13163_32266_tribal_dance2.mov

13163_32266_tribal_dance2

In this clip, there are dance performances for the coronation for a king in the Congo, then the man himself is shown with his many wives.The clip opens on a man dancing around frantically, making fast and small steps as he simultaneously turns himself round. The costumed king stands up and waddles away from his servants and his throne. In LS people dance in what look like giant haystacks, called the Dance of the Dead Cannibal. The king seats himself again, then a bevy of women are shown kneeling before him. They are all his wives (several hundred of them). There is another dance, this time performed with blankets or capes that are beautifully twirled around.

1940s
Color
Not Explicit