Manipuri dance course, V year [Part 2] and VI year
NamesJhaveri, Ranjana (Dancer)Jhaverī, Darśanā (Dancer)Kalāvatī Devī (Dancer)Devi, LatasanaSingh, Bipin, 1918- (Teacher)Jhaveri Sisters (Performer)Manipuri Nartanalaya (Performer)Kalāvatī Devī (Geographic information specialist)Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Choreographer)Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Singer)Singh, Bipin, 1918- (Conductor)
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Dates / OriginDate Created: 1972 - 1994 (Approximate)
Table of ContentsV year [Part 2] (ca. 58 min.). Nritta prabandha (pure dances to musical compositions), continued: Tanum in tandava (masculine) style / performed by Latasana -- Chandrabali nartan / dance of Chandrabali, a gopi (milkmaid), Radha's rival for Krishna's love ; performed by Kalavati -- Mangalacharan / traditional composition ; invocation to Krishna and Radha ; performed by Ranjana -- Jugal roop varnam / description of Krishna and Radha ; performed by Darshana -- Jugal roop prarthana / invocation to Krishna and Radha ; performed by Kalavati -- Dhaprag (Mridang rag) [instrumental work] / performed by Kalavati (drum) and Darshana (cymbals) -- Vrindavan ahoubi (Mridang rag) [instrumental work] / performed by Kalavati and Darshana -- Gaits of birds and animals: Gajagati (elephant), hansagati (swan), and khanjangati (wagtail) / performed by Darshana -- Pontha jagoi / sequence from the Nityaras in which Krishna and Radha compete with one another ; performed by Darshana and Latasana.VI year (ca. 59 min.). Nrittabandha (Punglol jagoi) (dances to talas, or time measures): Chowtal pareng, danced in lasya (feminine) style / performed by Darshana -- Surfak pareng, danced in lasya style / performed by Darshana -- Prabandhanritya (interpretative dances to songs): Radha abhisar / sequence from the Vasant ras ; Radha sets out to meet Krishna ; performed by Kalavati -- Abhisarika / Radha sets out through inclement weather for a tryst with Krishna ; performed by Ranjana -- Khandita / traditional composition ; one of the eight nayikabhedas (states of heroines in love) ; Radha is jealous and angry when Krishna is late for a tryst, and sends him away when he appears with marks of loveplay on his body ; performed by Ranjana -- Sequence from the Gita Govinda / description of the flora and fauna of Vrindavan, Krishna's beauty, and Krishna's dances with the milkmaids ; performed by Darshana -- Vrindavan varnan / Radha's friend describes the beauty of Vrindavan ; performed by Kalavati -- Bashaksajja / Radha decorates her bower in preparation for a visit from Krishna ; performed by Ranjana -- Vipralabdha / Radha is dejected and heartbroken when Krishna fails to appear ; performed by Ranjana.VI year, continued (ca. 46 min.). Shadanga nartan / performed by Darshana and Kalavati -- Mapop jagoi (milkmaids' dances; traditional compositions): Mapop jagoi performed in the Kunja ras / performed by Darshana, Ranjana, and Kalavati -- Mapop jagoi performed in the Nityaras / performed by Darshana, Ranjana, and Kalavati -- Mapop jagoi performed in the Maharas / performed by Darshana and Kalavati -- Mapop jagoi performed in the Vasant ras / performed by Darshana and Kalavati -- [The last three items listed in the accompanying outline do not appear on the tape.]
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9002
Topics(Hindu deity), Krishna(Hindu deity), RādhāHindu mythologyDance -- India -- ManipurDance -- Study and teaching -- India
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesCreation/production credits: course devised by Guru Bipin Singh.Content: Title from accompanying outline.Content: For accompanying syllabus and other materials, in English, see *MGZR Manipuri dance [Clippings].Performers: Performed by the Jhaveri Sisters, Ranjana Jhaveri and Darshana Jhaveri, with Kalavati Devi and Latasana Devi of Manipuri Nartanalaya.Performers: Singers: Guru Bipin Singh, Kalavati Devi, Atoshi Chatterjee, Ibeyaima Devi, and Premlata Nayak.Performers: Drummer: Biramangal Singh.Language: Dance terms and titles announced in a combination of Sanskrit, Manipuri, and English.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (163 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionFifth and sixth year syllabus for a training course in Manipuri dance, first created by Guru Bipin Singh in 1958 and revised by him in 1972. The first part of the fifth year syllabus appears on *MGZIC 9-4769. The course is based on Singh's in-depth study of oral traditions of dance and music, particularly the dance forms of Sankirtan and Rasleelas, correlated with various Vaishnavite and ancient Indian texts on dance and music. It includes traditional compositions as well as original choreography by Singh.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY95-F656NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12486369Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 73f71f10-8331-0138-c5ee-0fb550775974
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