• Dance Expressions

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    PUBLISHED: July 19, 2013 12:13 pm

    In an ever-changing world, some basic human traditions and behaviors endure. For over a century, National Geographic has been capturing people around the world as they move and express themselves through dance.

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    Two entertainers perform an East Indian dance in April 1916.Photograph by Franklin Price Knott, National Geographic.

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    Children dance in front of a shop in Caracas, Venezuela.Photograph courtesy Magnum Photos.

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    A young girl performs a sword dance over a crossed saber and scabbard in Scotland, 1957.Photograph by Kathleen Revis, National Geographic.

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    Teenage girls dance in evening gowns at a 1993 prom in Stearns, Kentucky.Photograph by Karen Kasmauski, National Geographic.


    Street dancers perform a skirt dance in Delhi, India, in April 1907.Photograph by Eliza R. Scidmore, National Geographic.

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    Young Tutsi boys dance and reenact “bow-and-arrow combat” in 1939 Rwanda.Photograph by Franz Stoedtner, National Geographic.

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    Women dance during morning worship at Bethlehem Abhaya Bhavan Charitable Society in Kerala, India.Photograph by Lynn Johnson, National Geographic.

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    An Egyptian belly dancer performs for tourists in a Cairo nightclub in May 1972.Photograph by Winfield I. Parks Jr., National Geographic.

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    Ballet students practice under the eye of a Russian instructor in Cairo, Egypt, in May 1972.Photograph by Winfield I. Parks Jr., National Geographic.

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    Locals stage a Days of ’98 show for visitors to a gold-rush community in Skagway, Alaska, in June 1965.
    Photograph by W.E. Garrett, National Geographic.

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    Dancers at a Chicago nightclub move to the music in April 1978.Photograph by Steve Raymer, National Geographic.

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