the dance myth

the nine muses ll terpsikhore; muse of dance {6/9}

TERPSIKHORE [Terpsichore] was one of the nine Mousai, the goddesses of music, song and dance. Terpsikhore was so named because she delights her disciples with dance. Her name means ‘delighting in dance’ and is derived from the Greek words terpsis [”to delight"] and khoros [“dance”].  In the classical era, she was named Muse of choral song and dance, and according to legend, she is mother of the sirens by Achelous who was one of the river gods. 

Dictator
Dan Smith
Dictator

Dan smith’s pre-bastille artistry. This is my favourite song he’s made before bastille. Its pure art. It never fails to leave me crying to be honest. Such deep and meaningful lyrics. And the best thing is that he’s still just as amazing of an artist. 

God Oddities - Kali

One myth says that Kali was terrorizing a forest when one of Shiva’s devotees pleads to him to stop his wife’s destruction. Shiva confronts Kali, who refuses to leave. So they have a dance-off, naturally. Shiva plays dirty and lifts his foot over his head, considered a very masculine gesture. Due to her modesty, Kali is unable to imitate the move and loses the dance-off (but not her dignity). 

Writing: Culture

Aspects of culture to consider:

(applies equally well to constructed societies as it does to real ones)

  • Food
  • Clothing

  • Language
  • Government

  • Social hierarchy
  • Societal values/expectations

  • Religion
  • Public infrastructure

  • Economy
  • Architecture

  • Education
  • Greetings

  • Etiquette
  • Superstitions

  • Skepticisms
  • Holidays

  • Family structure
  • Traditions (especially for marriage, eating, and other universals)

  • Definition of friendship and value thereof
  • Music

  • Dancing
  • Myths, legends, and the structure of story-telling

Annnnnd how these all ties into their history and geography.

What would they share? What would they consider appropriative (if anything)?

DANIEL SUNSHINE SMITH

Hello, hi. I feel a little on edge right now. And making lists help a lot. So, here. Have this list about my sunshine.

Things Dan Smith does or about Dan Smith that I find hella adorable

  1. The way he waves his arms in the air, conducting the slow tempo music bit before No Angels.
  2. His use of words like “Wicked”, “Mental”, “You lot” that show how English he truly is.
  3. When the guys were performing at the London EU Referendum gig #Voting , and they were about to do Pompeii, and Dan goes “If you know this one, help us out because I am terrified!” in that shaky lost puppy manner.
  4. His dancing on stage. Look, it may be shitty. But its still cute. Like he’s trying to get gum off his shoes.
  5. HEAD-BANGING WHILE HE’S PLAYING THE KEYBOARD DURING THAT ONE PART OF OVERJOYED. or just him head-banging any time. Because no one head-bangs like dan smith head-bangs.
  6. How he sings with his English accent and does not hide it at all like some other singers. 
  7. “As you would’ve noticed, I am the worst fucking dancer.”
  8. “Easiest dance in the world. Its the pogo.” *Dan hops up and down*
  9. “So, thats your cue - if you guys can be bothered - for you all to get down with me. Not in a kinky way.”
  10. HIS POTTY MOUTH!!!!!!!!
  11. His clothing style-slash-fashion sense. I seriously live for it. Sometimes I wear hoodies and roll up the sleeves halfway and sing Bastille songs, pretending I’m Dan Smith. Ngl. The kinds of shirts he wears are always cool too.
  12. HIS MODESTY AND HUMILITY. AND PESSIMISM. AND SELF-DEPRECATING HUMOR. 
  13. The infamous pointing finger pose he always does.
  14. THE WHISPERED “Three.. Four…” WHEN HE STARTS SINGING LESSER OF 2 EVILS. OH MY FUCKING GOD.
  15. YO I LOVE THE NOTE PROGRESSION AS HE SINGS “HELP ME” FOUR TIMES, EACH TIME GOING HIGHER IN CAMPUS.
  16. Him asking the crowd to fake sing along to the songs that haven’t been officially released thINKING NO ONE KNOWS THE LYRICS. LIKE BITCH I’VE HAD THESE LYRICS MEMORISED BY HEART FOR WAY TOO LONG ALREADY.
  17. The way he looks up to David Lynch so much. 
  18. The way he looks up to several different artists of different genres for inspiration. I heard that he mentioned Regina Spektor as a huge influence for his pre-bastille music. And now he’s naming names like Kanye. Like woah am I the only who finds that hecka cool?
  19. His love for teasing us. FUCK U DAN. STOP THAT. I CANT DECIDE IF THATS REALLY FUCKING CUTE OR REALLY FUCKING ANNOYING. “soo-” no stfu, dont u dare say soon.
  20. HIS NERDY PERSONALITY. there is no nerd bigger than dan smith on this planet.
  21. The way he says “If, I’m not steady, BABY, they’ll take control”. Petition for Dan to sing/say baby more often. Thanks. Much appreci8.
  22. CLIMBING UP SCAFFOLDINGS DURING FLAWS.
  23. Also this is really specific but if you watch their acoustic performance of flaws in Le Petit Palais, see how Dan (and Woody!! uGH SO CUTE) look around the museum in wonder and awe of the art, before singing. ITS LIKE ART ADMIRING ART. Truly beautiful.
  24. Adding on to the last one, I love when Dan’s vocals echo off the walls in a place with really good acoustics. IT’S SEX.
  25. ALSO WHEN HE LIKE NODS OR BOUNCES HIS HEAD UP TO TRY AND REACH A NOTE. FUCK.
  26. The fact that he wanted to be a journalist or film-maker if he didn’t become a musician. BECAUSE COINCIDENTALLY, THAT HAS BEEN MY LIFE GOALS SINCE I WAS A CHILD. LIKE SPECIFICALLY THOSE TWO CAREERS.
  27. Ok, last one but when Dan smiles or laughs or just exists!! AHHHH WHAT BEAN. 

