other hand, whether it be a folk dance, a social dance, a group dance such as a line, chain or square dance, or a partner dance such as is common in western Western ballroom dancing, is undertaken for a common purpose, such as social interaction or exercise, of participants rather than onlookers; such dance has any narrative. A group dance and a corps de ballet, a social partner dance and a pas de deux, differ profoundly. A solo dance may be undertaken for the satisfaction of the dancer. Participatory dancers all employ the same movements and steps but, for example, in the rave culture of electronic dance music, vast crowds may engage in free dance, uncoordinated with those around them. On the other hand, some cultures lay down strict rules as to the particular dances in which, for example, men and children may or must participate. Archeological evidence for early dance includes 9,000-year-old paintings in India at the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Egyptian tomb paintings depicting dancing figures, dated c. 3300 BC.

It has been proposed that before the invention of written languages, dance was an important part of the oral and performance methods of passing stories down from one generation to the next. The use of dance in ecstatic trance states and healing rituals is thought to have been another early factor in the social development of dance. References to dance can be found in early recorded history; the Bible and Talmud refer to many events related to dance, contain over 30 different dance terms. In Chinese pottery as early as the Neolithic period, groups of people are depicted dancing in a line holding hands, the earliest Chinese word for "dance" is found written in the oracle bones. Dance is further described in the Lüshi Chunqiu. Primitive dance in ancient China was associated with shamanic rituals. During the first millennium BCE in India, many texts were composed which attempted to codify aspects of daily life. Bharata Muni's Natyashastra is one of the earlier texts, it deals with drama, in which dance plays an important part in Indian culture.

It categorizes dance into four types – secular, abstract, interpretive – and into four regional varieties. The text elaborates various hand-gestures and classifies movements of the various limbs, steps and so on. A strong continuous tradition of dance has since continued in India, through to modern times, where it continues to play a role in culture, and, the Bollywood entertainment industry. Many other contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional and ethnic dance. Dance is though not performed with the accompaniment of music and may or may not be performed in time to such music; some dance may provide its own audible accompaniment in place of music. Many early forms of music and dance were created for each other and are performed together. Notable examples of traditional dance/music couplings include the jig, tango and salsa; some musical genres have a parallel dance form such as baroque dance. Rhythm and dance are linked in history and practice; the American dancer Ted Shawn wrote.

A musical rhythm requires two main elements. The basic pulse is equal in duration to a simple step or gesture. Dances have a characteristic tempo and rhythmic pattern; the tango, for example, is danced in 24 time at 66 beats per minute. The basic slow step, called a "slow", lasts for one beat, so that a full "right–left" step is equal to one 24 measure; the basic forward and backward walk of the dance is so coun

All Night Wrong

All Night Wrong is the first official live album by guitarist Allan Holdsworth, released in 2002 through Sony Music Entertainment Japan and in 2003 through Favored Nations Entertainment. All tracks are written except where noted. Allan Holdsworth – guitar Chad Wackermandrums Jimmy Johnsonbass Yoshihiro Suzuki – engineering Hiroyuki Shiotsuki – engineering Mitsuru Kasai – engineering Hideyasu Hatagoshi – engineering Akinori Kikuchi – engineering Koji Suzukimastering Akira Yoda – production Hiroya Tsubaki – production Yasohachi Itoh – executive production In Review: Allan Holdsworth "All Night Wrong" at Guitar Nine Records

Catherine Pozzi

Catherine Marthe Louise Pozzi was a French poet and woman of letters. Catherine Pozzi was born in an aristocratic and bourgeois environment at the end of the 19th century, to Samuel Pozzi and gynecologist, Thérèse Loth-Cazalis, her well-educated family was friends with artists and writers, including José-Maria de Heredia and Paul Bourget. From a young age she was interested in music, at age 11 started keeping a journal, she studied for a year in Oxford. At the age of 19, she read the published diary of Marie Bashkirtseff, it had a profound effect upon her, spurring her to write intensely in her own journal, she began studying history, religion and sciences as the student of Marie Jaëll. In 1918, at the age of 37, she passed her baccalaureate. In that year, her father was murdered by one of his former patients, suffering from a paranoid delusion. Catherine Pozzi was known for six withering poems, published in 1935, which she considered her literary testament: "Ave", "Vale", "Scopolamine", "Nova", "Maya" and "Nyx".

This last was composed on 5 November 1934, shortly before her death. She left an anonymous autobiography: Agnès, an unfinished philosophical essay: Peau d’Ame; some scientific articles of hers appeared in Le Figaro. More the publication of her Journal and Journal de jeunesse renewed interest in her, her published correspondence with Paul Valéry represents only a small portion of their exchanged letters. Some of Pozzi's poems evoke those of Louise Labé, but their effect and tension seem to have little in common with the work of the 16th century. Friends of hers included Rainer Maria Rilke, Anna de Noailles, Jean Paulhan, Henri de Régnier, Pierre Jean Jouve. At age 25, she married the popular dramatist Édouard Bourdet. In 1909 their son Claude was born. Around 1910, she began to exhibit symptoms of tuberculosis, she began in 1920 a tumultuous relationship with Paul Valéry, which lasted eight years and gave rise to important correspondence. The rift between them distanced her from the Paris salons and caused her to have a terrible feeling of isolation.

