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Film, Video Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936

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  • Ag'ya, Martinique Fieldwork, 1936


  • -  L'Ag'Ya


  • -  Filmed in Martinique by Katherine Dunham in 1936 on 16mm, this clip features the combat dance ag’ya. The film is a compilation of travel and dance footage in Martinique and Jamaica. The footage of Martinique features scenes of the capital of Fort de France as well as the towns of Saint Pierre and Vauclin. The dance footage includes extensive scenes of the combat dance ag’ya and dancers performing the béguine. Filmed in Kingston, the Jamaican footage includes scenes at a public dance hall and the dance known as Shay Shay. (Content)
  • -  VXD8782 (videorecording identifier)


  • motion picture


  • Duration: 1:52:04


  • Motion Picture Section

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  • video

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