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PARALLELS OF DANCE AND PLOT IN OGODI FEMALE BURIAL DANCE OF THE OGBARU IGBO SUB-GROUP OF EASTERN NIGERIA

Awogu-Maduagwu, Edith Abisola (2013) PARALLELS OF DANCE AND PLOT IN OGODI FEMALE BURIAL DANCE OF THE OGBARU IGBO SUB-GROUP OF EASTERN NIGERIA. NIGERIA JOURNAL of GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT, 13 (1&2). ISSN 1595- 7594

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Abstract

Ogodi dance is a funeral dance drama performed among the Ogbaru lgbo people of Nigeria to celebrate the lifetime of a deceased, indigenously born woman, (Maduagwu, 2012). This work analyses the inter-play of dance on the one hand. and song lyrics on the other. as p1ot projectors in the performance of this ritual drama. The work aims to establish the importanc~ uf dance dynamics in African religious theatre. It decodes the heavy symbolism which characterize& ritual forms and which poses problems of analysis for researchers in the field. With relatively little documentation on the life of the woman inA frican society. the non-,erbal information encoded in dance is an important source of data on the woman in oral societies such. Ogodi dance of Ogbaru lgbo people as a performance exclusively set aside for ·Nomen provides an ideal model and also fills the gap in this area of gender study.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 09:42
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/8193

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