dance of death

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a medieval dance in which a skeleton representing death leads a procession of others to the grave

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Gundersheimer in the complete facsimile of the 1538 edition in The Dance of Death by Hans Holbein the Younger (New York: Dover Publications, 1971), xii.
The show forms part of the hugely successful Dance of Death European tour which has already been seen by close to a million fans this year.
They've also been hand-picked by Bruce Dickinson to support Iron Maiden on their Dance Of Death tour, which calls into Newcastle Telewest Arena on December 3.
Berlin Dance of Death by Helmut Altner (Spellmount Ltd, pounds 20)
Busy Sean Mathias, who helmed the recently finished Ian McKellen-Helen Mirren Broadway run of Dance of Death, directs Sondheim's Company in the D.
Adenoviruses come into the picture because their life cycle requires a delicate dance of death with the p53 suicide machine.
Normal service had been resumed by the time Dance of Death rang out, the audience rising as one.
But in some ways, tango--once called a dance of death has come back from the grave.
It has met with positive reviews from music critics who also praised the band's 2007 album, The Dance Of Death.
Horns also roared in the dance of death at the heart of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem, in a gripping account which confirmed the stature of the work.
Without Exception, at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery, features the celebrated English Dance of Death by Thomas Rowlandson.
Irom Maiden are heading to the North-east this winter, when they kick off the British leg of their Dance Of Death World Tour at the Telewest Arena in Newcastle on Wednesday, December 3.
He was very excited about it from the start," says Sean Mathias, who directed McKellen in the current Broadway production of Dance of Death and was his partner for nine years in the 1980s.
The high points were provided by Roland's performances throughout, but particularly as the Hindu widow committing suttee (ritual suicide) in "Pyre," choreographed primarily by Parsons, and by McIntyre's performance in "Sherpa," a terrifying episode accompanied by the sounds of an avalanche in which a mountaineer is pulled from his bed by the sherpa's ghost and whirled above the stage in a dance of death.
It's a movie with Old Testament overtones in mini-mart/motorway settings, and the women are incarnations of Evil and Good in a dance of death.