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Fay Craig & the Boscoe Holder Dancers - Voodoo - Cinebox
Dancers Boscoe Holder and Fay Craig shake out some sultry shapes in this vibrant vintage slice of bongo-driven kitsch.
Dancers Boscoe Holder and Fay Craig move it and groove it while two scrawny white bongo drummers smack the skins in this vintage dance short. It was made for the short-lived Cinebox film jukebox system sometime in the early 1960s. The Cinebox films all flaunt their over-the-top, kitsch aesthetic, but the use of settings and costumes to exoticise Craig and Holder remains deeply problematic.
An internationally renowned Trinidadian dancer and choreographer, the multi-talented Boscoe Holder also found fame as a painter, designer, visual artist and musician. He's often credited as the man who first brought limbo dancing to Britain. Fay Craig starred in at least three short films shot for the Cinebox system. She made an uncredited appearance in Basil Dearden's crime drama Sapphire and had a role as a nightclub stripper in Charles Saunders' B picture Jungle Street (1961).