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

producer/director

R Bacha

production company

Documentary Films of India

Film Group of India

DRD Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:10:17:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30909

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

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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