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India: music and dance

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India: music and dance
Rao, Shanta (Dancer)
Cooke, Alistair, 1908-2004 (Host)
Menuhin, Yehudi, 1916-1999 (Commentator)
Khan, Ali Akbar, 1922- (Musician)
Saudek, Robert, 1911-1997 (Producer)

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Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1955-04-10
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6560
Shelf locator: *MGZHB 8-2051
Padam (Dance)
Dance -- India
Bharata natyam
Filmed dance
Televised dance
Televised performances
Venue: Part of the Ford Foundation TV-Radio Workshop's Omnibus program, telecast on CBS-TV, April 10, 1955.
Creation/production credits: Producer: Robert Saudek. Host: Alistair Cooke. Commentary by Yehudi Menuhin.
Physical Description
Film reel
Extent: 1 film reel (20 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
A performance of classical Indian dance and music, presented in conjunction with an exhibit of Indian textiles at the Museum of Modern Art. The noted Indian dancer Shanta Rao performs two dances in Bharata Natyam style: Alarippu, a ritual invocation, and Padam Chaliyani, a story-telling chant and dance. Then follows a performance on the sarod by Ali Akhbar Khan with tabla-player Mr. Chatturlal.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY837031652-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160000
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): fe63f200-c7ea-0135-428e-6570eca7bc67
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Item timeline of events

  • 1955: Issued
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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India: music and dance