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Bharat Natyam

India, 1956 (MIFF 1957, Dance)

Director: Jagat Murari

The Bharat Natyam technique of dancing from the South is not merely sculptured in the pillars of Chidambaram Temple, but is a living tradition with dancers from whom it demands great effort and concentration. Featuring the danseuse Kamala, the film explains the unique technique of Bharat Natyam.

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