Title

Atilogwu Dance by Atlanta Igbo School

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Video

Date Information

2018-07-02

Keywords

Igbo, Atilogwu, Culture, African Culture, Nigerian, Nigeria

Culture

IBO

File Name

180609_IBO_Atilogwu_HoodEdit

Playing Time

00:05:13

Abstract

Atilogwu translates from Igbo to English as "Is this magic?" Traditionally a spirited dance, spectators would ask if magical assistance was used to make the dancers perform such a complicated routine while making it look easy, thus, Atilogwu. In this video, first and second generation Igbo youths perform Atilogwu for their families and community as a fundraiser for their cultural education program. Notice the community member's reaction to the performance, as they shower the dancers with money in acknowledgement of their hard work and dedication.

Filmed June 9th, 2018.

Comments

Filmed on a total of six cameras, and edited to find angles which both highlighted the dance and were not interrupted by the audience participation. Raw footage available on request.

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

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