|The Films Division of
the Govt. of India has made a documentary film “DANCE OF THE GOD”
on Mahua Mukherjee's work on
Gaudiya Nritya, directed by Derek Bose.
|There's an inscription
in the Hatigumpha cave at Udayagiri (Orissa) which states in the 5th line
that King Kalingadhipathi Maharaj Kharevala (a Jain monarch who ascended
the throne in 103 BC) was an expert in the Gandharva Vidhya (music and
dance) and that he arranged a performance of Darpa Nritya (Ugra or forceful)
and Vaditra Nritya (Lasya or lyrical) and music for the pleasure of his
(Dance Dialects of India by Ragini Devi)
|At the center of the
Prambanan complex in Indonesia, are the majestic structures devoted to
the Hindu trinity – Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. The Shiva temple is reported
to have been constructed in 915AD. The continuity of the Hindu influence
is reflected in the fact that the Ramayana dance festival is held from
May to October every year on full moon nights in the open air theatre nearby.
(“Karana-s in dance sculptures” by A Seshan, Nartanam, vol III, #3, p 18/19, July – Sept 2003).