Reincarnation in Ritual Display: A Discourse of the Alekwu Mythopoeia in Idoma Traditional Dramaturgy

Ted Anyebe
International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, Vol. 5, No. 6, June 2015

This paper is the outcome of an indigenous study in theatre arts that was carried out in the traditional society of Idoma in central Nigeria. In this study, it was discovered that theatre is an active grid in the Idoma social and religious systems. Space, stage and the earth are fundamental elements that are very important aspects of Idoma theatre practice.

This paper discusses the utilitarian values of ancestors in accomplishing life aspirations among the Idoma people. It has studied Idoma theatre both as media and as processes of articulating the link between worldview and everyday living systems. In carrying the research the paper employed a qualitative approach to methodology.

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