Posts Index

A List of All Blog Posts in Reverse-Chronological Order:
New 1950s Footage at Net-Film: Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai, E.V. Saroja, Chitrasena and Vajira! (July 17, 2016)
Swapna Sundari Dancing in Kissaa Kursee Kaa (Hindi, 1977) (June 19, 2016)
Muthukumara Pillai on Screen in Kannika (1947), and Other Nattuvanars in Indian Cinema (November 28, 2015)
Found: Rangam (Malayalam, 1985) and Shobana/Mohanlal's Bharatanatyam and Kathakali Dances! (July 19, 2015)
Video of Jack Cole Performing "Hindu Swing" in Hollywood Palace (1965) (July 4, 2015)

Film Classical Dances of Manju Warrier (She's Back!) (May 3, 2015)
Mystery Indian Dancers in Seven Wonders of the World (1956, US) (February 21, 2015)
The "Indian" Dances in Kali Yug (1963, Italy/France/Germany) (January 14, 2015)
Rabindra Nritya/Tagore Dances in Bengali Films (November 29, 2014)
Remembering the Film Bharatanatyam of the Late Adyar K. Lakshman (August 20, 2014)
Classical Dances in Recent Indian Films - Including Sattriya and Kootiyattam! (August 17, 2014)
Manipuri Dance in Indian Cinema and the Beautiful Dances in Sanabi (August 10, 2014)
Bharatanatyam in Sri Lankan Sinhalese Films and in Sri Lanka (June 24, 2014)
My Article "Screendance in Indian Cinema" and Thoughts on Film Dance (May 31, 2014)
Meeting and Interviewing Kamala! And a Rare Video Find at the NYPL! (May 24, 2014)
Uday Shankar, Ruth St. Denis, and Ted Shawn in Utah! (April 12, 2014)
Found: Vyjayanthimala's Other Bharatanatyam Dance in Chittor Rani Padmini (1963, Tamil)! (March 22, 2014)
Zohra Segal's Shankar-Style Choreography in Neecha Nagar (Hindi, 1946) (February 8, 2014)
Film Dances of L. Vijayalakshmi (January 12, 2014)
Film Classical Dances of Gopi Krishna - Including Three Little-Known Videos (January 5, 2014)
Film Classical Dances of Shobana (December 17, 2013)
Odissi Dance in Indian Cinema Outside Odisha (December 7, 2013)
Odissi Dance in Odia Films - Including a Rare Dance in Lalita (1949)! (November 28, 2013)
Two More Busby Berkeley-Inspired Top Shots in 1930s Indian Film Dances (October 18, 2013)
Sayee and Subbulakshmi's Film-Industry Relatives: R. Padma, P.A. Periyanayaki, and Others (Part 3) (October 5, 2013)
Remembering the Late Tara Chaudhri (September 28, 2013)
Muthuswami Pillai's Star Students, Sayee and Subbulakshmi, and the "Twin Dance" Phenomenon (Part Two) (September 24, 2013)
Found: Vyjayanthimala's Devadasi Dance in Piya Milan (Choreographed by V.S. Muthuswami Pillai) (August 9, 2013)
Film Choreographies of Nattuvanar V.S. Muthuswami Pillai: Part One (July 26, 2013)
A Conference Dedicated to Dance & Music in Early South Indian Cinema! (July 14, 2013)
Found: Kamala, Rhadha, and Vasanthi's Dance in Chenda (1973, Malayalam) (June 28, 2013)
Adventures in Date-ing the BritishPathe Devadasi Dance and Video (June 26, 2013)
How to Download Kalpana at Pad.ma (May 28, 2013)
Simkie's Choreography in the Awara Dream Sequence (Hindi, 1951) (April 30, 2013)
Uday Shankar's Kathakali Inspirations in Kalpana (Hindi, 1948) (April 8, 2013)
Rare Video of Dancers Tara Chowdhary, Guru Gopinath, & Indrani Rehman, Sitarist Ravi Shankar, & More (all thanks to Net-Film!) (March 23, 2013)
Kamala's Peacock Dance Found! (and some other "new" Kamala, Padmini, and Lalitha dances) (March 21, 2013)
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in Utah! (March 16, 2013)
Film Kuchipudi Dances of Sobha Naidu (March 9, 2013)
Kalpana's Dances Annotated at Pad.ma (February 23, 2013)
Finally! Kalpana (1948) is VIEWABLE ONLINE! (February 3, 2013)
Film Dances of Madame Menaka and the Menaka Indian Ballet (January 23, 2013)
Film Dances/Appearances of Ram Gopal and Extant Dance Footage (January 6, 2013)
Dance Footage of Balasaraswati at the 1963 Edinburgh Festival (December 15, 2012)
Film Classical Dances of Roshan Kumari (December 8, 2012)
Rare 1930s Tamil Film and 1950s Padmini Dance Footage from Ellis Dungan’s Collection(November 29, 2012)
