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Trance and Dance in Bali

USA, 1951 (MIFF 1958, Trance and Dance)

Director: Gregory Bateson, Margaret Mead

An authentic unstaged record of a Balinese ceremonial dance drama in which the never-ending struggle between the witch and the dragon, the death dealing and the life protecting, is played out to the accompaniment of comic interludes and violent seizures. Balinese music and chants.

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