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Izulu Dance Theatre (Videotape)

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Additional Authors
  • Dumakude, Thuli,
  • Goldman, Lee A.
  • Izulu Dance Theater (Company)
  • Msomi, Welcome.
  • Riverside Dance Festival.
1 cassette. 61 min. : sd. color NTSC.; 1/2 in. (VHS)
  • Videotaped in performance at the Theater of the Riverside Church, New York, on October 14, 1984, during the Riverside Dance Festival by Lee A. Goldman.
  • Choreography/vocal arrangements: Thuli Dumakude. Music: Welcome Msomi. Written and directed by Welcome Msomi.
  • Performed by IZulu Dance Theatre: Thuli Dumakude, Jabu Butler, Pat Gittens, Roni Monro, Sunshine Achee, Akilah Wright, Fayette Pusy-Thom, Rabiah Gaynor, Abena Gaynor, Kehinde Gaynor, Taiwo Gaynor, Mandla Msomi, Zimbabwe Nkenya, Yousof Kareem, Debinka Kareem, Malika Kareem.
SUMMARY: The return of two exiles to their home in South Africa is told through dialogue, singing, dancing, and drumming. The performance includes: Siyababiza (prayer for the return of the exiles) and Sagaya (preparation for their return); Duma, child of my mother (memorial for the relatives who have died in their absence); Bukhalibezembe (a pot of Zulu beer is passed from hand to hand in celebration); Siyajabula (rejoicing in the reunion); Ikhalaphi (warriors' chant commemorating the Soweto riots of 1976); Umqhobosho (celebration dance from Zulu); solo dance by Thuli Dumakude, combining movements from Zulu, Xhosa, and Sotho dances; Isibhaca (Bhaca harvest celebration); Uye uye (thanksgiving to the creator and the ancestors).
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-366
Izulu Dance Theatre (Videotape)
Local Subject
Television. IZulu Dance Theatre.
Zulu dance.
Dance -- South Africa.
Xhosa (African people) -- Dances.
Sotho (African people)
Bhaca (African people) -- Dances.
Added Author
Dumakude, Thuli, choreographer.
Dumakude, Thuli, arranger of music.
Dumakude, Thuli, dancer.
Goldman, Lee A.
Msomi, Welcome. Composer. Author. Director
Izulu Dance Theater (Company)
Riverside Dance Festival.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-366
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