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Sasha, stage name (Dancer)
Bhaskar (Dancer)
Maharaj, Shambhu (Teacher)

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1950 - 1959 (Approximate)
Table of Contents
[Four dance works] (ca. 25 min., sd.) / recorded in performance, location and date not identified ; danced by Sasha ; the four dance works are: Shloka or Shlokam / Bharata Natyam dance to Sanskrit prayer to Shiva -- Natanam adinar / Bharata Natyam dance taught to Sasha by G. Ellapa ; dance to a sacred temple song celebrating Shiva Nataraja -- Kathak suite / Kathak dance from North India, taught to Sasha by Shambhu Maharaj -- Krishna ni begane (Padam) / ballad to Krishna -- Alarippu (ca. 8 min., si.) / recorded outdoors, location and date not identified ; opening dance of a Bharata Natyam concert ; danced by Sasha and Bhaskar -- [Dance demonstration?] (ca. 4 min., si.) / recording location and date not identified ; close-ups and full-length shots of Sasha, who is apparently demonstrating various movements and positions -- [Dance solo] (ca. 8 min., si.) / recorded on July 29, 1958, same location as above ; views of a statue of Shiva Nataraja, followed by footage of Sasha in a Bharata Natyam dance solo.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3354
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5261 (former)
Bharata natyam
Kathak (Dance)
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Content: Program information from original container and notes provided by Sasha.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (45 min.) : sound and silent, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Compilation of Hindu dance works recorded at various locations and dates.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13397757
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a1104610-aa0e-0133-f983-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1950: Created (Approximate)
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sasha" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1950 - 1959.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Sasha" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 26, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1950 - 1959). Sasha Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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