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Glimpses of the East [videorecording] / Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Films ; Smithsonian Institution, Human Studies Film Archives.

Publication:
[Oakton, VA] : Foundation for Traditional Studies, c1993.
Format/Description:
Video
3 videocassettes (124 min.) : si., b&w ; 1/2 in.
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Subjects:
Dance -- Religious aspects.
Dance -- Folklore.
Drama -- Buddhism.
Nō.
Batik -- Java.
Festivals -- India.
Sikhs.
Dance -- India.
Dance -- Sri Lanka.
Dance -- Cambodia.
Festivals -- Burma.
Japan -- Drama.
Burma -- Social life and customs.
System Details:
VHS - NTSC.
Summary:
These films were made by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy in the 1920's and include a Japanese Noh play, Cambodian Temple Dancing, the making of batik in Java, Indian dance, Ceylonese Devil Dancing and more. All films are silent and some have been subtitled by Ananda Coomaraswamy.
Contents:
Vol. 1. Dance: Cambodian dramatic dances: Chey Chet,the story of Prea Somut and Princess Butsumali, c 1920; Siam: Court dancers of the Bangkok; Dancers of HM Sisowaith, King of Cambodia; Yaldkum Netuma: Devil Dancing in Ceylon; and The Nautch: Indian dramatic dance.
Vol. 2. Hagoromo.
Vol. 3. Ritual and Festival: A Pwe Festival in Burma, a festival near Mathura in India, the making of batik in Java, A good Sikh never cuts his hair.
Credits:
Photography by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy.
Contributor:
Coomaraswamy, Ananda K. (Ananda Kentish), 1877-1947 , Director
Smithsonian Institution. Human Studies Film Archives. , Producer
Foundation for Traditional Studies. , Distributor
OCLC:
45097304