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Mudras: Hand Gestures of Sanskrit Drama

Three Indian actor-dancers demonstrate the stylized gestures of classical Sanskrit drama using examples from the play Vision of Vasavadatta.
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2017; 1980
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Aspects of Peking Opera

This video examines martial arts of the traditional Peking Opera, looking specifially at how the performer creates scenes by body movements, rather than with props.Hu Hung-yen, Chinese dancer, begins with a demonstration of Peking opera make-up and then performs various dance patterns and presents a scene from The Butterfly Dream and the Scarf Dance.
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2017; 1980
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The Troupe

Ta’ziyeh, a traditional theatrical form from Iran that has gone virtually unnoticed until recently, made its American debut at the Lincoln Center Festival under the direction of Mohammad Ghaffari (an Iranian director/actor who has been living in exile in NYC since 1979). This documentary is a personal look at Ta'ziyeh through the eyes of this man, who has championed it as a theatrical artform since 1975. At its core, The Troupe celebrates the spirit of art and its ability to transcend cultural and political boundaries, as it entertains us with a colorful cast of characters who rally around Mohammad as he conducts his swan song.
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2018; 2002
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The Style of the Classic Japanese Noh Theater

This video feature Sadayo Kita's presentation of the movements and dance techniques of Noh. It explains the meaning behind movements and stances and the system of Labanotation.
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2017; 1980
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Sanskrit Drama

This video shows traditional Sanskrit drama using classic dance forms of India in the play Vision of Vasavadatta.
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2017; 1980
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Aspects of the Kabuki Theater of Japan

This video presents examples of Kabuki productions, showing typical styles of costumes and make up.
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2017; 1980
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Martial Arts of Peking Opera

This video presents and explains styles of martial arts and sword play of the traditional Peking opera.
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2017; 1900