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Britain's first professional Asian company, set up in 1976, following the murder of an Asian youth, Gurdeep Singh Chaggar, in west London, in order to explore the experience of being ... ...

Tara Arts

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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266 words

... Arts Britain's first professional Asian company, set up in 1976 , following the murder of an Asian youth, Gurdeep Singh Chaggar, in west London, in order to explore the experience of being Asian in Britain. Tara has mixed educational, devised and Agitprop work on themes ranging from old age, mental illness and problems at home to alienation among young people and racism in schools, with presentation of classical texts, such as the opening production in 1977 , an adaptation of Sacrifice by Rabindranath Tagore . After an initial learning phase up to ...

Tara Arts Group

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R. Valerie Lucas

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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208 words

... Arts Group Asian-British theatre company. Founded in 1976 in response to the racist murder of Gurdip Singh Chaggar during the Southall riots, Tara wished to express the British-Asian experience and its negotiation of diverse cultures. The group aims for a distillation of the performance traditions of the Indian subcontinent, East Asia, and Western actor training . Its distinctive fusion of drama, music , dance , and mime draws inspiration from the dramaturgy of Bharata 's Natyasastra , the classical Indian theatre treatise. Tara's first...

Tara Arts

Tara Arts  

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Britain's first professional Asian company, set up in 1976, following the murder of an Asian youth, Gurdeep Singh Chaggar, in west London, in order to explore the experience of being ...
36 The History of the Book in the Balkans

36 The History of the Book in the Balkans   Reference library

Aleksandra B. Vraneš

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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3,947 words
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Oxford University Press

...identity were preserved in monasteries, Hilandar taking the lead. The printed book evolved in parallel with the MS book in the 16 th century ( cf . 6 , 13 ). Serbia’s first press, which produced the Rujan Gospels ( 1537 ), was located at the Rujan monastery, close to the Tara Mountain. Presses were established in the monasteries of Gračanica (producing an Octoechos or prayer book, 1539 ), Mileševa (three books printed, 1544–57 ), and the Mrkša Church (two imprints, 1562–6 ). In 1552 , Prince Radiša Dmitrović founded a press in Belgrade, and...

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent

39 The History of the Book in the Indian Subcontinent   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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Oxford University Press
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...and bilingual publishing has seen the entry of a number of independent niche firms, which have brought creativity and energy to publishing. Tara in Madras publishes for the neglected young adult sector, while Kali for Women and Stree have distinguished themselves in women’s studies. Permanent Black has set a high standard for scholarly publishing; Seagull is noted for the quality of its theatre and arts books, and Roli publishes expensive art books for an overseas market. Translation is another sector that is beginning to register growth after decades...

Cecilia Beaux

Cecilia Beaux  

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(b Philadelphia, 1 May 1855; d Gloucester, Mass., 17 Sept. 1942).American painter, active mainly in Philadelphia and New York. Her training included a period in Paris, where she studied ...
Tailtiu

Tailtiu  

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Name for one of the three great fairs of early Ireland and the Fir Bolg queen there commemorated. Although much of Tailtiu's character is fixed in the pseudo-history Lebor Gabála [Book of Invasions], ...
Igor Belsky

Igor Belsky  

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(b Leningrad, 28 Mar. 1925; d St Petersburg, 3 Jul. 1999)Soviet dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He studied ballet at the Leningrad (later Vaganova) Ballet School, graduating in 1943 into ...
Scènes De Ballet

Scènes De Ballet  

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Ballet in one act choreographed to Stravinsky's score of the same title. The definitive version was choreographed by Ashton with designs by A. Beaurepaire and was premiered 11 Feb. 1948 by Sadler's ...
Arthur Mitchell

Arthur Mitchell  

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(b New York, 27 Mar. 1934)US dancer, choreographer, and ballet director. He studied at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York and at the School of American Ballet. He performed on ...
Ireland

Ireland  

After decades of prosperity Ireland's economy crashed following the global financial crisisThe Republic of Ireland occupies 80% of the island of Ireland. The remainder, Northern Ireland, is a part of ...
Taras

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

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2007
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Art & Architecture, Classical studies
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839 words
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...Graceful dancers and acrobats reflect the importance of the performing arts in Hellenistic Taras. Local workshops may have produced the numerous examples of filigree gold jewellery with exuberant vegetal motifs, found in Apulian and Tarentine tombs. From c. 425 to c. 300 bc Red-figure pottery was produced in greater quantity at Taras than at any other ancient centre, and these vases were widely traded. Mythological, theatrical and funerary scenes are the usual subjects. Taras Taras, silver medallion depicting Aphrodite , diam. 93 mm, c. 300–200 bc ...

