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India

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The world's largest democracy has a rich and diverse culture. Now, it is also achieving more rapid economic growth India's vast territory can be divided into three main regions ...

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Betty True Jones

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Music and Dance . Delhi, 1990. Basham, A. L. The Wonder That Was India . New ed. New York, 1963. Brown, W. Norman , ed. India, Pakistan, Ceylon . Ithaca, N. Y., 1951. Coorlawala, Uttara Asha . Ruth St. Denis and India's Dance Renaissance . Dance Chronicle 15.2 (1992): 123–152. Dimock, Edward C. The Place of the Hidden Moon: Erotic Mysticism in the Vaiṣṇavasahajiyā Cult of Bengal . Chicago, 1966. Gargi, Balwant . Theatre in India . New York, 1962. Gargi, Balwant . Folk Theater of India . Seattle, 1966. Gaston, Anne-Marie . Śiva in Dance, Myth, and...

Devi, Ritha

Devi, Ritha (12 Jun. 1934)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Devi, Ritha ( b Baroda , 12 Jun. 1934 ; d Pune, India , 12 Sept. 2017 ) Indian dancer and teacher . She studied many forms of Indian dance including bharata natyam, kathakali, and odissi with some of India's most acclaimed gurus and from 1958 toured internationally as a solo dancer. She retired to teach Indian dance technique at New York...

Ragini Devi

Ragini Devi (18 August 1897)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Indian Dance Theatre in New York, where she presented her own repertory and provided a showcase for many ethnic artists. A Rockefeller Foundation grant enabled her to return to India in 1949 to pursue research for her second book, Dance Dialects of India , which was finally published there in 1971 ; her family released a revised edition in 1990 . She also gave solo concerts in India until her return to the United States in 1978 . During her retirement at the Actor's Fund Home in New Jersey, Ragini Devi worked on a book devoted to Indian music. This work,...

Martial Arts

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Arts . For discussion of martial arts in Asia, see Asian Martial Arts . See also China , overview article; Chhau ; India , article on History of Indian Dance ; Kathakaḷi ; and for parallel traditions in Thailand , see Khōn . For stylized self-defense as dance in Indonesia, see Indonesia , article on Javanese Dance Traditions and Pencak...

Anglo-Polish Ballet

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...company formed in London in 1940 by two dancers, Czeslow Konarski and Alicja Halama . In 1941 Jan Cobel became director and it gave a very successful tour of England, performing subsequent seasons in London until 1947 . It also performed for the troops in Italy and India during the war. Gilmour , Kersley , and Rassine were among its...

manipuri

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...manipuri A style of dance originating from the valley of Manipur in NE India. Folkloric and religious in origin, it is simple to perform and often involves the entire community. Its dramas are accompanied by dialogue and song, while its style is marked by softness and...

Rao, Shanta

Rao, Shanta (1930)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...b Mangalore , 1930 ) Indian dancer . She studied kathakali with Ravunni Menon , mohini attam with Shri Pannikar , and dasi attam with Minakshisundaram Pillai . Her stylistic range and controversial dance personality helped revive interest in classical dance in her native India while her world-wide tours attracted international...

Roerich, Nicholas

Roerich, Nicholas (27 Sept. 1874)   Quick reference

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Roerich, Nicholas ( b St Petersburg , 27 Sept. 1874 ; d Kulu, India , 13 Sept. 1947 ) Russian scholar , mystic , painter , and designer . He studied prehistoric culture around the world and his main association with ballet was his designs for Fokine's Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor ( 1909 ) and Nijinsky 's Rite of Spring ( 1913 ), both for Diaghilev's Ballets...

Indrani

Indrani (19 September 1930)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Sri from the government of India; the Sahitya Kala Parishad, Delhi State; the Nritya Vilas Sangeet Peet, Bombay; the Natya Kala Bhushanam, India Institute of Fine Arts, Madras; the key to the city of New York; and a written tribute from Galina Ulanova . Indrani maintains residences in both New Delhi and New York. She has taught at The Juilliard School of Dance, New York University, and Brooklyn College, and she has devised a notation system for students and teachers. She is married to Habib Rahman, former chief architect of India; they have a son, Ram, a...

Sarabhai, Mrinalini

Sarabhai, Mrinalini (11 May 1928)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Misra, Susheela . Some Dancers of India . New Delhi, 1992. Mortimer, Chapman . Mrinalini Sarabhai's Hindu Ballet . Ballet 11 (December 1951): 22–26. Mrinalini Sarabhai . The Dancing Times (May 1949): 428–430. Sarabhai, Mrinalini . Dance Is My Beloved . Dance Magazine (January 1964): 54–57. Sarabhai, Mrinalini . The Eight Nayikas . Dance Perspectives , no. 24 (1965). Sarabhai, Mrinalini . Darpana: A Mirror for India . Dance and Dancers (September 1971): 38–40. Sarabhai, Mrinalini . The Sacred Dance of India . Bombay, 1979. Sarabhai, Mrinalini ....

Panigrahi, Sanjukta

Panigrahi, Sanjukta (1932)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Panigrahi and choreographed dances to the lyrics of Suradas, Tulasidas, Rabindranath Tagore , and Vidyapati, as well as to Oriya songs. She and her husband, whose melodious voice added an extra dimension to Oḍissi performances, appeared throughout India and abroad. Their concerts popularized Oḍissi all over India, especially in their home state of Orissa. More young dancers took up the genre, inspired by Sanjukta as a role model. Her collaboration with Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra resulted in several new compositions; she herself choreographed such innovative...

