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Of beauty & deities : music & dance of India

Author: Eve A MaRichard R LeeK P KunhiramanKatherine KunhiramanKalanjali (Dance company)All authors
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Palomino Productions, [©2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Educational version/RevisedView all editions and formats
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Bharata natyam is an art form traditionally performed in Hindu temples by women considered 'married' to the deities ... With fast footwork and beautiful costumes, bharata natyam tells stories, and in one dance ... 'translated' the movements ... which amount to a form of sign language. Includes interviews with musicians, dancers, and Kalakshetra K.P. and Katherine Kunhiraman, the directors of the troupe. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dance television programs
Cultural television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eve A Ma; Richard R Lee; K P Kunhiraman; Katherine Kunhiraman; Kalanjali (Dance company); Palomino Productions.
OCLC Number: 711888679
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: "An episode in the series, The languages of sound & movement."
Extras include full versions of dances, slide show.
Credits: Camera, William Hodgson ... [et al.] ; editors, Sandra Large, Eva A. Ma ; DVD authored by Michael Bloch.
Performer(s): Interviewees: Kalashetra K.P. and Katherine Kunhiraman.
Performed by Kalanjali: Dances of India: K.P. Yesodha (solo dancer), Kamala Devan, Kali Futnani, Elizabeth Hayes, Swapna Kudilil, Prabha Nair, Priya Pandurang, Poonwatie Ramrattan, Asha Subas, Trishra Subas (dance troupe), Sasidaran Natarajan (singer), R. Kalaiarasan, Sankarapillai Sunil Kumar, Katherine Kunhiraman, Ramesh Baba K.P. (musicians).
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Contents: Dance to mother earth --
Tillana --
Kirtanam dance honoring Lord Krishna --
Musical Kirtanam --
Folk dance from Orissa.
Other Titles: Of beauty and deities
Music & dance of India
Music and dance of India
Languages of sound & movement (Television program)
Responsibility: producer-executive director, Eve A. Ma ; studio director, Richard R. Lee ; created by Palomino Productions.

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Bharata natyam is an art form traditionally performed in Hindu temples by women considered 'married' to the deities ... With fast footwork and beautiful costumes, bharata natyam tells stories, and in one dance ... 'translated' the movements ... which amount to a form of sign language. Includes interviews with musicians, dancers, and Kalakshetra K.P. and Katherine Kunhiraman, the directors of the troupe. The interviews explore the religious and cultural traditions underlying Bharata-Natyam, the techniques of music and dance, and the dancers' personal backgrounds. Commentary is interspersed with dance performances, accompanied by live music.

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