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Rhythms of Earth [videorecording] / John Bishop for the Association for Cultural Equity.

Publication:
[Portland, OR] : Media Generation, c2008.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (255 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Subtitle on disc: Choreometrics films of Alan Lomax & Forrestine Paulay [videorecording]
Subjects:
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 -- Interviews.
Paulay, Forrestine -- Interviews.
Dance -- Anthropological aspects.
Dance -- Social aspects.
Dance -- Philosophy.
System Details:
DVD drive; PDF file reader.
Summary:
Alan Lomax and his associates, beginning in the late 1950s undertook a monumental study of the relationship between style in song and dance cross-culturally. It began with Cantometrics which developed a common language description for the many variables in performance style in the diverse cultures of the world and measured how those variables clustered geographically and in relation to means of subsistence and aspects of social organization. Choreometrics continued this investigation into dance and movement. This compilation includes four films and background information on Choreometrics as studied by Lomax, Forrestine Paulay and others.
Dance & human history: This film examines two important parameters in the Choreometric study, the dominant trace form of the movement and single/multiple articulation of the torso, and relates them to geography and type of society.
Step style : This film examines the use of the foot in dance cross culturally.
Palm play: This film examines the use of the palm in dance cross culturally.
The longest trail: This film uses Choreometric data as evidence that the Americas were populated by Siberian hunters.
Contents:
Dance & human history (1974, 40 min.)
Step style (1977, 30 min.)
Palm play (1977, 27 min.)
The longest trail (1984, 59 min.)
Alan Lomax conversation with Robert Gardner from the Screening room (1974, 34 min.)
Forrrestine Paulay interview (2006, 17 min.)
Michael Del Rio, Global jukebox programmer in conversation with anthropologist & biostatistician Michael Flory (2006, 22 min.)
Michael Flory interview (2008, 16 min.)
The global jukebox demonstration (1998, 10 min)
Transcriptions and articles: Transcriptions of Dance & human history, Step style, Palm play, and the Screening room. Handbook for The longest trail / Alan Lomax and Forrestine Paulay. Performance style research / Anna L. Wood. Choreometrics and ethnographic film / Alan Lomax. Toward an ethnographic film archive / Alan Lomax
Alan Lomax: a remembrance / John Bishop.
Notes:
"This disc also contains 177 pages of written material as PDF files." -- container.
Contributor:
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 , Director
Paulay, Forrestine. , Director
Bishop, John Melville. , Producer
Association for Cultural Equity. , Producer
Media Generation (Firm) , Distributor
Contains:
Dance & human history [videorecording]
Step style [videorecording]
Palm play [videorecording]
Longest trail [videorecording]
OCLC:
247102154
Publisher Number:
880902000229