Details
FOOTAGE number
CTA622355
Title
Dancing from Ceylon
Medium
16mm
Date
1966 (C20th)
Description
Ceylonese dances to drumming, performed by the Ceylon National Dancers, each with explanation by T.P. Amerasinghe, dance authority from Sri Lanka. Introduction by Lucia Chase of American Ballet Theater. The dances are ancient; they are the fire dance, cobra dance, mask dance, harvest dance, butterfly dance, and the ritual dance Ves Natuma, which was originally the prelude to a sacrifice.
Photo credit
Creative Arts Television / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
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Intervals
Availability
Dimension [pixels] File size [MB] Duration [Seconds]
Footage 624 × 480 px 4,295 MB 1630
Copyright
Out of copyright

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