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Encyclopedia > Temple dance

Temple dance denotes a religious performance held in the temples.

Most often the term refers to the sacred Hindu temple dance sadir that used to be peformed by devadasis, who were supposed to manifest in the material body the heavenly dance of apsaras.

Picture of a temple dancer (http://home.swipnet.se/abhinaya/staty.gif)

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Shirley Temple (1076 words)
Temple's mother had once had show business aspirations, and frequently played the phonograph and attended dance recitals while she was pregnant.
Temple was a very accomplished dancer, and preferred to do her own stunts when the studio would allow it.
Shirley Temple Black remained active in Republican politics, and was named by Richard M. Nixon to serve as US ambassador to the United Nations.
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