A Clear Copy of Kamala's Tandava Dance in Sivagangai Seemai (November 22, 2012)
Found: Sharon Lowen's Odissi Dance in Swarnakamalam (Telugu, 1988) (October 31, 2012)
Dance in Early Indian Cinema: Some Video Evidence (October 12, 2012)
The Devadasi Video Mystery Solved! Gujarat and its Bharatanatyam Legacy (September 30, 2012)
Three New 1950s Kamala Dance Finds (September 20, 2012)
Anjana Banerjee’s Bharatanatyam in Chhandaneer (Bengali, 1989) (August 26, 2012)
Found: Devayani's Classical Dance in America Ammayi (1976, Telugu) (August 19, 2012)
Kalavantulu/Devadasi Dances in the films Muddu Bidda and Periyar (An Ode to Davesh Soneji's Latest Book) (August 16, 2012)
Rare Video Clips of Devadasis, Uday Shankar & Simkie, Ram Gopal, and More (July 14, 2012)
What's Next for Kalpana (1948)? (July 10, 2012)
Series Kick-Off: Remembering Film Choreographers (June 24, 2012)
A Better Quality Bala AND Sanchari, Bamboo Flute, and Kuchipudi Revisited Posted Full Length! (June 8, 2012)
Full-Length Bhavantarana is Now Up! (June 4, 2012)
Minati Mishra's Odissi Dances in Arundhati (Oriya, 1967) (May 15, 2012)
Visual Proof of Malavika Sarkar - Kathak Dancer and Ananda Bhairavi Star! (May 13, 2012)
Kalpana (1948) to be Screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival! (April 27, 2012)
This Blog Noted in The Asian Age! (April 25, 2012)
All About Kamala's Sister Rhadha - The Other Dancer in Bhakta Kuchela! (April 21, 2012)
A Documentary on Simkie, Uday Shankar's Dance Partner (April 7, 2012)
Found: Bala (1976, Satyajit Ray) and an Extant Recordings List (March 22, 2012)
Rare Video of Devadasis Gauri Ammal and Balasaraswati (March 18, 2012)
Found: Three New Kamala Dances (Ore Iravu, Vedhala Ulagam, and Manthiri Kumari)(March 17, 2012)
Gurus Gopinath & Gopalakrishnan Dancing in Mayabazar (Telugu, 1957) (March 12, 2012)
Kumari Kamala Dancing in the Documentary "Bharata Natyam" (1954) (March 10, 2012)
Upcoming Documentary: Odissi - From the Temples to the Contemporary Stage (March 1, 2012)
New Kamala Film Dance Finds! Manohara and Maalayitta Mangai! (February 24, 2012)
Found: Bhavantarana (and other lovely dance-related documentary clips!) (February 19, 2012)
The Indian National Film Awards Online Brochure Archive! (February 19, 2012)
Found: The Classical Dance in Kann Sivandhal Mann Sivakkum (Tamil, 1983) (February 13, 2012)
Sabita Bhamidipati's Dances and the film Saptapadi (1981, Telugu) (January 29, 2012)
Classical Dances from the film Sringaram (Tamil, 2007) (January 13, 2012)
Kamala's Dances in Jwala (Hindi, 1971) (January 11, 2012)
Malavika's Dances and the film Ananda Bhairavi (1983, Telugu/Kannada) (January 6, 2012)
Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 4 (Coproductions) (January 1, 2012)
Choreographer/Dancer Jack Cole and "Hindu Swing" (December 18, 2011)
Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 3 (Orientalism) (December 3, 2011)
Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 2 (The Rare) (November 20, 2011)
Indian Dances in Western Films about India: Part 1 (The Classical Era) (November 7, 2011)
New Kamala and Padmini/Lalitha Dance Finds! (November 3, 2011)
Natyacharya: An Upcoming Bharatanatyam Documentary (October 22, 2011)
Classical Dances from the film Swathi Thirunal (1987, Malayalam) (October 18, 2011)
Devadasi-Like Dances in Classic South Indian Films (October 2, 2011)
Exhibition Catalogue for the Mohan Khokar Dance Archives of India Tour (August 29, 2011)
A Gorgeous Kathak Dance in Khudito Pashan (1960, Bengali) (August 24, 2011)
The Mohan Khokar Dance Archives of India - Touring the US! (August 16, 2011)
A Personal Article on Kamala, "Reminiscenses of a Disciple" (August 15, 2011)
My Favorite (Black and White) Spectacle Film Dances (August 14, 2011)
My Latest Collection of Lesser-Known Film Classical Dances (July 31, 2011)
Film Classical Dances of Bhanupriya: Part 1 (Ode to Swarna Kamalam) (July 30, 2011)
The Demise Of AnyTamil! (July 25, 2011)
Indian English Accent Extravaganza! (June 27, 2011)
