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Initial Practice: An Introduction to African and Caribbean Dance and Music

Synopsis
INITIAL PRACTICE (1995) was commissioned and compiled by Kokuma Dance Theatre and funded by Arts Council of England. It provides an insight into two dance techniques, Gahu from Ghana and Kumina from Jamaica, and looks at their relationship with the music. The video is based on the dance style of Kokuma Dance Theatre: it shows basic stance, isolations and locomotive steps, including a warm-up and two progressions. Accompanied by educational notes which outline key aspects and provide some additional information. A useful resource for those interested in an introduction to Afro-Caribbean dance styles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Dance; Music
Keywords
Afro-Caribbean culture

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£12.00
Availability
Sale
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Kokuma Dance Theatre

Sponsor

Name

Arts Council England

Distributor

Name

University of Surrey, National Resource Centre for Dance

Email
NRCD@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
01483 689316
Fax
01483 689500 Attn NRCD
Address
National Resource Centre for Dance
University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH

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