Okay sorry this was long but I feel better now. 

The Legend of the Crane

Chinese legend has it that cranes live for a thousand years. Well, that’s legend but the Crane may conceivably be the oldest bird on earth; there is fossil proof that they existed over 60 million years ago. Cranes mate for life and have a beautiful and elaborate courtship dance which involves the intertwining of their long necks combined with much clacking of their beaks as if kissing. In Greek and Roman myth the dance of cranes  was seen as a love of joy and a celebration of life. The crane was usually considered to be a bird of Apollo, the sun god, who heralded in Spring and light.

Throughout all of Asia, the crane has been a symbol of happiness and eternal youth. In Japanese, Chinese, and Korean tradition, cranes stand for good fortune and longevity. However, the crane’s strongest association is with the soul.

The powerful wings of the crane were believed to be able to convey souls up to paradise and to carry people to higher levels of spiritual enlightenment. Over time, the crane has also evolved as a favorite subject of the tradition of paper folding – origami. It is said that a thousand folded cranes, one for each year of its life, makes a wish come true.

The Schools When Tired

Fire: tired? Me? Bro you got th- *snoring noises*

Ice: the bags under my eyes are Versace bitch be jealous

Storm: the next person that comes within 10 feet of me is getting punched in the face.

Death: *listens to music quietly and tries not to pass out*

Life: :) yes I’m tired thank you for noticing. Tired of your bULLSHIT STOP ASKING ME TO HE

Myth: *dances* this is my staying awake dance you can’t sleep if you’re dancing riGHT CYRUS DRAKE SENPAI

Balance: *knocks head gently against wall*

haut-wie-bleichmittel  asked:

What Do you think how I could experience girlhood to the fullest? Can you describe what dreams and nostalgia are for? What are some activities to live life as if it was a poem?

1. girlhood
♡ dance in sunlight
♡ weep in moonlight
♡ weave flowers into your hair
♡ bathe in honey
♡ let mango juice drip down your chin
♡ be free…for being a girl truly is allowing your mind to become active and dreamy; unafraid of what may come.

2. dreams and nostalgia
a. dreams
my opinion lies in freud’s: he considered dreams to reveal the unconscious as it is in dreams that the ego’s defenses are lowered so that some of the repressed material comes through to awareness in a distorted form. one may find out far more than they wished of themselves simply through a detachment from reality.
b. nostalgia
nostalgia is a liar. it is man’s holding onto the past, for he fears to let go and grow. he is afraid of change, so he drags his feet into the mud; gazing off into the hazy distance of a sunset saying, “that is where I wish to be”. and yet, he is pointing directly at a massive ball of fire at 5,778K.

3. an ethereal lifestyle
♡ drink peach nectar 
♡ study constellations 
♡ talk to faeries
♡ sleep in gardens
♡ listen to the sea
♡ read myths
♡ dance with the moon
♡ sing lullabies