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I. History of Religions – II. Dance, Gesture, Movement and Religion – III. Dance, Gesture, Movement and the Christian Tradition

I. History of Religions

In contrast to pure movement, dance consists of intentional, differentiated, recurring and rhythmic elements. Initially, natural rhythms such as the beating of the heart, rainfall or animal sounds were imitated and translated into mo…

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Gundlach, Helga Barbara, Apostolos-Cappadona, Diane and Kane, Thomas A., “Dance”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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