Posts by Category

Here is a guide/listing of all of the posts I've written regarding dance and non-dance features. First I've listed some general categories of post collections, and then groupings of posts by type follow.

General Categories



Traditional Indian Dance in Indian Films

> Dance in Early Indian Cinema: Some Video Evidence
> My Favorite (Black and White) Classical Indian Film Dances
> My Favorite (Color) Classical Indian Film Dances
> Tandav Dances in Indian Cinema
> Classical Dance Practice Songs/Scenes in Indian Films
> My Favorite "Twin" Dances in Classic Indian Cinema
> My Favorite (Black and White) Spectacle Film Dances
> Humorous Classical Indian Dances from Films!
> Obscure Indian Films About Dance: My "Holy Grail" List
> Classical Dances in Kannada Films - Part 1
> Classical Dances in Kannada Films - Part 2
> Odissi Dance in Odia Films - Including a Rare Dance in Lalita (1949)
> Odissi Dance in Indian Cinema Outside Odisha
Manipuri Dance in Indian Cinema and the Beautiful Dances in Sanabi 


Kamala, Sayee-Subbalakshmi, Padmini, Vyjayanthimala

> Rare Dance Songs of Kamala, Sai-Subbalakshmi, Padmini, & More!
> Even More Rare Dances of Kamala!
> New Kamala and Padmini/Lalitha Dance Finds!
> Kamala Dancing at the National Heritage Fellowships Concert September 2010!
> Baby Kamala Dancing in Ram Rajya and Kismet (1943)
> A Personal Article on Kamala: Reminiscenses of a Disciple
> The Classical Dances in Konjum Salangai (Tamil, 1962)
> Padmini: The Eternal Dancer (Galatta Cinema Article)
> Kamala's Dances in Jwala (Hindi, 1971) 
> New Kamala Film Dance Finds! Manohara and Malayitta Mangai
> Kamala Dancing in the Documentary Bharata Natyam (1954) 
> Found: Three New Kamala Dances (Ore Iravu, Vedhala Ulagam, & Manthiri Kumari
> All About Kamala's Sister Rhadha - The Other Dancer in Bhakta Kuchela
> Three New 1950s Kamala Dance Finds 
> A Clear Copy of Kamala's Tandava Dance in Sivagangai Seemai 
> Rare 1930s Tamil Film and 1950s Padmini Dance Footage from Ellis Dungan's Collection
> Kamala's Peacock Dance Found! (and some other "new" Kamala, Padmini, and Lalitha dances) 
> Found! Kamala, Rhadha, and Vasanthi's Dance in Chenda (1973, Malayalam) 
> Muthuswami Pillai's Star Students, Sayee and Subbulakshmi, and the "Twin Dance" Phenomenon
> Sayee and Subbulakshmi's Film Industry Relatives: R. Padma, P.A. Periyanayaki, and Others: Part Three
> Found: Vyjayanthimala's Other Bharatanatyam Dance in Chittor Rani Padmini (1963, Tamil)!
> Meeting and Interviewing Kamala! And a Rare Video Find at the NYPL!


Dances of Traditional Communities (Film and Nonfilm)

> Rare Video Clips of Devadasis, Uday Shankar & Simkie, Ram Gopal, and More
> The Devadasi Video Mystery Solved! Gujarat and its Bharatanatyam Legacy
> Adventures in Date-ing the BritishPathe Devadasi Dance and Video
> Rare Video of Devadasis Gauri Ammal and Balasaraswati
> Found: Bala (1976, Satyajit Ray) and an Extant Recordings List
> A Better Quality Bala AND Sanchari, Bamboo Flute, and Kuchipudi Revisited Posted Full Length!
> Dance Footage of Balasaraswati at the 1963 Edinburgh Festival
> Devadasi-Like Dances in Classic South Indian Films
> Kalavantulu/Devadasi Dances in the Films Muddu Bidda and Periyar (An Ode to Davesh Soneji's Latest Book)
> Film Choreographies of Nattuvanar V.S. Muthuswami Pillai: Part One
> Found: Vyjayanthimala's Devadasi Dance in Piya Milan (Choreographed by V.S. Muthuswami Pillai)
> Muthuswami Pillai's Star Students, Sayee and Subbulakshmi, and the "Twin Dance" Phenomenon: Part Two
> Sayee and Subbulakshmi's Film Industry Relatives: R. Padma, P.A. Periyanayaki, and Others: Part Three
Muthukumara Pillai on Screen in Kannika (1947), and Other Nattuvanars in Indian Cinema

