Created in 1958, Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble's repetorie of music and dance blends African, Caribbean, and Afro-American cultures. Each traditional dance is authentically costumed and choreograped to convey its meaning within the original society. Subjects of their work include slavery and revolution; requirem for Malcolm; traditional dance; and mosiac of Afro-American culture and thought.
Arthur Hall Afro-American Dance Ensemble perform traditional African dances at the opening of an exhibition. Footage of artwork and artifacts from exhibition included.
Performance. Part of ACM Museum Events, PR, and Ceremonies Recordings. Undated.
Opening: B. Cider Show and Arthur Hall Dancers, Record Group AV09-023, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
African American dancers
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