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!ko-Buschmänner (Südafrika, Kalahari): Festtanz "guma"

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!ko-Buschmänner (Südafrika, Kalahari): Festtanz "guma"
Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany) (Film producer)

Encyclopaedia cinematographica

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1970
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1647
Dance -- South Africa
Ritual and ceremonial dancing -- Africa
Trance dances
San (African people) -- Dance
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Ethnographic films
Creation/production credits: Produced and distributed by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film, Göttingen, Germany.
Citation/reference: English title: !ko Bushmen (South Africa, Kalahari Desert); Festival dance "guma." For a descriptive pamphlet in English, with German and French summaries, see: *MGS (General) Encyclopaedia cinematographica.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (11 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
The film, which compresses several hours, begins before the actual start of the dance. As the women clap and sing, the men move in a circle, warding off evil or taking it into themselves by placing hands on the women. Several men fall into trance, wailing and retching to expel the evil they have absorbed, and are tended by women and other men.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169685
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a304a770-352b-0131-3e1d-3c075448cc4b
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  • 2019: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "!ko-Buschmänner (Südafrika, Kalahari)" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "!ko-Buschmänner (Südafrika, Kalahari)" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 26, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1970). !ko-Buschmänner (Südafrika, Kalahari) Retrieved from

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!ko-Buschmänner (Südafrika, Kalahari)