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  See more details below

Overview


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)

Related Subjects

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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >