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Sitara in Kathak

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Sitara in Kathak
Sitara Devi (Dancer)
Gordon, Beate (Producer)
MacLennan, Donald W (Producer)
Gordon, Beate (Narrator)

Asia Society Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5912
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 5-443 (former)
Kathak (Dance)
Dance -- India
Musical instruments -- India
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Venue: Presented by Brooklyn College in cooperation with the Performing arts program of the Asia Society.
Creation/production credits: Produced and directed for Brooklyn College by Donald W. Mac Lennan. Written, narrated, and produced by Beate Gordon for the Asia Society. Staging and lighting design: William Chase.
Performers: Kathak dances performed by Sitara. Musicians: Benu-Prasad (Tabla), Satyanarayan (Harmonium), and Priyamala (Tamboura).
Content: Excerpts include: Ganesha dance (Dance for the elephant god); Dance emphasizing time measure and rhythmic patterns (performed to a time cycle of 16 beats); Dance of the peacock; Dance displaying Kathak's intricate and complicated rhythm.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (28 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY797078891-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12158343
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9bc10bc0-73aa-0134-2b53-00505686a51c
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sitara in Kathak" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sitara in Kathak" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 12, 2021.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Sitara in Kathak Retrieved from

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Sitara in Kathak