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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253351480

ISBN-13: 9780253351487

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press


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

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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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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments, ix,
Note to Readers, xix,
Introduction: An Explosion of Art at Dogoduman, 1,
PART 1. THE BIRD DANCE AT DOGODUMAN,
1. The Performance, 13,
2. How to View a Bird Dance, 31,
PART 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,
PART 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,
PART 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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