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The Romany trail

The Romany trail [videorecording].

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIA 4-440Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


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Marre, Jeremy.
2 videocassettes. 111 min. : sd. color with b&w sequences NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Documentary on aspects of Romany life in the various countries in which they have settled, focusing on the function of music and dancing in gypsy culture, and the gypsies' role as entertainers. Film traces the travels of the Gypsies from their origins, thought to be in India, along the Romany trail: to the south through Egypt and North Africa up into Spain; and to the north through the Middle East into Europe and Britain.
  • Produced by Harcourt Films Productions. Producer/director: Jeremy Marre. Camera: Chris Morphet. Part of the film series Beats of the heart.
DANCE CONTENTS: Cassette 1: Part 1: Into Africa (approx. 50 min.): Puppet show from northwest India; an interview with an Egyptian belly dancer; street dancing, a puppet show, and an exorcism in Egypt; flamenco dancing in the caves near Granada; and excerpts from a film by Pepe Heredia Maya, an expert on flamenco. -- Cassette 2: Part 2: Into Europe (approx. 51 min.): Boy's street dance in India; men's stick dance in Iran; State Romany Dance Troupe and street dancing in Yugoslavia; social dancing and stick dance in Hungary; performance by migrant Yugoslavian gypsies in West Germany; World Gypsy Conference in West Germany, including Indian dancers and informal dancing by delegates.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-440
  • 42502323
  • NYPY877000580-F
The Romany trail [videorecording].
Local Subject
Motion pictures. The Romany trail.
Local Subject
Dance -- Egypt.
Dance -- India.
Dance -- Iran.
Local Subject
Local Subject
Dance -- Great Britain.
Belly dance.
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Egypt.
Puppets and marionettes.
Puppets and marionettes -- India.
Stick dances.
Stick dances -- Hungary.
Street dancing.
Added Author
Marre, Jeremy. Producer. Director
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-440
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