Uday Shankar, Kalpana, and the Shankar Creative Dance Style

> Kalpana (1948) to be Screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival! 
> What's Next for Kalpana (1948)? 
> Finally! Kalpana (1948) is VIEWABLE ONLINE! 
> Rare Video Clips of Devadasis, Uday Shankar & Simkie, Ram Gopal, and More
> A Documentary on Simkie, Uday Shankar's Dance Partner 
> Kalpana's Dances Annotated at Pad.ma
> Uday Shankar's Kathakali Inspirations in Kalpana (Hindi, 1948)
> Simkie's Choreography in the Awara Dream Sequence (Hindi, 1951)
> How to Download Kalpana at Pad.ma
> Zohra Segal's Shankar-Style Choreography in Neecha Nagar (Hindi, 1946)
> Uday Shankar, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn in Utah!
> Rabindra Nritya/Tagore Dances in Bengali Films


Remembering Film Choreographers Series

> Series Kick-Off: Remembering Film Choreographers
Film Choreographies of Nattuvanar V.S. Muthuswami Pillai: Part One
> Found: Vyjayanthimala's Devadasi Dance in Piya Milan (Choreographed by V.S. Muthuswami Pillai)
> Muthuswami Pillai's Star Students, Sayee and Subbulakshmi, and the "Twin Dance" Phenomenon: Part Two
> Sayee and Subbulakshmi's Film Industry Relatives: R. Padma, P.A. Periyanayaki, and Others: Part Three
> Muthukumara Pillai on Screen in Kannika (1947), and Other Nattuvanars in Indian Cinema



Film Classical Dances Of...

> Film Classical Dances of Lakshmi Gopalaswamy
> Film Classical Dances of Sridhar
> Film Classical Dances of Vineeth
> Film Classical Dances of Bhanupriya - Part 1 (Ode to Swarna Kamalam)
> Chiranjeevi's Classical Dance Debut in Subhalekha
> Malavika's Dances and the Film Ananda Bhairavi (1983, Telugu/Kannada)
>Visual Proof of Malavika Sarkar - Kathak Dancer and Ananda Bhairavi star!
> Sabita Bhamidipati's Dances and the Film Saptapadi (1981, Telugu)
> Gurus Gopinath & Gopalakrishnan Dancing in Mayabazar (Telugu, 1957) 
> Minati Mishra's Odissi Dances in Arundhati (Oriya, 1976) 
> Film Classical Dances of Roshan Kumari 
> Film Classical Dances/Appearances of Ram Gopal and Extant Dance Footage 
> Film Classical Dances of Madame Menaka and the Menaka Indian Ballet 
> Film Kuchipudi Dances of Sobha Naidu 
> Film Classical Dances of Shobana
> Film Dances of Gopi Krishna - Including Three Little-Known Videos
> Film Dances of L. Vijayalakshmi
Remembering the Film Bharatanatyam of the Late Adyar K. Lakshman
> Film Classical Dances of Manju Warrier
> Swapna Sundari Dancing in Kissaa Kursee Kaa (Hindi, 1977) 

