A Bird Dance near Saturday City: Sidi Ballo and the Art of West African Masquerade

A Bird Dance near Saturday City: Sidi Ballo and the Art of West African Masquerade

by Patrick McNaughton
     
 


Captures the power of individuals and art at a single night's masquerade performanceSee more details below

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Captures the power of individuals and art at a single night's masquerade performance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351487
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
African Expressive Cultures Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Patrick McNaughton is Chancellor's Professor of African Art at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is author of Mande Blacksmiths (IUP, 1988).

Indiana University Press

Table of Contents

Introduction An Explosion of Art at Dogoduman 1

Pt. 1 The Bird Dance at Dogoduman

1 The Performance 13

2 How to View a Bird Dance 31

Pt. 2 Sidi Ballo and the Disposition of Individuals

3 Sidi Ballo at Dogoduman 67

4 A Closer Look at Sidi Ballo 80

5 Individuals Intertwined 106

Pt. 3 From Dogoduman to an Aesthetic of Affect

6 Sidi Ballo's Aesthetic Milieu 127

7 Form Reconsidered in Mande Light 145

8 A Mande Aesthetic Profile 158

9 An Aesthetic of Affect 191

Pt. 4 Making Meaning with a Bird

10 Expanding the Beholder's Share 215

11 An Atmosphere for Sidi Ballo's Bird Dance 232

Conclusion: Bird Masquerading Is Alive and Well 253

Notes 263

Bibliography 273

Index 289

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