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A bird dance near Saturday City : Sidi Ballo and the art of West African masquerade

Author: Patrick R McNaughton
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Series: African expressive cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1978, Patrick McNaughton witnessed a bird dance masquerade in the small town of Dogoduman. He was so affected by this performance that its artistic power has never left him. Here, he considers the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McNaughton, Patrick R.
Bird dance near Saturday City.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)619932070
Named Person: Sidi Ballo; Ballo; Sidi Ballo
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick R McNaughton
ISBN: 9780253351487 0253351480 9780253219848 0253219841
OCLC Number: 182552909
Description: xvii, 300 pages, [16] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: An explosion of art at Dogoduman --
The performance --
How to view a bird dance --
Sidi Ballo at Dogoduman --
A closer look at Sidi Ballo --
Individuals intertwined --
Sidi Ballo's aesthetic milieu --
Form reconsidered in Mande light --
A Mande aesthetic profile --
An aesthetic of affect --
Expanding the beholder's share --
An atmosphere for Sidi Ballo's bird dance --
Conclusion: Bird masquerading is alive and well.
Series Title: African expressive cultures.
Responsibility: Patrick R. McNaughton.
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Just as the title captures our attention, so too does Ballo's larger-than-life bird masquerade. McNaughton is clearly not afraid of admitting to and appreciating the awe-inspiring power of art, and Read more...

 
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