One of the eight forms of India's classical dances, Kathak, meaning “story teller,” originated in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India, and there are references to this dance form in sources dating from the third and fourth centuries B.C. Kathak dance, today characterized by fast, rhythmic footwork, became sophisticated court entertainment with the advent of Mogul culture in northern India.
Entertainment is all right, but Entertainment with an idea behind it is much more important.gregory peck
Entertainment and learning are not opposites; Entertainment may be the most effective mode of learning.herbert marcuse
What is art is not likely to be decided for decades or longer after the work has been producedand then is often redecidedso we must not think badly if we regard literature as Entertainment rather than as transcendent enlightenment.Richard Condon
Crooning. A reprehensible form of singing that established itself in light Entertainment music in about the 1930s. It recommended itself at first to would-be singers without voices who were unable to acquire an adequate technique and later to a large public because anything, however inartistic, is likely to become popular if only it is done often enough by a large enough number of people.eric blom
This day showed us that we are all completely voyeurs greedy for thrilling Entertainment no matter if this is real or not.uwe boll
Twenty-eight years ago, I created my first game on an Apple II in my bedroom closet at a time when the interactive Entertainment industry was taking its first baby steps. Today the games business has grown to a multi-billion dollar industry and we are just at the tip of the iceberg. I'm thrilled to have been a part of this successful journey and I'm extremely honored by the Academy's Hall of Fame induction.richard garriott
Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow Entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy. Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or craft. It’s about being rich and thinking that you’re better than everybody else.joseph gordon levitt
The tyranny of necessity grants its slaves three kinds of freedom: opinion free from intellect, Entertainment free from art, and orgies free from love.Karl Kraus
I searched the FM band but there was nothing besides other pious pleaders, and they didn't come in too well. The AM band offered about the same thing, only with worse reception, nothing remotely describable as news, and no music because commercial Entertainment as we knew it was no more, and its handmaiden, advertising had gone with it.james howard kunstler
Japan is very much a TV-centred Entertainment industry. So when you talk about big stars in Japan, generally they are people who are on television. I work mostly in movies.chiaki kuriyama
In the world of Pierre Schaeffer, experimentation and Entertainment were synonymous; any division between the avant-garde and the everyday simply did not exist.pierre schaeffer
Why westerns get segregated into a genre in Hollywood, I don't know... It's just good Entertainment.tom selleck
The analysis of character is the highest human Entertainment.Isaac Bashevis Singer
What the mass media offers is not popular art, but Entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. This is bad for everyone; the majority lose all genuine taste of their own, and the minority become cultural snobs.wystan hugh auden
Human beings today ... are surrounded by huge institutions we can never penetrate: the City [London's Wall Street], the banking system, political and advertising conglomerates, vast Entertainment enterprises. They've made themselves user friendly, but they define the tastes to which we conform. They're rather subtle, subservient tyrants, but no less sinister for that.j. g. ballard
It's mind-boggling to consider that movies this bad are actually committed to film. The poor quality of The Pest in almost every category humor, intelligence, creativity, and just plain Entertainment value ranks it somewhere between a bad infomercial and a local cable newscast. Rarely do I consider the act of seeing a movie to be a chore, but this kind of experience is the exception - Directed By Paul Miller.james berardinelli
Mathemagical mathematics combines the beauty of mathematical structure with the Entertainment value of a trick.martin gardner
He is a prophet and not a poet and therefore his Koran is to be seen as Divine Law , and not as a book of a human being made for education or Entertainment.
The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man whether this be in Entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them.jane goodall
This was part of Corporation 9592’s strategy; they had hired psychologists, invested millions in a project to sabotage movies yes, the entire medium of cinema to get their customers/players/addicts into a state of mind where they simply could not focus on a two-hour-long chunk of filmed Entertainment without alarm bells going off in their medullas telling them that they needed to log on to T’Rain and see what they were missing.neal stephenson
The only excuse for a novelist, aside from the Entertainment and vicarious living his books give the people who read them, is as a sort of second-class historian of the age he lives in. The "reality" he missed by writing about imaginary people, he gains by being able to build a reality more nearly out of his own factual experience than a plain historian or biographer can.john dos passos
The Information age is well upon us in seven major fields learning, diagnostics, management, physical planning, finance, Entertainment and communication.
Hollywood no longer offers Entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn.
An exotic and irrational Entertainment, which has been always combated, and always has prevailed.samuel johnson
Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious Entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.
We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them Entertainment with open doors.