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The dance of the spirits : mask styles and performance in the Upper Volta

Author: Christopher D Roy; Steven Henke; Lee Dennis; University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History.; University of Iowa. University Video Center.
Publisher: [Iowa City?] : University of Iowa, 1988.
Series: Art and death in Africa.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African masks seen as museum pieces don't convey the power and beauty that they do in their native environment. This film shows African masks from the country of Burkina Faso in West Africa in their proper context, as used in the ritual dances of the people of this region.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher D Roy; Steven Henke; Lee Dennis; University of Iowa. School of Art and Art History.; University of Iowa. University Video Center.
OCLC Number: 18500175
Credits: Post-production, Steven Henke; artist, Rich Tack ; narrator, Lee Dennis ; filmed in Burkina Faso by Christopher Roy.
Performer(s): Narrator: Lee Dennis.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Yaaba soore (17 min.) --
Dance of the spirits (28 min.).
Series Title: Art and death in Africa.
Other Titles: Mask styles and performance in the Upper Volta
Responsibility: produced by Christopher Roy and the School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa ; University of Iowa Video Center ; written by Christopher Roy ; producer, Steven Henke.

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African masks seen as museum pieces don't convey the power and beauty that they do in their native environment. This film shows African masks from the country of Burkina Faso in West Africa in their proper context, as used in the ritual dances of the people of this region.

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