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Dance of Her Hands: Tilly Losch

 

 

Tilly Losch was born on November 15, 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ottilie Ethel Losch.

Trained in dance at the Vienna Imperial Opera ballet school at age six and became a full member of the ballet corps at age 15.
Dance partners included Fred Astaire and Harald Kreutzberg.
Following a severe bout of depression, she turned to painting for self-expression and exhibited her work for a long period of time.
Second husband was the Earl of Carnarvon, whose father discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. This marriage gave her the title Lady Carnarvon, an English countess.

She appeared in the original Broadway stage version of “The Band Wagon”, in which she danced with Fred Astaire.

Hand Symbolism & Beliefs

Lots of information on Hand Symbolism on this page, from various cultures and belief systems.

“The ancients attached special occult significance to every part of the human body. The symbolism of the human hand alone may fill several volumes. Symbols may signify abstract or concrete concepts, imaginative or real events, natural or “supernatural” phenomena, spiritual or material principles. In what we have found, the ancient sages and philosophers made used of the hands to portray and symbolize many things of worth to the evolving soul. They taught many things using the hands as similitude, allegories, analogies, and examples.

The left and right hands were often represented for the many polarities that we find and experience in life. For instance, hot/cold, high/low, darkness/light, etc. ”