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Video clip of Capoeira of Brazil

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Capoeira of Brazil

Extent:
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.

Copyright Date:
1980

Copyright Holder:
Warrington Hudlin

Artist:
Hudlin, Warrington

Scope:
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.



Directors:
Hudlin, Warrington
Dawson, Daniel (Director of Photography)

Producer:
Hudlin, Warrington

Coproducers:
New Television Workshop, WGBH
Black Filmmaker Foundation, The

Editors:
Brown, Wayne
Hudlin, Warrington

Funders:
Creative Artist Program Service
Hudlin Insurance Agency

Performers:
Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company, The
Andradre, J. C. (Apollo)
Moe, Timothy
Kerr, Herbert
Murdock, Clifton
Murdock, Wilbert
Winnik, Kevin
Machado, Loremil
da Silva, Eusebio

Subjects:
Capoeira (Dance)


Genre:
Dance





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