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GITANJALI

3 verses from Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel Prize winning collection of song offerings ‘Gitanjali’, performed on stage at the British Council Theatre, New Delhi.

The verses were originally composed in Bengali, but were translated into English by the poet himself.

Dance & Choreography      : Rekha Tandon
Music                               : Michael Weston
Cameras                            : Papa Rao

Duration    : 8 minutes (approx)
Format      : DVD / PAL
Code         : DR DVD 003


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SHYAMA

The poem ‘Shyama’ was written by a 16th century mystic called Surdas. It describes a state of yearning experienced by the young Radha for the beautiful Shyama, or Krishna.

The love of Radha for Krishna, a popular theme in the Indian arts, symbolises the desire of the individual soul for God. The video was shot on location in the wooded groves of Vrindaban, where Krishna spent his youth.

Dance & Choreography      : Rekha Tandon
Music                               : Michael Weston
Cameras                           : Michael Duffy & Robyn Beeche
Director                             : Michael Duffy

Photography:
Cover             : Henry Stein
End credits     : Robyn Beeche

Duration    : 7 minutes (approx)
Format      : DVD / PAL
Code         : DR DVD 004


Produced and Edited by Dance Routes ©2014 Dance Routes. All rights reserved.

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MOKSHA

The dance
Moksha (lit: liberation) is a piece of pure dance, or nritta, set to pneumonic patterns conforming to a 4 beat cycle and forms a traditional concluding item of the classical odissi recital. The choreography for Moksha was created by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra.

The temple
The video was shot in the majestic Radha-Madhava temple, popularly known as the Jaipur Mandir, in Vrindavan, UP, India. Maharaja Madho Singh, a Rajasthani king, built the temple in the early twentieth century. The structure was conceived as a palace of pleasure for Lord Krishna and Sri Radha, embodying his devotion to these deities as well as expressing his sense of self-esteem as a great King of a leading Hindu state. Its black and white chessboard floor pattern provided the perfect setting to interpret Moksha as a three-dimensional virtual yantra in space through symmetric body movement in dance.

Our thanks to Shrivatsa Goswami for providing information about the temple, Michael Duffy for his filming and direction, and Robyn Beeche for the use of her photography in the end credits. The photographs form part of the archives of the Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana.



Dancer                               : Rekha Tandon
Choreography                     : Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
Music Arrangement             : Michael Weston
Videography                       : Michael Duffy & Michael Weston
Photography (end credits)    : Robyn Beeche

Duration    : 7 minutes (approx)
Format      : DVD / PAL
Code         : DR DVD 005


Produced and Edited by Dance Routes ©2007 Dance Routes. All rights reserved.

Unauthorised public broadcasting or copying is a violation of applicable laws.






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SARASWATI

Saraswati, Goddess of Wisdom as Devi Kundalini, is based on the Sarasvatistotram translated from Sanskrit to English by Arthur and Ellen Avalon, published in a collection entitled Hymns to the Goddess. The piece provides powerful imagery for working on the body to activate core ideas rooted in tantric spirituality, using odissi’s movement grammar.

Saraswati was video filmed at the Parasurameswar Temple (c. 650AD), Bhubaneswar, Orisha

Dance & Choreography                      : Rekha Tandon
Music & Narration, Videography          : Michael Weston
Cover photograph                               : Robyn Beeche

Duration    : 7 minutes (approx)
Format      : DVD / PAL
Code         : DR DVD 008








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