- For the fern genus, see Terpsichore (fern). A fern is any one of a group of about 20000 Species of Plants classified in the phylum or division Pteridophyta, also known as Filicophyta A genus (plural genera from Γένος Latin genus "descent family type gender" is a low-level Taxonomic
Terpsichore, Muse of Music and Dance, an oil on canvas painting by Jean-Marc Nattier
(1739). Jean-Marc Nattier (1685 - 1766 French painter, was born in Paris, the son of Marc Nattier a portrait painter and of Marie Courtois a miniaturist
In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (pronounced /tərpˈsɪkəri/) ("delight of dancing") was one of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and Heroes the nature of the world and the origins and significance In Greek mythology, the Muses ( Ancient Greek, hai moũsai: perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root * men- "think" are Dance (from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an Art form that generally refers to movement of the body usually rhythmic The Greek chorus ( choros) is believed to have grown out of the Greek Dithyrambs and Tragikon drama in tragic plays of the ancient She lends her name to the word "terpsichorean" which means "of or relating to dance". She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre, accompanying with her music to the dancers' choirs. The lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in Classical Antiquity and later She is sometimes said to be the mother of the Sirens by Achelous. In Greek mythology, the Sirens ( Greek singular Seirēn; Greek plural Seirēnes) were three dangerous bird-women In Greek mythology, Achelous (English ækɨˈloʊəs Greek: (Achelōos was the patron deity of the "silver-swirling" Acheloos River, which Her name comes from the Greek words τέρπω ("delight") and χoρός ("dance"). The Ancient Greek language is the historical stage in the development of the Hellenic language family spanning the Archaic (c
- Terpsichore figures among her sisters in Hesiod's Theogony. Hesiod ( Greek: Hesiodos) was an early Greek Poet and Rhapsode, who presumably lived around 700 BCE Theogony ( Greek: Θεογονία theogonia = the birth of God(s is a Poem by Hesiod describing the origins and genealogies
- "Terpsichore" is the title of a large collection of dance tunes collected by Michael Praetorius, some originating with Pierre-Francisque Caroubel. Michael Praetorius (probably February 15 1571 &ndash February 15 1621 was a German Composer, organist, and writer about Music. Pierre-Francisque Caroubel (died 1611 was a French violinist and composer who collaborated with Michael Praetorius and is known for his dance music Bransles and
- Terpsichore is also found in Couperin's "Second Ordre" from the "Pieces de clavecin". The Couperin family was a dynastic musical family of professional Composers and performers
- Terpsichore is also found in the third version (HWV 8c) of Handel's opera Il pastor fido. Il pastor fido is an Opera in three acts by George Frideric Handel. This opera is sometimes referred to as Terpsicore and Il pastor fido.
Terpsichore holding an Aeolian harp
. An aeolian harp (or æolian harp or wind harp) is a Musical instrument that is "played" by the wind
Sculpted in marble by John Walsh in 1771.
The famous figurine of Terpsichore on the facade of the Fortune Theatre
. Fortune Theatre is the name of a 432 seat West End theatre in Russell Street near Covent Garden, in the City of Westminster, built in 1922-4 by Ernest
Sculpted by M H Crichton of the Bromsgrove Guild
. The Bromsgrove Guild of Applied Arts (1898&ndash1966 was a company of Modern artists and designers associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, founded by
- Terpsichore is the name of the premiere all-female a cappella group at Boston University. A cappella (Italian or Latin "From the chapel/choir" Music is Vocal music or Singing without instrumental Accompaniment For similarly-named academic institutions see Education in Boston MA.
- Terpsichore is the name of a street in uptown New Orleans. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana
- Terpsichore is mentioned in the lyrics to the song Come Dance With Me written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen for Frank Sinatra. " Come Dance With Me " is a popular song composed by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics by Sammy Cahn as the title track for Frank Sinatra's 1959 album of Sammy Cahn ( June 18, 1913 &ndash January 15, 1993) was a 4-time Academy Award -winning American lyricist songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen ( January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990) was an American Composer. Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12 1915 &ndash May 14 1998 was an American singer and actor
- Terpsichore is the name of a work of music for Wind Ensemble by Bob Margolis.
- Terpsichore was portrayed by Rita Hayworth in the 1947 film Down to Earth. Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 &ndash May 14 1987 born Margarita Carmen Cansino was a Spanish-American actress who rose to stardom in the 1940s as the era's leading Sex symbol Down to Earth ( 1947) is a musical comedy starring Rita Hayworth and Larry Parks, and directed by Alexander Hall.
- Her name is also used as one of the weapons in Soul Calibur III. is a Fighting game produced by Namco and is the Sequel to Soulcalibur II and is the fourth overall installment in the Soul The dancer class's third weapon is called the terpsichore.
