Dance Dialects of India

CHAPTER III SYMBOLISM AND GESTURE THE gesture language of the Hindu
dance traces its origin to the Yajur Veda , the symbolic formulae of sacrificial rites
. Gestures were first devised to evoke spiritual moods through ceremonial acts ...

Author: Ragini Devi

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 8120806743

Category: History

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This book aims at creating a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Indian dance and its cultural environment in India. The book is addressed to the general reader, dancer, and connoisseur, interested in the arts and traditions of India, where regional forms of dance rituals, dance-drama, folk dance, and classical dance forms have existed for centuries as an essential part of sacred rites and festivals, and as a classical art patronised and practised by the royalty.
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Shiva Onstage

Uday Shankar's Company of Hindu Dancers and Musicians in Europe and the
United States, 1931-38 Diana Brenscheidt gen ... dance.42 In 1941 La Meri even
published a book under the title The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance with
a ...

Author: Diana Brenscheidt gen. Jost

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643901088

Category: Social Science

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When renowned Indian dancer and choreographer Uday Shankar and his company launched their inaugural world tour in Paris in 1931, European and American audiences received the ensemble enthusiastically. How could this group of foreigners have been so successful on Western stages? Bringing together numerous reviews on Shankar and early ethnographic writings, this book examines the distinct image - often spiritually-biased - of dance and music from India held by the West at the beginning of the 20th century: an image which would also crucially affect the perception of native dance and music traditions in India itself. (Series: KlangKulturStudien/SoundCultureStudies - Vol. 6)
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Dance in India

The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance . New York : Benjamin Blom , Inc . ,
1964 , 100 pp . , illus . , glossary . Photographs of hand gestures . - - - - - - L . "
Hindu Dance , " in Chujoy , Anatole ( ed . ) . Dance Encyclopedia . New York : A .
S ...

Author: Judy Van Zile

Publisher: Theodore Front Music

ISBN: 0913360066

Category: Dance

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Approaches to semiotics

Gestures pictured in the Mayan codices might well be studied by linguists as an
aid in breaking this refractory code; and Andrea del Jorio makes the reasonable
proposition that if ... The gesture language of the Hindu dance (New York, 1941).

Author: Thomas Albert Sebeok

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783111349022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Louise Lightfoot in Search of India

Kurt Jooss,6 former staunch protagonist of the German school, is not employing
ballet dancers and using ballet movement. Indeed I ... She published a number of
magazine articles and books, including The Gesture Language of Hindu Dance.

Author: Louise Lightfoot

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443892582

Category: History

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Today, Indian dance in Australia is represented by professional dance artists, companies, schools, and amateur community groups. They have, over the years, performed both traditional classical works as well as Bollywood pieces, and participated in various dance and cultural festivals organised throughout Australia. Louise Lightfoot, an Australian architect turned ballet teacher, is credited with successfully promoting a range of Indian classical dance forms. Lightfoot as a dedicated impresario for Ananda Shivaram, Rajkumar Priyagopal Singh, and Ibetombi Devi, urged Australian audiences not to see Indian dance as just an ancient, mysterious, and spiritual art form, but try to truly understand the value of this complex art of Indian dance and culture in order to strengthen cultural bonds. This book brings together Lightfoot’s thirty-three essays, reflecting her broader worldview as a dancer, choreographer, and impresario. Louise’s essays segue into each other and echo her various encounters with India and its diverse cultural conditions, beliefs and philosophies.
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Encyclopedia of Disability

—Kumur B. Selim See also Dance; Experience of Disability: India; Poetry; Sign
Poetry. Further Readings La Meri [Russell Meriwether Hughes]. 1941. The
Gesture Language of Hindu Dance. New York: Columbia University Press.
Narayana ...

