This film was a labor of love: a home-made documentary, made on iMovie over many late nights, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Kalanjali: Dances of India, founded by Kalakshetra K.P. Kunhiraman and Katherine Kunhiraman. Some scenes in this video come from "Of Beauty & Deities: Music & Dance of India," a documentary produced/directed by Eve A. Ma of Palomino Productions. For more information about her film please contact:
Eve A. Ma (Dr. L. Eve Armentrout Ma, Esq.)
P.O. Box 8565, Berkeley, CA., 94707, USA
Film also includes excerpts of Kathakali (KQED footage from 1979), demonstrations of the Navarasas, as well as the story of K.P. and Katherine Kunhiraman's meeting, their lives at Kalakshetra, and the journey to America. Featuring archival photos of Rukmini Devi, excerpts of dance performances by K.P.Yeshoda and Kalanjali dancers (Eve A. Ma footage), accompanied by musicians from Bharatakalanjali, Chennai, India.
Also original film shot in Chennai and Kerala by Barbara Framm. Film edited and produced with Rob Calef in 2000.
Barbara Framm directs Saraswati Kala Nilaya School of Indian Dance in Marin County.
Rob Calef is longtime owner of Open Secret Bookstore in San Rafael, California.
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