The Resource Acrobatics of dance : the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972, directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Merrill Brockway ; interview by Faubion Bowers ; performed by James F. MacAndrew, National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone, (electronic resource)

Acrobatics of dance : the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972, directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Merrill Brockway ; interview by Faubion Bowers ; performed by James F. MacAndrew, National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone, (electronic resource)

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Acrobatics of dance : the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972
Title
Acrobatics of dance
Title remainder
the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972
Statement of responsibility
directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Merrill Brockway ; interview by Faubion Bowers ; performed by James F. MacAndrew, National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone
Title variation
The Sierra Leone National Dance Troupe performance
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Director
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Language
eng
Summary
Documentary on the astoundingly energetic national dance company of Sierra Leone, on Africa's west coast. In 1964 they won the international dance competition at the New York Worlds Fair with their display of folkloric dances. Several years later they came back on tour and taped this sampling of their repertory, which reflects the cultural diversity and tribal traditions of the country. Commentary by dance authority Faubion Bowers takes the viewer through a variety of dances, and an interview with the company's director, who explains that thirteen different tribal and language groups are represented in this group. Dances shown here -- from several different tribal traditions --include celebrating the harvest, welcoming a visitor, acknowledging a benevolent demon, announcing happiness, and marking an important occasion. The performances feature traditional folkloric instruments and costumes. 1972
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
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1917-1999
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  • Bowers, Faubion
  • MacAndrew, James F
  • Brockway, Merrill
  • National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone
Runtime
28
Series statement
Dance in video, volume 2
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  • Performances
  • Folk dancing
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Acrobatics of dance : the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972, directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Merrill Brockway ; interview by Faubion Bowers ; performed by James F. MacAndrew, National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone, (electronic resource)
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Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 18, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877952136
Video recording format
other
Label
Acrobatics of dance : the Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972, directed by Merrill Brockway ; produced by Merrill Brockway ; interview by Faubion Bowers ; performed by James F. MacAndrew, National Dance Troupe of Sierra Leone, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Mar. 18, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877952136
Video recording format
other

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