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Flesh & Spirit I (1990)

Flesh & Spirit I (1990) HIDVL

As co-director of the performance troupe Flesh & Spirit, Djola Branner choreographed and performed traditional Haitian and modern dances throughout the San Francisco Bay area from 1989 to 1994. The dances performedin this piece are taken from a secular celebration that occurs in Haiti before religious (vodou) ceremonies in the spring. Rara, as it is known in Haiti, is a festival of music and dancing during the Holy Week that precedes Easter.


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  • Title: Flesh & Spirit I
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:18:40
  • Language: English, KreyĆ²l
  • Date: 13 June 1990
  • Location: Recorded at Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA.
  • Type-Format: performance, dance
  • Cast: Djola Branner, performer; Jima Brown, performer; Eric Gupton, performer; Marie Jarvis, performer; Laila Jenkins, performer; Sharon Jones, performer; Lily Kharrazi, performer; Carla King, performer; Leslie Kirby, performer; Michelle Martin, performer; Duane Nex, performer; Myrtha Muse, performer; Lance Scott, performer; Will Smith, performer; Shawnette Steiger, performer; Rene Walker, performer; Andrew L. Williams III, performer; "Congo" Phil Colston, musician; Donna Farmer, musician; Josh Piagentini, musician.
  • Credits: Djola Branner, choreographer; Michelle Martin, choreographer; Myrtha Muse, choreographer.