She died in Paris on 3 December 1934, after illness with tuberculosis as well as morphine and laudanum use. Très haut amour, Gallimard Poésie. ISBN 2-07-042105-8 Poèmes, Gallimard / Métamorphoses. ISBN 2-07-025224-8 Catherine Pozzi, Œuvre poétique, éd. Lawrence Joseph, Paris, La Différence, « Littérature », 1988. Agnès, Paris, La Différence, 1988, coll. "Minos", 2002. ISBN 2-7291-1413-0 Peau d'âme, prés. Lawrence Joseph, Paris, La Différence, « Philosophia perennis », 1990. Catherine Pozzi, Rainer Maria Rilke, Correspondance 1924-1925, prés. Lawrence Joseph, Paris, La Différence, « Littérature », 1990. Catherine Pozzi, Jean Paulhan, Correspondance 1926-1934, éd. Françoise Simonet-Tenant, Paris, C. Paulhan, « Pour mémoire », 1999. Catherine Pozzi et Jean Paulhan, Correspondance 1926-1934, Ed. Claire Paulhan 1999. La flamme et la cendre: Correspondance. Gallimard / Blanche 2006, 830 p. ISBN 2-07-077254-3 Catherine Pozzi, Journal de jeunesse: 1893-1906, éd. Claire Paulhan, ISBN 2-912222-02-8 Catherine Pozzi, Journal: 1913-1934, éd. et annot.

Claire Paulhan, préf. Lawrence Joseph. Paris, Ramsay, 1987 / Seghers, 1990 / C. Paulhan, « Pour mémoire », 1999. Réédité chez Éditions Phébus: ISBN 2-7529-0044-9 Lawrence Joseph: Catherine Pozzi, Une robe couleur du temps, Ed. de la Différence, 1988. ISBN 2-7291-0318-X Pierre Boutang, Karin Pozzi et la quête de l'immortalité, Paris, La Différence, « Mobile matière », 1991. ISBN 2-7291-0654-5 Mireille Diaz-Florian: Catherine Pozzi. La vocation à la nuit. Préface de Claire Paulhan. Collection: "Le cercle des poètes disparus"Éditions Aden.2008 Photo of Catherine Pozzi Photo of Catherine Pozzi

Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. Inspired by the work of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of Boy Scouts, Juliette Low joined the Girl Guide movement in England, forming a group of Girl Guides in Great Britain in 1911. In 1912 she returned to the United States, established the first U. S. Girl Guide troop in Savannah, that year. In 1915, the United States' Girl Guides became known as the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low was the first leader, she stayed active until the time of her death. Her birthday, October 31, is commemorated by the Girl Scouts as "Founder's Day". Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon was born on October 1860 in Savannah, Georgia, she was named after her grandmother, Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie, nicknamed Daisy, a common nickname at the time, by her uncle. She was the second of six children born to William "Willie" Washington Gordon II, a cotton broker with the firm Tison & Gordon, renamed to W. W. Gordon & Company, Eleanor "Nellie" Lytle Kinzie, a writer whose family played a role in the founding of Chicago.

Six months after her birth, her father joined the Confederate States Army to fight in the American Civil War. In 1864, due to the close proximity of Union troops to Savannah, she moved with her mother and two sisters to Thunderbolt, Georgia. After the Union victory in Savannah the same year, her family received many visits from General William T. Sherman, a friend of her uncle. Sherman arranged an escort to take her family to Chicago in March 1865. Upon arriving in Chicago, Gordon Low became sick with brain fever, although she recovered without severe complications. A few months after President Andrew Johnson issued the amnesty proclamation, her father reunited with the family to move back to Savannah; as a young child, Juliette Gordon Low was accident-prone, she suffered numerous injuries and illnesses. In 1866, her mother mentioned in a letter that "Daisy fell out of bed – on her head, as usual...." That same year, she broke two of her fingers so that her parents considered having them amputated.

She suffered frequent earaches and recurring bouts of malaria. Gordon Low spent more time pursuing poetry than she did working on school work, she wrote and performed plays, she started a newspaper with her cousins called The Malbone Bouquet, which featured some of her early poetry. She formed a club with the goal of helping others; the Helpful Hands Club learned to sew, tried to make clothes for the children of Italian immigrants. She was dubbed "Crazy Daisy" by her family and friends, due to her eccentricities, her cousin Caroline described her by saying, "While you never knew what she would do next, she always did what she made up her mind to do." Gordon Low's parents raised her with traditional Southern values, they emphasized the importance of duty, obedience and respect. By the age of 12 she had started boarding school, attending several boarding schools during her teen years, including Miss Emmett's school in New Jersey, the Virginia Female Institute, the Edgehill School, Mesdemoiselles Charbonniers, a French finishing school in New York.

