Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai): Trauertänze

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Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai): Trauertänze
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany) (Film producer)

Encyclopaedia cinematographica

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1964
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1629
Dance -- Sudan
Kenga (African people)
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Africa
Funeral dances
Death dances
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Creation/production credits: Produced and distributed by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film, Göttingen, Germany.
Citation/reference: English title: Kenga, Central Sudan, South Wadai; Mourning dances. For a descriptive pamphlet in German, with English summary, see: *MGS (General) Encyclopaedia cinematographica.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (7 min.) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in
Filmed in the village of Barama. Mourning dances, called dodi or mutu, take place on the burial day of the deceased. Both men and women participate, dressed in festive attire. The dance movements are characterized by quick, energetic stamping steps, accompanied by an orchestra of flutes, rattles, and drums.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169656
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a2ecea40-352b-0131-9898-3c075448cc4b
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  • 1964: Created
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1964.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 6, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1964). Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai) Retrieved from

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Kenga (Zentralsudan, Süd-Wadai)