NamesValli, Alarmel (Commentator)Mullins, Carol (Lighting designer)Moss, Dean (Videographer)Valli, Alarmel (Dancer)
Danspace Project Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1991-06-16
Table of ContentsPushpanjali (ca. 10 min.) / offering to the Divine, followed by devotional verse dedicated to the god Shiva and description of the cosmic dance of Shiva. -- Amarushatakam (ca. 16 min.) / introduced by Alarmel Valli, who discusses the Sanskrit love poems portrayed by the dance. -- Thillana (ca. 12 min.) / raga, Rageshri ; tala, Adi ; pure dance movements.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9033Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5593 (former)
TopicsDanspace Project (New York, N.Y.)Siva (Hindu deity)Bharata natyamDance -- IndiaNew York International Festival of the Arts
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesCreation/production credits: presented by the Danspace Project in association with the New York International Festival of the Arts. Lighting, Carol Mullins.Performers: Danced by Alarmel Valli. Music performed by Uma Muthukumaraswamy (group leader), Prema Ramamoorthy (vocalist), Shobhana Swamy (cymbals), Thaduthai Kondapuram Ramamoorthy Koorthy (flutist), Krishna Raja Rao Gopinath (drum or mridangam).Venue: Videotaped in performance at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York, on June 16, 1991, for the Danspace Project Archive by Dean Moss.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (39 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in
DescriptionThree dance solos by Alarmel Valli, described in the program as "the foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in Bharatanatyam, which stands for classical authenticity, technical excellence and lyricism." Program 2.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F2684NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13700244Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1e8a9bf0-84ed-0135-dab5-0dd2b4d18bcc
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