- The John Cleese character in Monty Python's Cheese Shop sketch claims "I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse. John Marwood Cleese (ˈkliːz born 27 October, 1939) is a British Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film producer Monty Python (sometimes known as The Pythons) is the collective name of the six creators of Monty Python's Flying Circus, a British Television Cheese Shop is a famous sketch from Monty Python's Flying Circus. "
- The Jellicle Cats in T. S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" and in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats" musical are said to have "terpsichorean powers" which they reserve "to dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon". The Jellicle cats, or simply the Jellicles, are a type of feline mentioned in T Thomas Stearns Eliot, OM (September 26 1888 – January 4 1965 was a poet Dramatist, and Literary critic. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is a set of whimsical Poems by T Andrew Lloyd Webber Baron Lloyd-Webber (born 22 March 1948 is a British Composer of Musical theatre, the elder son of William Lloyd Webber Cats is an award-winning musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T
- Tony Award winner LaChanze provided the voice for the muse Terpsichore in Walt Disney Pictures film Hercules. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented LaChanze (born 16 December 1961) is an American actress, Singer, and Dancer. Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner was established Hercules is a 1997 Animated feature, produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on June
- In Daniel Quinn's My Ishmael, the fictional planet Terpischore is a land ravished by dancing, with dancing paralleling the rise of agriculture on Earth. Daniel Quinn (born 1935 in Omaha Nebraska) is a US Writer. He is best known for his book Ishmael (1992 which won the My Ishmael is a sequel to the novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Its plot revolves around a Gorilla named Ishmael who describes Dancing (in an unspecified manner) speeds up the growth of the natives' "favorite foods. "
- Kurt Vonnegut's character Rabo Karabekian briefly makes reference to Terpsichore in Bluebeard (1987). Kurt Vonnegut Jr (November 11 1922 – April 11 2007 (ˈvɒnəgət was a prolific and genre-bending American Novelist known for works blending Satire, Black Bluebeard the Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian (1916-1988 is a 1987 Novel by best-selling author Kurt Vonnegut.
- In the anime series Cowboy Bebop two characters' names are taken from the muse; Valeria Terpsichore and her unseen, but alluded to, husband Ural Terpsichore. is a Japanese animated television series. Directed by Shinichirō Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, Cowboy Bebop was produced by
- In the movie Xanadu (1980), Olivia Newton John plays the embodied muse Terpsichore (aka: "Kira"). Xanadu is a 1980 musical / Romance film directed by Robert Greenwald. Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE (born September 26 1948) is a Grammy Award -winning and Golden Globe -nominated English-born She lends her inspiration to a dance club/nightspot called "Xanadu". At the end of the film, she and her sister muses leave, their work done, in the same way they arrived.
- Terpsichorean was a popular adjective in Victorian music hall hyperbole. For the Fern Genus, see Terpsichore (fern. In Greek mythology, Terpsichore (tərpˈsɪkəri (Τερψιχόρη Culture The Victorian fascination with novelty resulted in a deep interest in the relationship between modernity and cultural continuities Music hall is a form of British theatrical Entertainment which was popular between 1850 and 1960 Hyperbole (haɪˈpɝːbəli hye-PER-buh-lee; "HYE-per-bowl" is a mispronunciation comes from Greek "υπερβολή" (meaning exaggeration and is a The long-running BBC TV series "The Good Old Days" recreated this style, with Leonard Sachs as a compère with a notable fondness for the word. The Good Old Days was a popular BBC Television light entertainment programme which ran from 1953 to 1983. Leonard Sachs ( 26 September 1909 - 15 June 1990) was a British actor
- In the China Miéville book "The Scar", the main characters travel on a ship called the Terpsichoria. China Tom Miéville (ˈtʃɑinɑ ˈmieɪˌvɪl (born September 6, 1972 in Norwich) is an award-winning English "fantastic fiction" The Scar is the third novel written by China Miéville, a self-described " Weird fiction " writer from London England
- Another reference in popular culture to the term "terpsichorean" is from Frank Zappa's "You Are What You Is" album, from the song "Mudd Club". Included herewith is the following lyric, "And all of the rest for whom to which to when so ever partially indeterminite biochemical degradation seek the path to the sudsy yellow nozzle of their foaming nocturnal parametric digital whole wheat interfaith geothermal terpsochorean ejectomenta".
- In the Broadway Musical Xanadu, Terpsichore is played by Andre Ward
- In the film Topsy Turvy by Mike Leigh the learning of the Japanese movements is referred to as terpsichory
- Terpsichore (TERP) is the name of a patent pending wireless broadcast system for designing, directing, and driving human movement without rehearsal created by choreographer Patrice. Xanadu, also Zanadu, Shangdu, or Shang-tu ( was the Summer capital of Kublai Khan 's This article is about the 1999 film For the Sing-Along Songs video see Disney Sing Along Songs. Mike Leigh, OBE (born February 20, 1943) is an English film and theatre director screenwriter and playwright M. Regnier.
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- (Greek mythology) One of the nine Muses, ruling over dance and the dramatic chorus. She is usually depicted sitting down, holding a lyre.
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