Film Classical Dances of Lakshmi Gopalaswamy (June 17, 2011)
The Classical Dances in Konjum Salangai (Tamil, 1962) (May 20, 2011)
Loads of Bengali Films with Subtitles at Angel's YouTube Channel! (May 17, 2011)
Classical Dances in Kannada Films - Part 2 (May 9, 2011)
Classical Dances in Kannada Films - Part 1 (April 9, 2011)
Vyjayanthimala and Padmini's Dance-off: Vanjikottai Valiban vs. Raj Tilak (April 3, 2011)
Hamsa Geethe's Classical Dance Competition: Translation and Reflection (March 30, 2011)
Another Kamal Hassan "Classical" Dance in Sanam Teri Kasam (March 22, 2011)
Gopi Krishna’s Tandav Dance: Bhookailas vs. Bhookailasa (February 22, 2011)
Film Thoughts: La Danse De L’Enchanteresse (France, 2007) (February 21, 2011)
Film Classical Dances of Sridhar (February 10, 2011)
Even More Rare Dances of Kamala! (January 30, 2011)
Humorous Classical Indian Dances from Films! (January 16, 2011)
Kamala Dancing at the National Heritage Fellowships Concert September 2010! (December 30, 2010)
Rare Dance Songs of Kamala, Sai-Subbalakshmi, Padmini, and More! (December 26, 2010)
Obscure Indian Films About Dance: My "Holy Grail" List (December 5, 2010)
Kinara (Hindi, 1977) is on YouTube! Hema Malini! Classical Dance! (December 4, 2010)
Film Classical Dances of Vineeth (November 28, 2010)
Baby Kamala Dancing in Ram Rajya and Kismet (1943) (November 10, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Vanaprastham (1999, Malayalam - Mohanlal, Suhasini) (November 6, 2010)
Classical Dance Practice Scenes/Songs in Indian Films (October 28, 2010)
My First "Custom VCD" from AnyTamil.com: Melnaatu Marumagal (October 11, 2010)
Tandav Dances in Indian Cinema (October 10, 2010)
My Favorite "Twin" Dances in Classic Indian Cinema (October 3, 2010)
My Favorite (Color) Classical Indian Film Dances (September 27, 2010)
My Favorite (Black and White) Classical Indian Film Dances (September 26, 2010)
Indian Classical Dance Extravaganza! (August 28, 2010)
Chiranjeevi's Classical Dance Debut in Subhalekha (1982, Telugu) (August 22, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Manathe Vellitheru (1994, Malayalam - Shobana, Vineeth, Lakshmi)(August 17, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977, Urdu/Hindi, Satyajit Ray: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi) (August 1, 2010)
The Freedom Movement Through Tamil Cinema (Galatta Cinema Article) (June 30, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Sringaram (2007, Tamil: Sharada Ramanathan) (June 20, 2010)
Fascinating Classic Tamil Film Stars (Galatta Cinema Article) (May 25, 2010)
Celebrating 75 Years of Tamil Cinema: Part II (Galatta Cinema Article) (May 18, 2010)
Celebrating 75 Years of Tamil Cinema (Galatta Cinema Article) (May 10, 2010)
Padmini: The Eternal Dancer (Galatta Cinema Article) (May 3, 2010)
And Now... A South Indian Dance Extravaganza! (April 27, 2010)
Child Artistes & Tamil Cinema (Galatta Cinema Article) (April 19, 2010)
How South Indian Films Stole My Heart (April 12, 2010)
Allu Arjun's Guest Appearance in Shankar Dada Zindabad (2007, Telugu)! (March 23, 2010)
Minai Proudly Presents: Allu Arjun Dance Extravaganza! (March 21, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Bhaggmati - The Queen of Fortunes (2005, Hindi - Tabu, Milind Soman, Hema Malini) (February 24, 2010)
Top 7 Embarrassing Songs Featuring... Goris! (February 8, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Nache Mayuri (1986, Hindi – Sudha Chandran) (February 5, 2010)
Film Thoughts: Nishi Japon (2005, Bengali) (November 18, 2009)
Film Thoughts: Bhalo Theko (2003, Bengali – Vidya Balan, et. al.) (November 13, 2009)
Film Thoughts: Thenmavin Kombathu (1994, Malayalam - Shobana, Mohanlal) (November 7, 2009)
Film Thoughts: Mitr, My Friend (2002, English, Shobana, Nasir Abdullah) (November 5, 2009)
Film Thoughts: The Tiger and the Flame (1953, English) (October 31, 2009)

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