The fabric of Indian folk culture has been spun with yarns from different cultures: the Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and English cultures. And it is this cultural diversity that makes Indian folk culture interesting and colourful. Indian folk culture is so varied that it would be difficult to generalise it. However, as with all folk cultures it has been handed down by oral tradition, and has a strong sense of community. In a country whose cities boast of ballroom dancing classes, it is refreshing to see folk dance continue to hold its ground.
Diverse cultures perform different ceremonies and rituals when couples are to be committed. Certain cultures have very different ways in which they perform their wedding ceremonies. Other cultures have very similar wedding rituals. However, the traditions of marriage in Lithuania were passed down from generation to generation over many centuries. In Lithuania, weddings do not only join a man and woman together, they also join two distinct families together.
The attire utilized by the Pow-wow culture and by the Aztec dancers is very similar because they could both make music with their uniform. Another similarity between the Pow-wow culture and the Aztec dancers is that they both gather for religious occasions. These both cultures allow men women and children participate in these activities. The difference they have is that performances done by the Aztec dancers are only for religious purposes unlike the Pow-wow culture competes and receives monetary recognitions. Every distinct culture has different ways of portraying their beliefs
But the beauty pageant was not like the ones that we have nowadays. Back in this day and age the contest was based only on looks. What the contestants did was they would send in a picture of the lady participating in the contest and instead of judges they had the public vote on who they liked the best. So in August 19, 1888 the first ever beauty pageant was completed and 18 year old Bertha Sourcaret was the girl who the public liked best (Weiss, 2011). Nowadays there are many opinions on what beauty pageants are and
Kabuki theatre originates from 17th century Japan and began with a female dancer by the name of Okuni. Okuni became popular for her parodies of Buddhist prayers. She formed an all female troupe of performers which would become the ﬁrst dramatic entertainment of importance for the common people of Japan. Okuni's form of Kabuki was known for being very seductive. It's promiscuous nature rose several moral concerns with the government as the performers were often available for prostitution.
Although the events that comprise the festival look just like entertainment, there is significance behind it all. Through the underlying values behind these rituals of Sanja Matsuri, the connection I feel between the festival and I, are the values of honor and pride. The Sanja Matsuri festival expresses honor through the rituals of parades, music, and dancing to commemorate the three men whom founded the Sensouji temple. The Sanja Matsuri (“Three Shrine Festival”) is one of the largest Shinto festivals held in Tokyo. Sanja Matsuri always occurs on the third weekend of May at the Asakusa shrine starting on Saturday and ending on Monday.
Dance is still used for this purpose by many cultures from the Brazilian rainforest to the Kalahari Desert. Sri Lankan dances goes back to the mythological times of aboriginal yingyang twins and "yakkas" (devils). According to a Sinhalese legend, Kandyan dances originate, 250 years ago, from a magic ritual that broke the spell on a bewitched king. Many contemporary dance forms can be traced back to historical, traditional, ceremonial, and ethnic dance. The number of people taking part in dance classes world wide is increasing, with dance allowing people to be more active, socialise within local communities and develop creative skills.
The dictionary defines dance as "an artistic form of nonverbal communication" (dance). As Christians we have always heard that dancing is immoral; that dancing only led to one thing- sex. Although this is the general belief, many people find the art of ballet, such as The Nutcracker to be tasteful. Dancing embodies passion, grace and poise. Dancing is not just a mating ritual as we have been told; it is a story that is too good for words.
American Tribal usually wear wide legged pants gathered at the ankles and full skirts. Costumes aren’t necessarily authentic because to large of extent no one really knows what the women wore back then. They said that the women back then where influenced by other tribes and cultures on what to wear. Tribal dancing is similar to folkloric dancing and some of the moves were taking from folkloric dance moves. They use a lot of the folk styles in mainly the American styles of tribal.
Kobayashi considered the Kabuki(歌舞伎) theater to be very old and elitist. Since Western song and dance shows were getting more popular, Kobayashi thought that an all female theater group might be well received by the general public. All performers are women - a unique feature, considering the composition of other revue companies around the world. The first performance of the Takarazuka was in 1914. The troupe changed its name to The Takarazuka Revue Company in 1940.