Video of the Dogon Sigi Dance Ritual

January 2007

Video by Judith Porter


The Sigi festival is n extraordinary event of the Dogon people.  It is the most important animist ritual and is celebrated every sixty years.  It coincides with the apparition of the Sirius B or Dog Star.  This video, of course, is a performance for tourists.  The next "real" Sigi is anticipated in 2027.