Lines of movement undulated softly, nowhere bending sharply or breaking.
These Asiatic girls brought a true feminine style to Egyptian dance.) was among them, and he became an influential dance theoretician.
The Apis cult dances of Egypt had their equivalent in the Cretan bull dance of about 1400 .
Female characteristics were stressed in a stately and devout round dance in honour of the gods, performed by choruses of virgins.
Numerous vase paintings and sculptural reliefs offer proof of an ecstatic dance connected with the cult of maenads.
These dances, culminating in ceremonies representing the death and rebirth of the god Osiris, became more and more complex, and ultimately they could be executed only by specially trained dancers.
From Egypt also come the earliest written documentations of the dance.