While studying at Edgehill, she joined the secret group Theta Tau, where members held meetings and earned badges. In 1880, after she had finished boarding school, Gordon Low took painting lessons in New York. Among her teachers was Robert Walter Weir, a prominent landscape painter. After the death of her sister Alice in 1880, Gordon Low relocated to Savannah to take over the household duties, while her mother grieved. During this period she met William Mackay Low, the son of a family friend, they began courting in secret. William Low left Savannah to study at the University of Oxford, they didn't meet again until three years in 1884. Gordon Low traveled to Europe while they were separated, she learned several new skills including shorthand, bareback riding, hunting partridge. In late 1885, William Low proposed marriage; the Lows' Savannah nuptials were held on her parents' wedding anniversary, December 21, 1886. The couple spent their honeymoon at St. Catherines Island near Savannah, GA, they leased property in London and Scotland, spending the social season in London and the hunting season in Scotland.

They spent much of their first two years of marriage apart, due to her medical problems and his long hunting trips and gambling. The long separations, combined with Gordon Low's inability to have children, caused a strain on their relationship. Gordon Low spent her time painting, she learned woodworking and metalworking, she designed and built iron gates for her home in Warwickshire. She hosted many parties and events at the house and received visits from HRH Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, a friend of her husband, Rudyard Kipling, whose wife was related to her mother, she devoted time to charity work. She made regular visits to a woman with leprosy and cared for the poor in a nearby village, joined the local nursing association. By 1895 Gordon Low was growing unhappy in her relationship, she spent time alone with her husband, who had grown distant and began to have affairs and drink heavily. In 1901, Anna Bridges Bateman, the widow of Sir Hugh Alleyne Saceverell-Bateman, stayed as a guest at the Lows' home in Scotland.

Gordon Low discovered her husband's affair with Bateman, whereupon she left to stay with friends and family. She worried that he planned to divorce her, so she sent him a telegram asking for a year before making any final decisions. Although he didn't want a divorce or a separation, he wrote Gordon Low a year to ask that they live apart permanently

Soul (Ray Bryant album)

Soul is an album by pianist Ray Bryant released on Sue Records in 1965. The Allmusic review stated "Ray Bryant is a master of soul-jazz but these 1964 studio recordings are a bit of a disappointment.... Bryant leans a bit too toward rhythm & blues, while his music might have been more interesting heard as piano solos. A piano of questionable tuning and muddy sound hardly helps matters.... Most fans of Ray Bryant can safely bypass this release". All compositions by Ray Bryant except where noted "I Miss You So" – 3:24 "I Almost Lost My Mind]]" – 4:17 "Since I Fell For You" – 2:55 "They All Say I'm The Biggest Fool" – 2:37 "Gospel Bird" – 4:25 "Little Suzie'65" – 2:29 "Lonely Avenue" – 3:30 "Please Send Me Someone to Love" – 3:40 "Stick With It" – 4:03 "I Don't Care Who Knows" – 3:49 "Goldfinger" – 2:40 "Adalia" – 2:48 Ray Bryant – piano Wally Richardsonguitar Tommy Bryantbass Sonny Brown, Walter Perkinsdrums

Chuck Payne

Chuck Payne is an American politician who has served in the Georgia State Senate from the 54th district since 2017. Senator Chuck Payne, a Republican, was first elected to serve as the State Senator for the 54th district in January of 2017. Senator Payne serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate State and Local Governmental Operations Committee, Ex-Officio of the Senate Public Safety Committee, Secretary of the Senate Finance Committee, Secretary of the Senate Higher Education Committee and Secretary of the Senate State Institutions and Property Committee. Senator Payne serves as Chairman of the Senate Finance Sub-Committee on issues pertaining to Ad Valorem Taxes. Sen. Payne served four years in the Army and the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC, it was during this time that he met the love of his life, Angie Sellers, they were married in January of 1988. In that same year, they moved back to Dalton and Sen. Payne began his 30-year career of public service to troubled youth and their families with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Sen. Payne retired from the Department of Juvenile Justice with 30 years of service on October 31, 2016. Sen. Payne has always maintained his affinity for working with youth. In his 30 years with the Department of Juvenile Justice, he helped a countless number of kids who found themselves on the wrong side of the law, many give him credit for helping to turn their lives around. Sen. Payne has volunteered to coach little league sports for both boys and girls, having coached basketball, softball and football over the course of many years. Sen. Payne has been involved in civic efforts over the past 28 years, he has served as Chairman of the Whitfield County Republican Party of Georgia throughout the years of 1997-2005 and 2013-2016. He was elected among his peers to serve as Vice-Chair of both the GA-9th Congressional District Republican Party and the GA-14th District Republican Party. Throughout his 28 years of volunteer effort, “principle above politics” has remained the focus of his efforts in building consensus of conservative ideals and principle across North Georgia, devoting the balance of his time to his family and services of his faith.

Sen. Payne and his wife, have two children – son, Chaz Payne and daughter, Heather Johnson and son in-law, Daniel Johnson. In March of 2019, their family welcomed the birth of their first grandchild