Ngoma Dance

The work presented on this tape is one excerpt of three pieces in a live performance of dance, audio, and video synthesis. Originally conceived by Barbara Sykes and Michael Sterling in November, 1976, the "Ngoma Dance" was a total interaction work with an electronic environment performed at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus.

00:00Copy video clip URL Tape opens with black and mild tracking issues.

00:10Copy video clip URL “Ngoma Dance” title sequence. A voice over says: “The work presented on this tape is one excerpt of three pieces in a live performance of dance, audio, and video synthesis. Originally conceived by Barbara Sykes and Michael Sterling in November, 1976, the ‘Ngoma Dance’ was a total interaction work with an electronic environment performed at the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus.”

00:51Copy video clip URL Fade to black.  

00:55Copy video clip URL “Ngoma Dance” begins. A repetitive percussive track fades in as kaleidoscopic image processing appears on screen. The colorful gradient gradually fades into heavily processed video of dancers. This continues while the dominant colors fade in and out and gradually become more or less saturated. An audio synthesizer is eventually added over the percussion as more dancers join on screen and the colors begin to join together in rainbow patterns.

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09:48Copy video clip URL “Ngoma Dance” credits are displayed and read aloud by a voice over accompanied by ambient tones.  

10:16Copy video clip URL Fade to black. 

10:22Copy video clip URL An unrelated NASA computer simulation entitled: “Voyager 2 Encounters Jupiter” plays.

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14:02Copy video clip URL Tape ends. 

 

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