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Mirror of gesture
Pal, Chitralekha (Dancer)
Los Angeles County Museum (Presenter)
Pal, Pratapaditya (Narrator)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1974 (Inferred)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 1391
Dance -- India
Bharata natyam
Hindu art
Hindu mythology
Krishna (Hindu deity)
Siva (Hindu deity)
Indian sculpture
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Creation/production credits: Presented by the Department of Indian Art of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Distributed as a videotape by University of California Extension Media Center. Photography/direction: Edward Cornachio. Text and narration: Pratapaditya Pal.
Statement of responsibility: Dance sequences: Chitralekha Pal. Music: Ashish Khan and Shubho Shankar, assisted by Pranesh Khan.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (21 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Documentary on the kinship of Hindu sculpture and dance, exploring similarities in their use of rhythm and dynamics. Dance themes in Hindu sculpture and mythology, such as Krishna's mystical dance with the gopis and the cosmic dance of Siva Nataraja, are also examined.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12169352
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7d912670-0826-0131-6a66-3c075448cc4b
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1974: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mirror of gesture" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1974.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Mirror of gesture" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 23, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1974). Mirror of gesture Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Mirror of gesture