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Dance in religion and ritual: Ritual vs. social

Dance in religion and ritual: Ritual vs. social [videorecording]

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Additional Authors
  • Lewis, Julinda.
  • Wali, Obara.
  • Moore, Charles, 1928-1986.
  • Smith, Henry.
  • McIntyre, Dianne.
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Solaris (Company)
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (28 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Guests are Obara Wali Rahman, founder/director of Sabar ak Ru Afriq; Charles Moore, artistic director of the Charles Moore Dance Theater; and Henry Smith, founder/director of Solaris Dance Theater. Each describes dancing in his respective field of interest: the Wolof people of West Africa; the Shango voodoo ritual of Haiti, Brazil, and Cuba; and the Lakota Indians of South Dakota. Their discussion includes the definition of ritual dancing, how these dances are transmitted, the importance of symbolism, and distinctions between audience and performers and male and female roles in the dances. Moore demonstrates some of the movements of Shango; Rahman demonstrates drumming. Footage of Vision dance, a videodance performed by the Solaris company, is screened. In Esoterica balletica, Dianne McIntyre likens the rhythms of Eubie Blake's piano playing to the drumming of his African heritage.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 85
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on April 20, 1983 at Arc Videodance Studio, New York. Telecast on May 2, 1983. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. [Video] director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Julinda Lewis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2877
Dance in religion and ritual: Ritual vs. social [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 85
Local Subject
Television. Dance in religion and ritual.
Television. Eye on dance.
Television. Esoterica balletica.
Wolof (African people) -- Dances.
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Africa.
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Haiti.
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Brazil.
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies.
Voodoo dancing.
Added Author
Lewis, Julinda. Host
Wali, Obara. Interviewee
Moore, Charles, 1928-1986. Interviewee
Smith, Henry. Interviewee
McIntyre, Dianne. Speaker
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
Ipiotis, Celia. Producer. Director
Solaris (Company)
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2877
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