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Capoeira of Brazil
1 videoreel of 1 (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 30 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
Includes a 2" master, Betacam SP preservation master, and VHS and 3/4" screening copies of the finished work.
The Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira -- a Brazilian dance comprised of the motions of a martial art form -- to the accompaniment of traditional song and instrumentation. The narrator describes the aesthetics of capoeira and its social history among the African slaves and Portuguese in Brazil.
Capoeira song and music is performed by members of The Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company. The syncopated, up-tempo music of capoeira is played on several percussion instruments and a traditional stringed instrument called a gaff. Capoeira song is led by the gaffer who is joined in chorus by the dancers.
Dancers wear white pants.
Dawson, Daniel (Director of Photography)
New Television Workshop, WGBH
Black Filmmaker Foundation, The
Creative Artist Program Service
Hudlin Insurance Agency
Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company, The
Andradre, J. C. (Apollo)
da Silva, Eusebio
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