Author: Gary L Albrecht

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265209

Category: Medical

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SAGE Reference is proud to announce the five-volume Encyclopedia of Disability. This encyclopedia represents the first attempt to bring an authoritative reference resource to the many faces of disability. More than 500 world-renowned scholars have written over 1,000 entries —in a clear, accessible style—with the desire to bring all students, researchers, and interested readers closer to the daily experience of disability. Volumes 1 - 4 cover disability A to Z, including a reader's guide, comprehensive bibliography, and index. Volume 5 contains a wealth of primary source documents in the field of disability. The Encyclopedia of Disability is a must-have reference for all academic libraries, large public libraries, and any social science, medical, legal, or governmental reference collections. Non-governmental organizations, charitable foundations, and law firms will also want to add this set to their collections.
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Aryan Path

The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance. By LA MERI. (Columbia University
Press, New York. $10.oo) Dancing was a living art in ancient India. Its rank and
dignity in Indian civilization is fully reflected in the Nātyaśāstra of Bharata, which ...

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Dance

For Details and Information address : The Registrar MASTER INSTITUTE OF
UNITED ARTS — 310 RIVERSIDE DRIVE – NEW YORK CITY Advance Notice
THE GESTURE LANGUAGE OF THE HINDU DANCE By LA MERI Columbia ...

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The American Dancer

BOOK REVIEWS Illustrations from the GESTURE LANGUAGE of the HINDU
DANCE , posed by the author , Mme . La Meri . From left to right , these gestures
translated read as follows : 1. Krishna playing the flute . 2. Vines . 3. Cobra . 4.
Fear .

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The Life and Times of La Meri

also by the choreographer , dancer and teacher La Meri , a force to reckon with
no doubt , began to study Indian dance in ... Therefore she wrote the book The
Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance with a lot of photographic illustrations .

Author: Usha Venkateswaran

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126923809

Category: Dancers

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La Meri, 1898-1988, American dancer.
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I was There

To help broaden an appreciation of the Hindu dance , La Meri has written a book
which should prove of great value to the layman as well as to the student .
Entitled The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance , and published by the
Columbia ...

Author: Walter Terry

Publisher: New York : Audience Arts

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038718297

Category: Dance

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Worship and Dance

ON THE DANCE IN HINDUISM by JULIUS LIPNER The word ' Hinduism ' , in
spite of some recent doubt cast on its meaningfulness ( 1 ) , is susceptible of
being interpreted in at least two ... Thus in The Gesture Language of the Hindu
Dance ...

Author: John Gordon Davies

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ISBN: UOM:39015004167915

Category: Dance

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The Review of Religion

The Gesture Language of the Hindu Dance . By MADAME LA ... La Meri aims to
clarify the Hindu drama - dance ( nātya ) to the layman , and her beautiful book is
a selective exposition of “ hands ” ( hasta ) as used by the dancers . In her plates
 ...

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The Aryan Path

The Gesture Language of the Hindu work she has opened the door to a new
Dance . By LA MERI . ( Columbia Uni - beauty by setting forth the gesture versity
Press , New York . $ 10 . 00 ) language of the Indian Nățya to make Dancing
was a ...

Author: Sophia Wadia

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ISBN: UOM:39015025872022

Category: Theosophy

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Guide to Hindu Religion

Author: David J. Dell

Publisher: Boston : G.K. Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024585296

Category: Reference

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How to Look at Dance

For dances of , by and for Shiva abound in the vast repertory of East Indian dance
. As for the gesture language of the Hindu dance , La Meri used to come in front
of the theater curtain and demonstrate the key gestures in the dances to be ...

Author: Walter Terry

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037734923

Category: Performing Arts

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A prominent dance critic provides tips on understanding choreography and appreciating the nuances of ballet, modern, tap, jazz, ethnic, and other forms of dance
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Dance and Music in the Temple Architecture

They are so symbolic that they actually form the speech or language in dance ,
and convert the song - word to sign - word . ... Showing to the spectators in
various disposals of the fingers is the characteristic of Hindu gesture language .

Author: Choodamani Nandagopal

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ISBN: UCSD:31822021293758

Category: Art, Indic

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Hindu Dances

of Suchi hand with the eyes partly closed is called Suchana, a characteristic
action of dancers. 4I The ... Showing the palm to the spectators with various
disposal of the fingers is characteristic of Hindu gesture language. GI In the West,
one ...

Author: Ragini Devi

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081199427

Category: Art, Hindu

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