NamesValli, 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 / OriginDate Issued: 1991
Table of ContentsPushpanjali (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 locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 9034Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5594 (former)
TopicsDance Theater Workshop(Hindu deity), SivaBharata natyamDance
NotesStatement 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 DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (37 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionThree 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 ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY98-F2683NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13700243Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5d713c90-7c67-0135-5ff6-21e1f9439332
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