"Awassa Astrige/Ostrich" by Asadata Dafora


Runtime: 0:06:14 The ostrich is not the comic bird, burying its head in the sand, as typically portrayed in cartoons, but it is a large, stately and potentially lethal bird should you suffer a blow from one of its powerful legs. The ostrich commands our respect, and in this portrayal, a warrior imitates the graceful but powerful movements of the King of the birds. CHOREOGRAPHY Asadata Dafora (1932) AS RECREATED BY Charles Moore RESTAGED BY Ella Thompson-Moore ORIGINAL MUSIC Carl Riley MUSIC RECREATED BY Milton T. Tatum, Jr. COSTUME Catti COSTUME RECONSTRUCTION Beth Thomason–Designes Unique DANCER Zion Pradier

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