RHYTHM INCARNATE: (Tribute to Shanti Bardhan)

RHYTHM INCARNATE: (Tribute to Shanti Bardhan)

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Item Code: IDG146
Author: GUL BARDHAN
Publisher: Abhinav Publication
Language: English
Edition: 1992
ISBN: 8170172616
Pages: 199 (B & W Illus: 109, Color Illus: 54,)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 10.8" X 8.5"
Weight 990 gm

About the Book:

In contemporary India classical dance became extinct, except in South India, where Bharat Natyam was still performed in the temples by Deva Dasis, and in Eastern India, specially in Orissa and Manipur were in active practice.

Shanti Bardhan, younger colleague of Udai Bardhan, younger colleague of Udai Shankar, initiated synthesis of gesture language of the ancient classical style with the rhythm of folk dances and free movements of Kurt Joos, in a new style in which he composed the India Immortal dance and drama.

After the success of this free style ballet, he brought together a troupe of young female and male students and choreographed dance dramas bases on Panchatanta and other stories.

These dance dramas moved the initiated and the naïve among on-lookers in various parts of India to appreciation of dance itself.

About the Author:

Gul Bardhan, the editor of this Memorial volume, was a talented student of Late Shri Shanti Bardhan, who was trained by the master for India Immortal ballet.

Among other vital young male and female dancers she distinguished herself as a dancer and also organiser of the Little Ballet Troupe.

Gul Bardhan's original talent, inspired by the example of Shanti Bardhan, has prospered in her continued growth as a dancer and choreographer.

She has led the Little Ballet Troupe, which she inherited, with unique distinction, inventing new dance dramas like Meghdoot and Ramayana. And she continued to lead the troupe, which is one of the unique adornments of our country.

She has led the troupe on several tours of India and abroad.

 

CONTENTS

 

FOREWORD
Kapila Vatsyayan
7
PREFACE
Gul Bardhan
17
REMEMBERING SHANTI BARDHAN
Gul Bardhan
19
IN MEMORIAM: SHANTI BARDHAN
Mulk Raj Anand
37
SHANTI-DA
Byomkesh Bannerji
41
CREATOR OF LITTLE BALLET TROUPE
A. K. Bannerji
43
SHANTI BABU
Rama Bardhan
47
CREATOR OF FORMS AND IMAGES
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya
49
SHANTI KAKA
Ashok Ganguli
50
A HOMAGE
Thakur Godiwala
51
A UNIQUE PERSONALITY
Sushil Das Gupta
52
HOMAGE TO SHANTI-DA
Sunil Kothari
53
SHANTI-DA, MY MENTOR
Rekha Jain
59
SHANTI-DA AS I NEW HIM
A. P. Appunni Kartha
66
THE VISUAL POET
Jiwan Pani
69
A TRIBUTE
Mahasveta Devi
73
A LETTER FROM SHAMBHU MITRA 78
MY MEMORIES OF SHANTI-DA
Parvati Kumar
79
CREATIVE GENIUS
Sachin Shanker
81
DISCOVERY OF INDIA
Damu Jhaveri
85
REMEMBERING SHANTI-DA
Tosh Sahni
91
INSPIRATION OF BALLET
B. S. Sathe
99
ON SHANTI BARDHAN
S. R. Hemmad
100
A HOMAGE TO MY GURU
Saraswathi Swaminathan
102
THE STORY OF A THWARTED REBEL
Vinayak Purohit
103
ON SHANTI BARDHAN
Homi Sethna
107
SHANTI-DA
K. S. Shridharani
114
THE LEGACY OF SHANTI BARDHAN
Unknown Friend
116
INGENUITY OF SHANTI BARDHAN
Rukmini Devi
121
IMPRESSION OF A FOLK DANCE FESTIVAL
Shanti Bardhan
165
FEW INCIDENTS OF SHANTI BARDHAN'S CHILDHOOD
Gul Bardhan
179

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