Manipuri dance course, IV year and V year [Part 1]
NamesJhaveri, RanjanaJhaverī, DarśanāKalāvatī Devī (Singer)Devi, LatasanaSingh, Bipin, 1918-Jhaveri SistersManipuri Nartanalaya
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Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1972 or later
Table of ContentsIV year (ca. 50 min.). Nritta bandha (Punglol jagoi) (dances to talas or time measures): Chali, danced in lasya [feminine] style / performed by Darshana -- Chali, danced in tandava [masculine] style / performed by Latasana -- Tanchep, danced in tandava style / performed by Kalavati -- Menkup, danced in lasya style / performed by Ranjana -- Menkup, danced in tandava style / performed by Kalavati.IV year, continued (ca. 61 min.). Tevda, danced in lasya style / performed by Darshana -- Prabandha nritta (dances to musical compositions): Krishna nartan / dance of Krishna from the Rasleela ; performed by Latasana -- Jugal nartan / dance of Krishna and Radha from the Rasleela ; performed by Ranjana and Kalavati -- Prabandha nritya (interpretative dances to songs): Krishnaroop varnan / description of Krishna's beauty ; performed by Darshana -- Nannichuri / the young Krishna as butter thief ; performed by Kalavati -- Kanduk khel / the young Krishna and his brother Balaram play ball ; performed by Kalavati and Latasana -- Chaturanga / traditional composition performed in the Nityaras ; performed by Darshana -- Baje drimikiti / traditional composition describing Krishna's beauty ; performed by Darshana -- Radha nartan / dance of Radha ; performed by Ranjana -- Nrityahasta (hand gestures) used in Maibi jagoi (priestess' dance) in the Lai-haraoba festival: Yumsaba (describing the building of a house) and Phisaba (describing cloth weaving) / performed by Latasana -- Mridang rag (drum composition): Rag macha.V year (ca. 57 min.). Nrittabandha: Tanchep pareng, danced in lasya style / performed by Darshana -- Tevda pareng, danced in tandava style / performed by Darshana -- Rupak pareng, danced in lasya style / performed by Kalavati -- Chartal pareng, danced in lasya style / performed by Darshana -- Nritta prabandha (pure dance to musical compositions): Telena / traditional composition ; performed by Ranjana -- Swarmala / traditional composition ; performed by Ranjana -- Tanum in lasya style / traditional dance performed in the Nityaras ; performed by Darshana.
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9001Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4769 (former)
Topics(Hindu deity), RādhāHindu mythologyKrishna (Hindu deity)Dance -- Study and teaching -- IndiaDance -- India -- Manipur
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceInstructionVideo
NotesStatement of responsibility: course devised by Guru Bipin Singh.Title from accompanying outline.For accompanying syllabus and other materials, in English, see *MGZR Manipuri dance [Clippings].Performers: Performed by the Jhaveri Sisters, Ranjana Jhaveri and Darshana Jhaveri, with Kalavati Devi and Latasana Devi of Manipuri Nartanalaya.Performers: Singers: Guru Bipin Singh, Kalavati Devi, Atoshi Chatterjee, Ibeyaima Devi, and Premlata Nayak.Performers: Drummer: Biramangal Singh.Performers: Conductor: Guru Bipin Singh.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.Language: Dance terms and titles are announced in a combination of Sanskrit, Manipuri, and English.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (168 min.) :sd., col.
DescriptionFourth and fifth year syllabus for a training course in Manipuri dance, first created by Guru Bipin Singh in 1958 and revised by him in 1972. The fifth year syllabus is continued on *MGZIC 9-4770. The course is based on Singh's in-depth study of oral traditions of dance and music, particularly the dance forms of Sankirtan and Rasleelas, correlated with various Vaishnavite and ancient Indian texts on dance and music. It includes traditional compositions as well as original choreography by Singh.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F655NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12486368Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be480870-85c8-0135-7748-6d4aa3b9fb72
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