Devadāsī

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...in South India . Delhi, 1987. Kopf, David . Dancing Virgin, Sexual Slave, Divine Courtesan, or Celestial Dancer: In Search of the Historic Devadāsī. In Bhārata Nāṭyam in Cultural Perspective , edited by George Kliger . Delhi, 1993. Marglin, Frédérique Apffel . Wives of the God-King: The Rituals of the Devadasis of Puri . Delhi, 1985. Massey, Reginald , and Jamila Massey . The Dances of India: A General Survey and Dancer's Guide . London, 1989. Mayo, Katherine . Slaves of the Gods . New York, c.1929. Prasad, A. K. Devadasi System in Ancient India: A Study...

Knight, Lakshmi

Knight, Lakshmi (30 October 1943)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...in bharata nāṭyam and Karnatic music by her mother, T. Balasaraswati . She began assisting her mother in teaching, both at the Music Academy in Madras and outside of India, in 1962 ; she also accompanied her mother in concert as a vocalist during the 1970s. Knight gave her first public concert of bharata nāṭyam in 1972 in Madras. Knight has performed since then throughout India and in North America, where she has performed in most major concert venues, appearing in more than two hundred concerts over a twenty-year period. She has received several...

Rāga

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...Ragas of Northern Indian Music . 2d ed. New Delhi, 1991. Jairazbhoy, N. A. The Rāgs of North Indian Music . Middletown, Conn., 1971. Kaufmann, Walter . The Ragas of North India . Bloomington, 1968. Kaufmann, Walter . The Ragas of South India . Bloomington, 1976. Viswanathan, T. “Rāga Ālāpana in South Indian Music.” Ph.D. diss., Wesleyan University, 1974. Wade, Bonnie C. Music in India: The Classical Traditions . Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1978. Widdess, Richard . The Ragas of Early Indian Music . Oxford, 1995. William P. Malm Amended by Christopher...

Maharaj, Birju

Maharaj, Birju (4 February 1938)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...have represented India at almost all the major Festivals of India in countries outside India, including the United States, Germany, and Russia. He has been awarded the title of Padmabhushan, a great honor. His students are now spread all over the world, particularly in Western countries. Brooks, Valerie . Heart of the Matter . Ballet News 7 (September 1985): 11–16. Hall, Fernau . Maharaj and Indian Classics . Daily Telegraph (22 September 1981). Khokar, Mohan . Lucknow Gharana . Marg 12.4 (1959). Misra, Susheela . Some Dancers of India . New Delhi,...

South Asia

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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...Creation. Bharata's treatise the Natya Shastra was written c .200 bc – ad 300 and its guidelines on dance, drama, and music acquired the status of holy writ. The main dance forms are bharata natyam from S. India , kathakali from S.W. India, manipuri from N.E. India, kuchipudi from S.E. India, odissi from Orissa, and kathak from N. India . These also had a formative influence on the dances of S.E. Asia. Under colonial rule these ancient dance forms were frequently degraded but the 20th century saw a major renaissance of standards in both teaching...

Manipur

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The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...of North and South India. See also Asian Dance Traditions , overview article; Costume in Asian Traditions ; and the entries on the Jhaveri sisters and Bipin Singh . Anand, Mulk Raj , ed. Classical and Folk Dances of India . Bombay, 1963. Datta, Birendranath , ed. Traditional Performing Arts of North-East India . Guwahati, Assam, 1990—. Doshi, Saryu , ed. Dances of Manipur: The Classical Tradition . Bombay, 1989. Lightfoot, Louise . Dance-Rituals of Manipur, India . Hong Kong, 1958. Ragini Devi . Dance Dialects of India . 2d rev. ed. Delhi,...

Reddy, Raja and Radha

Reddy, Raja and Radha (6 October 1943)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...also learned a few Kuchipudi dances from them. For their contributions to classical dance, the Reddys have received the Padamshri award from the government of India and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award, as well as other honors. They have two young daughters who are learning Kuchipudi under them. They continue to teach, choreograph, and perform new works. The Films Division of the government of India has made a documentary film on the Reddys. Kothari, Sunil , ed. Bharata Natyam: Indian Classical Dance Art . Bombay, 1979. Najan, Nala . Procession of...

Sitara Devi

Sitara Devi (October 1925)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...government of India, the Kalidasa Sanman, and the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi awards for her services to the world of dance. A film on her life was made by the Films Division of the government of India. She lives in Bombay and continues to delight dance fans with her lively performances, even at an advanced age, winning admiration for her love of life and dance. Hall, Fernau . News from the World . Ballet Today (March 1956): 6–7. Kothari, Sunil . Kathak: Indian Classical Dance Art . New Delhi, 1989. Misra, Susheela . Some Dancers of India . New Delhi,...

Vedantam Satyam

Vedantam Satyam (15 August 1934)   Reference library

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

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...young age of twenty-six and received the academy's major aware. The government of India bestowed the Padamshri award on him; he also received the prestigious Kalidasa Sanman award for his services to Kuchipudi. Married and the father of two daughters and a son, Vedantam Satyam lives in Kuchipudi village, from which he travels to perform throughout India and abroad. Jonnalagadda, Anuradha . Kuchipudi Who is Who . Hyderabad, India, 1993. Ragini Devi . Dance Dialects of India . 2d rev. ed. Delhi, 1990. Sunil...

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