Classical Dance

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Classical Dance
Since there are few audio recordings in this category, this is a complete list of what is held by the Music Library. 

Bharatanatyam
The sounds of Bharathanatyam / by Sudharani Raghupathy. New Delhi : Super Cassettes Industries, p. 1990. Music Media Center --- SCI 627
 
Bharathanatyam songs / by M.L. Vasanthakumari.  Madras : Sangeetha, [1983?].  Nataraja anjali -- Alarippu -- Jatiswaram -- Varnam -- Kasturi thilakam -- Krishna nee -- Nee maatale : Javali -- Thillana -- Mangalam. Music Media Center --- SCI 510            

Kathak
Kathak, dance of India / Sitara Devi.  Calcutta : HMV, p1990.  Moordhang poornam trotakam -- Parangaha -- Bhav-parangaha -- Tilwat -- Tarana -- Padakriya (tatkar) -- Dhamar -- Choutaldhrupad -- Jhaptal -- Roopak taal. Sitara Devi, recitation ; Choube Maharaj, tabla.

Music Media Center --- SCI 411
 
Splendours of the Kathak Maestro Birju Maharaj  : classical vocal & instrumental.  Calcutta : EMI, p1985.    Music Media Center --- SCI 405
Bhajan: Pragatey Brij Nandlal (Raga Misra Desi, Tala Dadra), Jhoola: Jhoolata Radhey Nawal Kishore (Raga Misra Desh, Tala Roopak) -- Holi: Kanh khelyo kahan aisi Hori guinyan, raga Misra gara, taal chanchar -- Dadra: Chhodo chhodo Bihari nari dekhen sagari, (Raga Misra Pahadi, Tala Dadra) -- Thumri: Jagey ho kahin rayan, raga Bhairavi, Teentaal -- Krishna vandana (invocation) -- Laya disha (weaving patterns of Teentaal on tabla) -- Tarana (based on raga Kalavati, Teentaal) -- Parhant (reciting on boles, Teentaal) -- Sanjini (improvisations of tatkar on anklebells) Accompanying artists: Dinanath Misra, tabla ; Ram Lakhan Yadav, pakhawaj ; Mukesh Bihari Sharma, sarod ; Hari Shankar, harmonium ; Mehmood Khan, Sarangi ; Pradeep, effects ; Nirmal Biswas, sitar ; Aloke Nath Dey, flute.  

Kathak, the art of Gopi Krishna.  Calcutta : HMV, p1990.  Sarswati vandana -- Thaat and nikas -- Foot-work -- Indra-kop -- Tarana.                     Music Media Center --- SCI 416

Kathakali
Le Mahabharata : musiques, chants et rythmes du Kathakali.  France : Auvidis Ethnic, p1993.  Booklet includes English translations. Music Media Center --- CD 8189
Music Video Recordings
Amir : an Afghan refugee musician's life in Peshawar, Pakistan / National Film and Television School in association with the Royal Anthropological Institute ; directed and edited by John Baily.    [S.l.] : National Film and Television School, Royal Anthropological Institute ; Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources [distributor], 1985. Lilly A-V Video cassette --- [[Limited Circulation]][Limited Circulation] 8539 Musician Amir Mohammad moved from Herat, Afghanistan to Peshawar,  Pakistan in 1979 as a result of the Marxist regime and civil war in his homeland.  Through him viewers are introduced both to Afghan music and to the poverty and isolation faced by refugees.  In the accompanying booklet, ethnomusicologist John Baily discusses the making of a documentary film as a form of research and fieldwork.                

Anandalahari : (Waves of joy) / directed by Deben Bhattacharya ; produced by Seabourne Enterprises (Film Productions) Ltd. Guilford, CT : Audio-Forum, c1973. Music Media Center --- VC 262
Documents a festival featuring a gathering of Baul minstrels in West Bengal.

The Cosmic dance of Shiva / a co-production of WDR, Channel 4 London [and] Deben Bhattacharya, Paris-Calcutta. Guilford, CT : Audio-Forum, c1992. Lilly A-V Video cassette --- 6319
Celebrates various images of Shiva, the Hindu Lord of dance, as expressed in ritual dance.  
Dances of India / produced by Dan Gallagher ; directed by Nick Havinga ; written by Sig Moglen. Kent, CT : Creative Arts Television, 2000. Lilly A-V Video cassette --- 9444
Classic dances of India performed in traditional costume by Nala Najan, leading American dancer and teacher of Indian dance. Dances include a celebrated invocation "of auspicious beginnings" from South India; a south Indian dance to a religious song;...
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