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Alarmel Valli
Valli, Alarmel (Commentator)
Mullins, Carol (Lighting designer)
Moss, Dean (Videographer)
Danspace Project (New York, N.Y.) (Contributor)
New York International Festival of the Arts (Contributor)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Table of Contents
Pushpanjali (ca. 12 min.) / offering to the Divine, followed by devotional verse dedicated to the god Shiva and description of the cosmic dance of Shiva. Thikku theriyatha kaattil (ca. 13 min.) / ragam, Ragamaligai ; tala, Adi ; introduced by Alarmel Valli, who describes the dance action, a portrayal of Radha, Krishna's beloved. Thillana (ca. 12 min.) / raga, Kathanakutukalam ; tala, Adi ; pure dance movements.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9034
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5594 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
(Hindu deity), Siva
Bharata natyam
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by the Danspace Project in association with the New York International Festival of the Arts.
Content: Program 1.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Performers: Danced by Alarmel Valli.
Performers: Music performed by Uma Muthukumaraswamy (group leader), Prema Ramamoorthy (vocalist), Shobhana Swamy (cymbals), Thaduthai Kondapuram Ramamoorthy Koorthy (flutist), Krishna Raja Rao Gopinath (drum or mridangam). [Only four musicians appear on recording.]
Venue: Videotaped in performance at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, New York, on June 14, 1991, for the Danspace Project Archive by Dean Moss.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (37 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Three dance solos by Alarmel Valli, described in the program as "the foremost exponent of the Pandanallur tradition in Bharatanatyam, which stands for classical authenticity, technical excellence and lyricism."
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13700243
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5d713c90-7c67-0135-5ff6-21e1f9439332
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Item timeline of events

  • 1991: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alarmel Valli" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Alarmel Valli" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 17, 2021.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1991). Alarmel Valli Retrieved from

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Alarmel Valli