Manipuri dance numbers and demonstration
NamesJhaveri, RanjanaJhaverī, DarśanāKalāvatī Devī (Singer)Patel, PritiBannerjee, SrutiDevi, LatasanaSingh, Bipin, 1918-Jhaveri SistersManipuri Nartanalaya
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Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1972 or later
Table of ContentsKandarpaprati akshep / music, Meitei song ; Radha accuses Kandarpa, the god of love, of mistaking her for Shiva and burning her in revenge ; performed by Darshana -- Nipa khubakishei / clapping dance in tandava (masculine) style, performed during Rathayatra, the chariot festival of Jagannath ; performed by Priti, Sruti, and Latasana -- Nipa nupi khubakishei / traditional composition ; music, Dashavtar stuti ; clapping dance in tandava and lasya (feminine) styles ; performed by Darshana and Priti (tandava), Ranjana and Sruti (lasya) -- Demonstration of three divisions of tandava: Gunthanam / performed by Priti -- Chalanam / performed by Latasana -- Prasaranam / performed by Latasana -- Demonstration of rhythm patterns to time measures: Tal tevda / performed by Sruti -- Tal khujital / performed by Sruti -- Tal brahmatal / performed by Priti -- Shukasari dwandwa / the male and female parrots Shuka and Sari quarrel over the relative merits of Krishna and Radha ; performed by Priti and Sruti -- Khandita / song from Jayadeva's Gita govinda ; one of the eight nayikabhedas (states of heroines in love) ; Radha is jealous and angry when Krishna is late for a tryst, and sends him away when he arrives with the marks of loveplay on his body ; performed by Darshana. (ca. 52 min.)Anangakshep / Radha accuses Ananga, the god of love, of mistaking her for Shiva and burning her in revenge -- Mridang vadan [instrumental work] / performed by Darshana and Latasana (drums), and Guru Bipin Singh (cymbals) -- Demonstration of body movements by Guru Bipin Singh: Lasya chali -- Lasya tanchep -- Alankar [rhythm pattern] showing importance of neck movements -- Alankar from Gopras in tandava style -- Sequence from Bajikar khel, based on cholom tandav -- Excerpt from Krishna nartan -- Excerpt from Brindavan bhangi pareng, in lasya style -- Excerpt from Ghoshtha Brindavan bhangi pareng -- Gaits of animals and birds, demonstrated by Guru Bipin Singh: gajagati (elephant), hansagati (swan), khanjangati (wagtail), stork, crow -- Pontha jagoi / competition dance of Krishna and Radha, contrasting tandava and lasya styles ; performed by Kalavati (Krishna) and Ranjana (Radha) -- Manbhanjan ; sequence from Jayadeva's Gita govinda ; Radha is angry and jealous when Krishna is late for a tryst, and asks him to leave when he arrives with marks of loveplay on his body, but the two are reconciled ; performed by Kalavati (Krishna) and Ranjana (Radha) -- Krishna roop varnam / description of Krishna's beauty ; performed by Ranjana. (ca. 57 min.)Bhangi parengs (traditional dance compositions utilizing basic body movements, which must be mastered by Manipuri dance students): Ghoshtha bhangi pareng, in tandava style (II and III year course) / performed by Kalavati, Latasana, and Premlata -- Achouba bhangi pareng, in lasya style (II and III year course) / performed by Ranjana, Darshana, and Priti (?) -- Brindavan bhangi pareng, in lasya style (IV year course) / performed by Ranjana, Darshana, and Kalavati -- Ghoshtha Brindavan bhangi pareng, in tandava style (V year course) / performed by Kalavati, Latasana, and Premlata. (ca. 58 min.)Khurumba bhangi pareng, in lasya style (VI year course) / performed by Ranjana, Darshana, and Kalavati. (16 min.)
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9004Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4772 (former)
Topics(Hindu deity), RādhāHindu mythologyKrishna (Hindu deity)Dance -- India -- Manipur (India)Dance -- Study and teaching -- India
Genrestwo-dimensional moving imageDanceVideo
NotesStatement of responsibility: [choreography by] Guru Bipin Singh.Title from original container; accompanying outline is titled "Manipuri dance numbers composed by Guru Bipin Singh."For accompanying syllabus and other materials, in English, see *MGZR Manipuri dance [Clippings].Performers: Dancers: Ranjana Jhaveri, Darshana Jhaveri, Kalavati Devi, Priti Patel, Sruti Bannerjee, Latasana Devi, and Premlata Devi of Manipuri Nartanalaya.Performers: Singers: Guru Bipin Singh, Atashi Chatterjee, Ibeyaima Devi, and Kalavati Devi.Performers: Drummer: Birmangal 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 titles announced in Manipuri or Sanskrit.
Physical DescriptionExtent: 1 streaming video file (NTSC) (184 min.) :sd., col.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F657NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12486370Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d67c550-7c69-0135-c763-5bdd2d13fbbd
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