Indian Dance in Western/NonIndian Films

> Choreographer/Dancer Jack Cole and "Hindu Swing"
> Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 1 (Classical Era)
> Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 2 (The Rare)
> Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 3 (Orientalism)
> Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 4 (Coproductions) 
> The "Indian" Dances in Kali Yug (1963, Italy/France/Germany) (January 14, 2015) 
> Mystery Indian Dancers in Seven Wonders of the World (1956, US) (February 21, 2015)
> Video of Jack Cole Performing "Hindu Swing" in Hollywood Palace (1965) (July 4, 2015)

Detailed Dance Comparisons

> Vyjayanthimala and Padmini's Dance-off: Vanjikottai Valiban vs. Raj Tilak
> Gopi Krishna's Tandav Dance: Bhookailas vs. Bhookailasa

Film Classical Dance Finds

> My Latest Collection of Lesser-Known Film Classical Dances
> Hamsa Geethe's Classical Dance Competition: Translation and Reflection
> Classical Dances from the Film Swathi Thirunal (1987, Malayalam)
> A Gorgeous Kathak Dance in Khudito Pashan (1960, Bengali)
> Another Kamal Hassan "Classical" Dance in Sanam Teri Kasam
> Film Thoughts: La Danse De L'Enchanteresse (France, 2007)
> Kinara is on YouTube! Hema Malini! Classical Dance!
> Natyacharya: An Upcoming Bharatanatyam Documentary
> Classical Dances from the film Sringaram (Tamil, 2007) 
> Found: The Classical Dance in Kann Sivandhal Mann Sivakkum (Tamil, 1983) 
> Upcoming Documentary: Odissi - From the Temples to the Contemporary Stage
> Found: Bhavantarana (and other lovely dance-related documentary clips!)
> Full-Length Bhavantarana is now up!
> A Better Quality Bala AND Sanchari, Bamboo Flute, and Kuchipudi Revisited Posted Full Length!
> Found: Devayani's Classical Dance in America Ammayi (Telugu, 1976) 
> Found: Sharon Lowen's Odissi Dance in Swarna Kamalam (Telugu, 1988) 
> Rare Video of Dancers Tara Chowdhary, Guru Gopinath & Indrani Rehman, Sitarist Ravi Shankar, & More (all thanks to Net-Film!)
> Remembering the Late Tara Chaudhri
> Two More Busby Berkeley Top Shots in 1930s Indian Film Dance
Bharatanatyam in Sri Lankan Sinhalese Films and in Sri Lanka
Classical Dances in Recent Indian Films - Including Sattriya and Kootiyattam!
> Found: Rangam (Malayalam, 1985) and Shobana/Mohanlal's Bharatanatyam and Kathakali Dances!
> New 1950s Footage at Net-Film: Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai, E.V. Saroja, Chitrasena and Vajira!

Dance Extravaganzas!

> Indian Classical Dance Extravaganza!
> South Indian Dance Extravaganza!
> Allu Arjun Dance Extravaganza!

Dance Archives and Academia

> The Mohan Khokar Dance Archives of India - Touring the US!
> Exhibition Catalogue for the Mohan Khokar Dance Archives of India Tour
> A Conference Dedicated to Dance & Music in Early South Indian Cinema!

Indian Cinema

> The Indian National Film Awards Online Brochure Archive!
> Loads of Bengali Films at Angel's YouTube Channel!
> Celebrating 75 Years of Tamil Cinema: Part I (Galatta Cinema)
> Celebrating 75 Years of Tamil Cinema: Part II
> Fascinating Classic Tamil Film Stars (Galatta Cinema Article)
> The Freedom Movement Through Tamil Cinema (Galatta Cinema Article)
> Rare 1930s Tamil Film and 1950s Padmini Dance Footage from Ellis Dungan's Collection 

Other Projects and Fangirl Adventures

> The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in Utah!
> Indian English Accent Extravaganza!
> How South Indian Films Stole My Heart
> Allu Arjun's Guest Appearance in Shankar Dada Zindabad!
> Top 7 Embarrassing Songs Featuring...Goris!

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top