It was the politics of symbolism, but not simply a kabuki dance
In the long Kabuki dance
that is the United States presidential election, there are only one or two moments that even come close to a decision worthy of the Oval Office.
Its bread-and-butter has been holding weekly networking meetings, providing health care insurance help for small businesses, organizing the annual Business Expo, and playing its role in the annual kabuki dance
with the City Council over the city's dual tax rate.
Once again the Pollard Kabuki Dance
has been successfully performed.
Washington also must acknowledge that the diplomatic kabuki dance
it attempts to choreograph from the cheap seats in New York, Vienna and Baghdad is an inadequate and ineffective approach to address Iranian threats to security in Iraq and elsewhere.
MacLean tells the story of the fight for economic inclusion as a kabuki dance
of three sets of players: grassroots organizers and activists, institutional reformers, and the established interests of business and government.
John McCain and other ``maverick'' Republicans sure sounded convincing when they mouthed opposition to Bush, but the results of their negotiations on the bill with the White House and their votes supporting the bill demonstrate this was just a Republican Kabuki dance
A dance craze is sweeping the nation's capital: the kabuki dance
A UN conference is a dramatic ritual as carefully choreographed as, albeit substantially less colorful than, a Kabuki dance
And it provides a blow-by-blow of the military buildup (more war plans from Tommy Franks than I ever care to read about again), a full choreography of the diplomatic Kabuki dance
, as Colin Powell called it, and a running soap opera of the bitchy in-fighting among the cabinet officials.
In other words, sometimes it's best to stay loose and let the Kabuki dance
run its course.
Kiyomoto has three main contexts of performance: kabuki dance
, nihon buyo (classical or traditional dance), and in private without dance.