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Kathak (Indian Dance). (1930 - 1939)

Film-document โ„–67165 1 part, Black-white to collection Price category G

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Director: Bose Modhu. Bose Modhu

Operators: Prabhakar K.

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About 2 million years ago, a book formulate Indian dance technique, classical dance was written.

In northern India it is called "Kathak", is one of the most exquisite dances, rich expression, expressive hand movements and facial expressions.

The film begins with a short "dictation" of the most important values โ€‹โ€‹of hand movements in "Kathak", an explanation of poses and gestures.

Indian ancient paintings with the image of dancing.

Figure, statue of Krishna.

A dancer performs a dance between two girls.

Those sitting, and then when the dancer leaves themselves begin to dance.

And now, among many Kathak is one of the most famous dance where the performer tells a wonderful story of how complex gestures, so, equally complicated leg movements.

Dancer performs Kathak

Key words

India, dance