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Tantric Buddhist dances of Nepal [videorecording] / Dance Mandal presents ; script, Sarwagya R. Vajracharya ; spiritual director, Ratna Kaji Vajracharya ; choreography and performance by Dance Mandal.

Publication:
Kathmandu, Nepal : Dance Mandal, 1999.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (46 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Other Title:
Title on container: Charya nritya : the Tantric Buddhist dance of Nepal [videorecording]
Carya nritya [videorecording]
Subjects:
Dance Mandal (Kathmandu, Nepal).
Dance -- Nepal.
Tantric Buddhism.
Tantric Buddhism -- Rituals.
Buddhist gods -- Nepal.
Form/Genre:
Documentary films.
Dance films.
Ethnographic films.
Language:
Narration and production credits in English
System Details:
DVD-R, all regions; 5.1 surround sound.
Summary:
Program of dances preceded by an introduction to Tantric Buddhism in Nepal and a description of Charya nritya, a religious practice through which a dancer is spiritually transformed into a deity, allowing beholders a vision of divine beauty. The 14 dances represent different Tantric Buddhist deities, whose identities and functions are described in brief introductions that include depictions in painting and/or sculpture. The dances are performed by both women and men, sometimes in masks.
Participant:
Dancers: Prajwal R. Vajracharya, Manik Vajracharya, Ritu Shrestha, Sabita Maharjan, Uppa Shakya, Bunu Shrestha, Yuko Okamoto; singers: Divya Muni Vajracharya, Swayambhu R. Shakya.
Narrator: Andrea Apinanti.
Credits:
Camera, Siddhartha Shakya; editing, Mohan Shrestha.
Notes:
Videodisc release of a documentary film produced in 1999.
Aspect ratio 4:3.
Contributor:
Bajrācārya, Ratnakājī. , Director
Vajracharya, Sarwagya R. , Screenwriter
Apinanti, Andrea. , Narrator
Dance Mandal (Kathmandu, Nepal) , Distributor, Performer, Producer
OCLC:
81723834
Publisher Number:
001 Dance Mandal