The crow dance is a Bahamian song originally collected by Zora Neale Hurston in the 1930's. This video footage was shot at Bread and Puppet Theater, in Glover, Vermont. Puppeteer Maura Gahan was inspired by photographs of Hurston demonstrating the Crow Dance when she choreographed the act with the kid volunteers. Musicians Ali Dineen, Sammy Storz, Dylan Blanchard, and Walker Storz listened closely to the Library of Congress audio clip of Hurston singing. The original recording can be heard here:
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