A dramatic analysis and interpretation of the Ekombi dance of the Efik people of Nigeria
Uwem Affiah, Jayne Owan
This research report identifies and crystallizes the aesthetic properties which underscore the Ekombi dance performance as indigenous dramatic art form. This is done through the appreciation, interpretation and analysis of a performance situation. The significance of this research lies in its rigorous and meticulous documentation and analysis of the performance. Our assertions gain credence because they are validated and substantiated by video and print media of data collection. The research report emanates from a live performance and includes analysis of interviews. Deconstructed resources were carefully examined in performance as well as from recordings. Field work and library research were employed for data collection, analysis and evaluation. These were the means by which to identify and crystallize the aesthetic properties of the Ekombi performance.