Dance in Asia: magic in motion

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Brodeur, Marie (Producer)
Brodeur, Marie (Director)

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1991
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 3235
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-3879 (former)
Kecak (Dance drama)
Dance -- Indonesia -- Java
Dance -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)
Dance -- Japan
Dance -- Thailand
Dance -- China
Dance -- India
Shinto -- Rituals
Shinto -- Customs and practices
Wayang wong (Dance drama)
Dance -- Religious aspects
Television programs
Motion pictures
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Creation/production credits: Produced by La Compagnie de la Marie eng. Producer/director/writer/camera/sound: Marie Brodeur. Narrator: L. J. Regimbal.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a donation from Lynn Garafola.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (41 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 3/4 in.
Survey of ritual and religious dance in the Asian countries of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. The role of dance in Buddhism, Tantric Buddhism, Hinduism, and Shintoism is explored, as are dances associated with water, earth, and fire rituals. The Ramayana, the Hindu epic, is examined as a source of inspiration for the Javanese wayang wong and the Balinese kecak. Weapon dances in China and Japan are represented, as are dances emphasizing hand gestures, such as the Balinese jauk. In surveying the transmission of traditions, the program presents a panorama of dance classes and rehearsals in Java, Bali, and Japan.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY936039634-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12175014
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9ac56300-b450-0136-bd56-59f7e8ceaf10
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  • 1991: Created
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance in Asia" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dance in Asia" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 18, 2020.

APA Format

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

Wikipedia Citation

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Dance in Asia