|Other author/creator||Ma, Eve A., director, host.|
|Other author/creator||Lee, Richard R., director.|
|Other author/creator||Kunhiraman, K. P., interviewee.|
|Other author/creator||Kunhiraman, Katherine, interviewee.|
|Other author/creator||Kalanjali (Dance company)|
|Other author/creator||Palomino Productions.|
||Of beauty and deities
||Music & dance of India
||Music and dance of India
||Dance to mother earth -- Tillana -- Kirtanam dance honoring Lord Krishna -- Musical Kirtanam -- Folk dance from Orissa.
||Bharata natyam is an art form traditionally performed in Hindu temples by women considered 'married' to the deities ... With fast footwork and beautiful costumes, bharata natyam tells stories, and in one dance ... 'translated' the movements ... which amount to a form of sign language. Includes interviews with musicians, dancers, and Kalakshetra K.P. and Katherine Kunhiraman, the directors of the troupe. The interviews explore the religious and cultural traditions underlying Bharata-Natyam, the techniques of music and dance, and the dancers' personal backgrounds. Commentary is interspersed with dance performances, accompanied by live music.
|General note||"An episode in the series, The languages of sound & movement."|
|General note||Extras include full versions of dances, slide show.|
|Credits||Camera, William Hodgson ... [et al.] ; editors, Sandra Large, Eva A. Ma ; DVD authored by Michael Bloch.|
||Interviewees: Kalashetra K.P. and Katherine Kunhiraman.
||Performed by Kalanjali: Dances of India: K.P. Yesodha (solo dancer), Kamala Devan, Kali Futnani, Elizabeth Hayes, Swapna Kudilil, Prabha Nair, Priya Pandurang, Poonwatie Ramrattan, Asha Subas, Trishra Subas (dance troupe), Sasidaran Natarajan (singer), R. Kalaiarasan, Sankarapillai Sunil Kumar, Katherine Kunhiraman, Ramesh Baba K.P. (musicians).
|Language||Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.|
||Languages of sound & movement (Television program)