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A salute to the Indian dancer: Balasaraswati

Title
A salute to the Indian dancer: Balasaraswati [videorecording]
Publication
1986.

Details

Additional Authors
  • Shah, Smita.
  • César, Kamala.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Shanmukham, Lakshmi
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
Description
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequence; 3/4 in.
Summary
Smita Shah, a video and film maker, and dancer Kamala César discuss the legacy of Balasaraswati, a noted exponent of the Indian classical dance form Bharata natyam. The program is profusely illustrated with excerpts from Shah's documentary Born to the tradition: A tribute to Bala. Shah and César review the recent history of Bharata natyam, including its banning by the British in 1936. They discuss Balasaraswati's special qualities as a dancer, including her gifts for mime and improvisation, and her approach towards teaching. They also discuss Rukmini Devi Arundale, who was also instrumental in the revival of Bharata natyam. In conclusion, Balasaraswati's daughter Lakshmi is seen in performance.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 202
Subjects
Note
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on October 9, 1986 at the studios of WNYC, New York. Telecast on November 7, 1986. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2994
OCLC
NYPY916086677-F
Title
A salute to the Indian dancer: Balasaraswati [videorecording]
Imprint
1986.
Series
Eye on dance ; 202
Local Subject
Television. A salute to the Indian dancer: Balasaraswati.
Television. Eye on dance.
Local Subject
Mudras.
Television. Born to the tradition: A tribute to Bala.
Added Author
Shah, Smita. Interviewee
César, Kamala. Interviewee
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Shanmukham, Lakshmi, dancer.
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-2994
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