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Title
Manipuri dance numbers and demonstration
Names
Jhaveri, Ranjana (Dancer)
Jhaverī, Darśanā (Dancer)
Kalāvatī Devī (Dancer)
Patel, Priti (Dancer)
Bannerjee, Sruti (Dancer)
Devi, Latasana (Dancer)
Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Teacher)
Manipuri Nartanalaya (Presenter)
Kalāvatī Devī (Dancer)
Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Conductor)
Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Singer)
Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Choreographer)
Collection

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1972 - 1985 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
Kandarpaprati 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 -- Sukasari 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 nayika bhedas (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: gajapati (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 locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9004
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-4772 (former)
Topics
Radha (Hindu deity)
Hindu mythology
Krishna (Hindu deity)
Dance -- India -- Manipur (India)
Dance -- Study and teaching -- India
Genres
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Notes
Content: Title from original container; accompanying outline is titled "Manipuri dance numbers composed by Guru Bipin Singh."
Additional physical form: For accompanying syllabus and other materials, in English, see *MGZR Manipuri dance [Clippings].
Performers: Drummer: Birmangal 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 Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (184 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
Multiple languages
Manipuri
Sanskrit
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F657
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12486370
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0d67c550-7c69-0135-c763-5bdd2d13fbbd
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  • 1972: Created (Approximate)
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Manipuri dance numbers and demonstration" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1972 - 1985. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/890ffbc9-1f4d-4dc4-9f40-0422fe6ae0da

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Manipuri dance numbers and demonstration" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 30, 2022. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/890ffbc9-1f4d-4dc4-9f40-0422fe6ae0da

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1972 - 1985). Manipuri dance numbers and demonstration Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/890ffbc9-1f4d-4dc4-9f40-0422fe6ae0da

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Manipuri dance numbers and demonstration