Dance of Death

Dance of Death
also danse macabre
an imaginary dance which people are supposed to perform as they are being led to their death by a ↑skeleton (=a body consisting only of bones) representing death. It was very common in pictures and drawings in the ↑Middle Ages, but there are also descriptions of it in music and literature.

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  • Dance of Death — • Originally a species of spectacular play akin to the English moralities. It has been traced back to the middle of the fourteenth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dance of Death     Dance of Death …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Dance of Death — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dance of Death Álbum de estudio de Iron Maiden Publicación 8 de septiembre de 2003 Género(s) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dance of Death — Dance of Death …   Википедия

  • Dance Of Death — Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 8 septembre 2003 Enregistrement novembre 2002 août 2003 aux Sarm Studios (West), Londres Durée 68 min 5 s Genre(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dance of death — Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 8 septembre 2003 Enregistrement novembre 2002 août 2003 aux Sarm Studios (West), Londres Durée 68 min 5 s Genre(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dance of Death — Album par Iron Maiden Sortie 8 septembre 2003 Enregistrement novembre 2002 août 2003 aux Sarm Studios (West), Londres Durée 68 min 5 s Genre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dance with Death — Studio album by Andrew Hill Released 1980 …   Wikipedia

  • Dance of Death — Dance Dance, n. [F. danse, of German origin. See {Dance}, v. i.] 1. The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dance of Death — ist der Titel eines Romans von Douglas Preston und Lincoln Child aus dem Jahr 2005 mit dem deutschen Titel Dark Secret – Mörderische Jagd eines Musikalbums der britischen Heavy Metal Band Iron Maiden aus dem Jahr 2003, siehe Dance of Death… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dance of death — n. a symbolic portrayal, esp. in medieval art, of Death whirling persons away in dance as each dies …   English World dictionary


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