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Frames of Reference; Capoeira of Brazil; Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira

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Two members of the Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira, a Brazilian dance comprised of the motions of a martial art form, to the accompaniment of traditional song and instrumentation. Approximate date: 1980


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Series
Frames of Reference
Program
Capoeira of Brazil
Title

Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira

Series Description

“Frames of Reference” was a series that began circa 1978. Half-hour shows were produced to showcase commissioned and already created works. It was around this time that the focus of the Workshop shifted, to concentrate more heavily on creating works for broadcast. During its time, “Frames of Reference” was the focus of the Workshop’s national arts programming effort. In an attempt to raise funds and foster collaboration, Workshop personnel approached and visited several public television stations nationwide. The major collaborative relationship was with WGBH’s “sister station,” WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). Among the featured artists were Meredith Monk, Remy Charlip, Trisha Brown, and Peter Campus. In 1981, “Frames of Reference” was packaged and offered to PBS, during what is known as “flex time” and was broadcast by WGBH, WNET (New York), and WGBY (Springfield, Mass.). “Frames of Reference” ended as a series ca. 1983, because of a lack of funding. Series release date: 1978

Program Description

The Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira -- a Brazilian dance comprised of the motions of a martial art form -- to the accompaniment of traditional song and instrumentation. The narrator describes the aesthetics of capoeira and its social history among the African slaves and Portuguese in Brazil.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company, The
Dance
Capoeira (Dance)
Topics
Film and Television
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Frames of Reference; Capoeira of Brazil; Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E6F206392CB48D5997067B5E9C7A5B4.
MLA: “Frames of Reference; Capoeira of Brazil; Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E6F206392CB48D5997067B5E9C7A5B4>.
APA: Frames of Reference; Capoeira of Brazil; Capoeiras of Bahia Dance Company performs capoeira. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2E6F206392CB48D5997067B5E9C7A5B4
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