BBWms photo (1977)
What Arthur Hall does may be called dance,
but it is also a kind of culture-making
rarely seen and sorely needed.
Arthur was an original genius.
October 21, 1970
Whatever this collection will be,
it will serve to show those young people
coming through just the kind of heritage
they have before them.
Detail of the mural "Obatala and the Tree Spirit" designed by
one of several murals that are part of Ile Ife Park maintained by the
Village of the Arts and Humanities on Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia PA.
The central figure is Arthur Hall, from the photograph above.
The figure on the left is from
Obatala, Arthur Hall's signature dance.
The "Tree Spirit" at right is a recreation from a previous mural by Barbara Bullock,
who taught fine arts at the original
Ile Ife Center for the Arts and Humanities.
The previous mural was on a wall that collapsed.
Elizabeth Roberts photo Eliz4197
The back door off Alder Street of the original
Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center for the Arts & Humanities
Arthur Hall, founder and artistic director.
The first (the only?) community arts center
founded by a dance company -
The Afro-American Dance Ensemble
Listings by Arthur Hall of:
The West Aftrican Cultural Society
AADE Company Members
Ile Ife Faculty and Distinguished visitors
Historical Marker at 2544 Germantown Avenue in Philadelphia
ILE IFE FILMS
A 501(c)(3) arts organization incorporated in 1995
2021 Annual Report
Arthur Hall Films on Vimeo
Ile Ife Films is
the original home of
The Arthur Hall Collection
Now a special collection in the
Special Collections Research Center
Temple University Libraries
Arthur Hall and Bruce Williams
Woodland Camps, Belgrade Lakes, Maine
during the production of
Snake Dance Teacher Dance