Blue Snake (1986)

Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

This dance documentary records the rehearsals, personal comments, and final performance of a unique and spectacular show choreographed by the controversial Canadian dancer Robert Desrosiers. By request of the National Ballet of Canada, Desrosiers put together an original ballet with dancers dressed like actors and mimes in a carnival who are manipulated by enormous anthropomorphic puppets. Desrosiers combined Brazilian macumba, voodoo, and other African-American, animistic cultural beliefs to create the musical ambiance and balletic inspiration for the dancers' movements.