Film, Video Trance and Dance in Bali
About this Item
- Trance and Dance in Bali
- Contributor Names
- Mead, Margaret
- Bateson, Gregory
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Ethnographic films
- Ethnographic films
- - Summary: A performance of the kris dance, a Balinese ceremonial dance which dramatizes the never-ending struggle between the witch and the dragon--the death-dealing and the life-protecting--as it is given in the village of Pagoetan in 1937-1939. Dancers go into violent trance seizures and turn their krisses (daggers) against their breasts without injury. Consciousness is restored with incense and holy water. Balinese music forms a background for Dr. Margaret Mead's narration.
- Film, Video
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Mavis identifier: 2425201
- Source Collection
- Foerstel (Lenora) Collection (Library Of Congress)
- Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
- Online Format
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Mead, Margaret, and Gregory Bateson. Trance and Dance in Bali. 1951. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs02425201/.
APA citation style:
Mead, M. & Bateson, G. (1951) Trance and Dance in Bali. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mbrs02425201/.
MLA citation style:
Mead, Margaret, and Gregory Bateson. Trance and Dance in Bali. 1951. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mbrs02425201/>.
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