Music, dance and festival among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil

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Title
Music, dance and festival among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil
Names
Fuks, Victor (Director)
Crum, David (Narrator)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1987
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2027
Topics
Indians of South America -- Brazil
Indians of South America -- Amazon River Region
Wayampi Indians
Animal dances
Bird dances
Fish dances
Fishermen's dances
Frogs
Wayampi Indians -- Rites & ceremonies
Dance -- Brazil
Indians of South America -- Music
Genres
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Ethnographic films
Filmed dance
Notes
Creation/production credits: Produced and distributed by Indiana University Audio-Visual Center, Bloomington, Indiana. Director/writer: Victor Fuks. Narrator: David Crum.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (40 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Description
Documentary on the role of music and dance in the culture of the Waiapi Indians in the Amazon River region of Brazil. The commentary, written by anthropologist Victor Fuks, explores how the Waiapi Indians' music and dance festivals reflect their relationships to mythology, nature, and society. Although the descriptions focus on the music, the musicians can be seen dancing as they play. The festivals depicted are an enactment of the Warikena (a monster) myth, and celebrations of various animals, including the mangangan (bumblebee), suiriri bird, pakuku (frog) and jacare (alligator), and several types of fish.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Tupi languages
Guarani
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12170893
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d2572c50-6f2b-0131-999c-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Music, dance and festival among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1987. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d4bc6950-6f2b-0131-f0ed-3c075448cc4b

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Music, dance and festival among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 27, 2020. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d4bc6950-6f2b-0131-f0ed-3c075448cc4b

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1987). Music, dance and festival among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/d4bc6950-6f2b-0131-f0ed-3c075448cc4b

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Music, dance and festival among the Waiapi Indians of Brazil