Land of the dancing shiva

India, 1950

Film
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The Bharat Natyam dance form of South India. Temple sculptures reveal the antiquity of this dance, which is an exposition of Hindu mythology. The first part of the film describes the temples of South India, and the second shows a professional temple dancer performing before the statue of Shiva.

Credits

production company

DRD Productions

Film Group of India

Documentary Films of India

producer/director

R Bacha

Duration

00:10:17:00

Production places
India
Production dates
1950

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

012470

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → India - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Mythology, Hindu

Crafts & Visual Arts → Temples

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - India

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Temples

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Mythology, Hindu

History → Temples

Literature → Mythology, Hindu

Music & Performing Arts → Dance - India

Short films

Short films → Short films - India

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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