danse macabre

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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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Glissenti's book must also be seen in the tradition of the more forbidding danse macabre, an artistic and literary motif that flowered throughout Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Winner Danse Macabre, backed from 9-2 to 7-2 for the in-form Flood team
His own arrangement of Saint-Saens Danse Macabre was impressive with its sinister counterpoint and sudden vanishing act.
This is one of the pivotal stories Stephen King's Danse Macabre credits as the face of horror.
While she wanted the scene to be heart wrenching and aggressive, Styler says she did not want it to be violent, but rather have a visual "almost like a danse macabre" and for it to be full of "kinetic energy," with the corridors to seemingly have their own personalities.
A musical prodigy, he is best-known for works including Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse Macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third ("Organ") Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886).
25" and Ravel's "Tzigane" are colorful and sensuous, Saint-Saens's "Danse macabre" and Dukas's "L'apprenti sorcier" are more fantastical and familiar to the ears as the former was used by figure skater Yuna Kim during her short program in 2009 World Figure Skating Championships while the latter was used as film music for Disney's "Fantasia."
3 Which light drama series, starring Alan Davies, had a theme tune provided by Camille Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre? 4 Who starred alongside Richard Briers in a controversial, short-lived black comedy called If You See God, Tell Him?
As a result of her dedication and hard work, this week, at the age of 12, she is preparing to compete in her first British Championships where she will be skating to Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens.
Other highlights included Wagner's Flying Dutchman overture, and Saint-Saens' famous Danse Macabre, with Malloy telling the story over the orchestra.
Borough Organist Gordon Stewart is at the console of the Huddersfield Town Hall organ for a concert of Halloween-inspired music, including Saint-Saens Danse Macabre and Suite Gothique by Boellmann.
Two aspects of the medieval eschatological tradition in particular ritualize such spatial inversion: the cadaver or transi tomb, and the danse macabre. Depictions of Death as skeleton, corpse, or hooded figure acquire much of their power from being placed in recognizably earthly surroundings--to generations steeped in the language of images, a blade of grass was sufficient to "place" an image in an earthly habitation.
These intertextual allusions all point to an underlying image or subtext, nowhere articulated but everywhere evoked, excavated from deep in the Western cultural repertoire: the danse macabre or dance of death, mingling death and gaiety, skeletons and music.
One of these, an eight-screen danse macabre, which gives the exhibition its title, offers a ghostly enquiry into solitude and death, making use of Kentridge's trademark silhouettes.
I have selected three early depictions of the printing press on which to focus (although other depictions will also be introduced where necessary to flesh out the argument): the famous danse macabre set in a printing shop, part of a set of danses macabres published by Mathias Huss in 1499; (4) the printer's devices (also called marks) depicting a printing press that were used by Josse Bade, commonly known as Badius, in the first three decades of the sixteenth century (1507, 1520, and 1529); and Albrecht Durer's 1511 drawing of a printing press.