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Porto-Novo, the Court Ballet of the King ' s Wives

Reference

786

Duration

00:30:00

Production year

1996

Versions

Original material

Procédés audiovisuels

SD
4/3
Color
Sound

Director(s)

Gilbert ROUGET

Summary

1969, in Porto-Nevo, located in Dahomay (currently called Benin), at the occasion of diverse rituals accomplished by the king in his palace, his wives execute a series of dances. They form a real court ballet.

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