• Short Summary

    THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF NEGRO ARTS OPENS IN DAKAR, SENEGAL NEXT FRIDAY. THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE)?

  • Description

    THE WORLD FESTIVAL OF NEGRO ARTS OPENS IN DAKAR, SENEGAL NEXT FRIDAY. THE CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) IS ENDING ITS NEWLY-CREATED NATIONAL BALLET AND NIGER IS SENDING FOLK DANCERS, ARTS AND HANDICRAFTS AND BOOKS.

    DIRECTORS OF THE CONGO BALLET COMPANY, M. ROGER DOMANI AND M. ROLAND MAHAUDEN, HAVE CHOSEN 60 OF THE COUNTRY'S BEST DANCERS, SINGERS AND MUSICIANS. THEY HAVE CALLED ON NOTED EUROPEAN EXPERTS TO HELP TRAIN THE DANCERS AND MOUNT THE SHOW. M. JEAN-MARC LANDIER, A SPECIALIST IN HANDLING LARGE SHOWS ON THE CONTINENT, HAS GUIDED THE CONGOLESE PRODUCER, M. ADOLPHE KISIMBA, WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THE PRODUCTION. M. MANFRED HURRIG, OF THE BRUXELLES THEATRE DE POCHE, HAS BEEN COLLABORATING WITH M. ANDRE-JACQUES LOBODI, THEY YOUNG CONGOLESE ARTIST IN CHARGE OF THE DECOR AND COSTUMES.

    THE CONGO'S NATIONAL FOLKLORE BALLET WILL GIVE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT THE FESTIVAL IN DAKAR.

    NIGER'S CONTRIBUTION WILL BE IN FOUR PARTS: INDIGENOUS FOLD RECORDS, SAMPLES OF ARTS AND HANDICRAFTS, A FOLK DANCING TROUPE AND BOOKS, INCLUDING ONE WRITTEN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, M. BOUBOU HAMA. AMONG THE ARTICLES IN DISPLAY WILL BE ENGRAVED CROSSES AND TRINKETS, DAGGERS, POTTERY AND WOODEN OBJECTS WITH BURNT-IN DESIGNS. AT THE INTERNATIONAL HANDICRAFTS EXHIBITION IN PARIS LAST YEAR, THE ARTISANS OF NIGER WON 12 GOLD AND 10 SILVER MEDALS.

    A TOTAL OF 57 DANCERS FROM ALL REGIONS OF NIGER WILL PERFORM ALL MANNER OF DANCES RANGING FROM WARRIORS' SWORD DANCES TO MAIDENS' LOVE DANCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEF1U18647UYVIQO3S571T2AOX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEF1U18647UYVIQO3S571T2AOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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