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Fable of the Peacock

USA, 1950 (MIFF 1955, Odd Birds in the Aviary)

Director: Dwight Godwin

Authentic dances and music of India illustrating the dance of India as a ceremonial and form of entertainment. The fable of the vain peacock is told with hand and facial gestures and body movements by Lakshimi Wana Singh, one of India's outstanding dancers.

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