Arthur Hall Collection
(2023, 5:20)

This video is drawn together from ten camera videotapes documenting four performances
in 1995 and 1996. It is presented here as a resource to dancers interested in
adapting the choreography and rhythms. Full attribution and suggested program
notes are included in the titles:

1959 Choreography by Arthur Hall
Liberian from the example of Pearl Primus

A Dance of Welcome for the New Year
for Newborn Babies, for Returning Soldiers, and for Strangers

From our Hearts with open hands and no arms (weapons)
We welcome you, whether you are from the North, South, East, or West.

The original tapes this video is composed of are now housed at the
Special Collections Research Center
Temple University Libraries
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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