Padamsee, Alyque

Padamsee, Alyque (1931)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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224 words

...Partap Sharma 's A Touch of Brightness was chosen for the inaugural Commonwealth Mahesh Dattani 's Tara directed by Alyque Padamsee (Theatre Group, Bombay, 1990 ) Arts Festival in London, 1965 . In 1968 , Theatre Group announced a prize for original English drama, won by Gurcharan Das 's Larins Sahib ( 1970 ), and proceeded to stage it as well as other new scripts: Gieve Patel 's Princes ( 1970 ), Das's Mira ( 1973 ), Mahesh *Dattani 's Tara ( 1990 ). While Padamsee's main contribution is his discovery of these and other Indian plays through...

Mitchell, Arthur

Mitchell, Arthur (27 Mar. 1934)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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263 words

... Taras 's Ebony Concerto ( 1960 ) and Butler 's The Unicorn , the Gorgon and the Manticore ( 1957 ). In 1966 he became artistic director of the new National Ballet of Brazil. In 1969 he founded (with Karel Shook ) the Dance Theatre of Harlem to train black dancers in classical ballet and expand their performance opportunities. He went on to choreograph many works for the company including Holberg Suite , Rhythmetron , Fête noire , and Manifestations , and to lead it on many foreign tours. In 1996 he was awarded the US National Medal of Arts....

Tailtiu

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

...martial arts at the time of Lughnasa (1 August), singing a lamentation. Coextensive with the modern hamlet of Teltown , between Navan and Kells, the Tailtiu assembly or fair [OIr. Óenach Tailten ; ModIr. Aonach Tailteann ] was celebrated intermittently from ancient times, and continued to be held even as late as about 1770 ; it was revived in the 20th century but then fell into abeyance again. In its early form Tailtiu was the principal assembly of the Uí Néill federation, but presiding at the fair became the prerogative of the king of Tara ....

Scènes de ballet

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
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200 words

...for a divertissement in Billy Rose 's revue The Seven Lively Arts , and he himself specified that it should have a cast of two soloists and a corps of four men and twelve women. Dolin choreographed and danced in it (with Markova) at its first performance, 7 Dec. 1944 , at the Ziegfeld Theater, New York. This production did not use the entire score; Ashton's was the first to do so. Later versions include G. Blank (Berlin Opera Ballet, 1952 ), Cranko (Stuttgart Ballet, 1962 ), and Taras (New York City Ballet, 1972 ). The Ashton version has been revived...

Belsky, Igor

Belsky, Igor (28 Mar. 1925)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
262 words

...graduating in 1943 into the Kirov and becoming one of the company's leading character dancers (he additionally studied acting at the Leningrad Institute for Theatre Arts, graduating in 1957 ). He created roles in Jacobson 's Shurale ( 1950 ) and Spartacus ( 1956 ), Sergeyev 's Path of Thunder ( 1958 ), Grigorovich 's The Stone Flower ( 1957 ), and Boris Fenster 's Taras Bulba ( 1955 ) while his own choreography for the Kirov included Coast of Hope (mus. A. Petrov , 1959 ), and Leningrad Symphony (mus. Shostakovitch 1961 ). Both...

Scènes De Ballet

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
510 words

...and Alicia Markova in Billy Rose 's revue The Seven Lively Arts , which, after previews in Philadelphia, opened on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theater on 7 December 1944 . Later, post-Ashton productions using the Stravinsky score were choreographed by Gustav Blank (Berlin, 1952 ), Robert Mayer (Stuttgart, 1952 ), Peter van Dyk (Hamburg, 1962 ), John Cranko (Stuttgart, 1962 ), Nicholas Petrov (Pittsburgh, 1972 ), and John Taras (New York, 1972 ). The production by Taras was done for the New York City Ballet's Stravinsky Festival and was...

Celtic Revival

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
624 words

...Connemara marble and river pearls (e.g. ‘Arbutus Berry’ torc shawl brooch made by G. & S. Waterhouse, c. 1851 ; London, V&A). In the 1850s G. & S. Waterhouse of Dublin made two copies of the Tara Brooch in parcel gilt (Belfast, Ulster Mus.) for Queen Victoria ( reg 1837–1901), which led to a vogue for jewellery with such Irish motifs as harps, Celtic crosses and Tara brooches, carved from Irish bog oak with gold or silver mounts. Both the Belleek Porcelain Factory and W. H. Goss Ltd of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, manufactured souvenir Celtic crosses of Parian...

áes dána

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature
Length:
338 words

...dána ( ‘men of art’ ), a collective term in Early Irish for the practitioners of the professions, trades, arts, and crafts. The social rank of the áes dána is reflected in Gaelic law and literature. The most important literary treatment of the áes dána is in Cath Maige Tuired , in which the professionals practising at the court of the king of Tara are listed as carpenter, smith, fighter, harper, warrior, poet and historian, sorcerer, physician, cupbearer, and brazier. Uraicecht Becc ( Small Primer ), a tract of the 8th or 9th cent., makes a broad...

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