Dance in Africa: the first World Festival of Negro Arts
NamesDagan, Esther A., 1931- (Cinematographer)Rappaport, Jerrold (Editor)Galerie Amrad art africain (Producer)World Festival of Negro Arts (Event place)
General Dance Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1987Place: Montreal, Québec, CanadaPublisher: Galerie Amrad African Art Publications
Table of ContentsCountries represented, in order of appearance: Senegal (Casamance region) -- Gambia -- Sierra Leone (Mende and Sherbro people) -- Ivory Coast (Dan and Senufo people) -- Ghana (Ashanti) -- Togo (Kabre, Bassari, and Ewe [?]) -- Benin (Yoruba and others) -- Nigeria (Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa) -- Cameroon (Bamun and others) -- Gabon (Fang and others) -- Zambia -- Burundi (Watusi and others) -- Niger (Bororo and others).Lion festival of the Wolof people of Senegal, filmed on location.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9117
TopicsWorld Festival of Negro Arts (1st : 1966 : Dakar, Senegal)Dance -- Africa, WestDance -- SenegalDance -- GambiaDance -- Sierra LeoneDance -- Côte d'IvoireDance -- GhanaDance -- TogoDance -- BeninDance -- NigeriaDance -- CameroonDance -- GabonDance -- ZambiaDance -- BurundiDance -- Niger
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performancesMotion picturesDocumentary films
NotesStatement of responsibility: produced by Gallery Amrad ; filmed by Esther A. Dagan.Creation/production credits: Edited and narrated by Jerrold Rappaport.Venue: Filmed in performance in Dakar, Senegal, in April 1966.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (53 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionExcerpts of dances from thirteen West African countries, including many different ethnic groups. Types of dances include initiation, courting, marriage, fertility, and funeral dances; mask, acrobatic, stick, sword, and animal dances. The tape concludes with footage, filmed on location in Senegal, of the annual lion festival of the Wolof people.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F646NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12328709Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a090c960-9138-0138-bfcb-377e106f9dc4
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