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These videotapes and videodiscs of musics and dance of the world's peoples are available in the University of Oregon Knight Library's Video Collection. Note: The last substantial update to this page was in 2008. 

Videos by Country:
Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia (Bali / Java), Japan, Korea, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet

Cambodia

Cambodian royal ballet.
Kent, Conn.: Creative Arts Television Archive, c1997.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
CAST: Host: James Macandrew ; commentator: Faubian Bowers.
SUMMARY:The royal Dancers of Cambodia, once one of the finest Asian troupes in the world, perform two works from their classical repertoire. These dancers, all women, had just made a successful tour of the United States when this program was made. Soon thereafter the political upheavals in Cambodia virtually destroyed that country. These "apsaras" or "godddess dancers" were all either driven into exile or killed.
VIDEOTAPE 03907

Khmer Court Dance.
[S.l.]: Media Generation; Montpelier, VT: Multicultural Media, 1995
1 videocassette (74 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in VHS
CONTENTS: Buong Suong -- Apsara -- Chhouy Chhay -- Muni Mekhala -- Tep Monorum
PERFORMERS: Dancers: Somaly Hay, Chan Moly Sam, Malene Sam, Sophiline Shapiro, Nareine Sokhon, and Sam-Oeun Tes Musicians: Saroeun Chey, Khandarith Hay, Rithaony Hutajulu, Noeung Poeung, Chan Moly Sam, Malene Sam, Sam-Ang Sam, and Sophiline Shapiro
NOTES: A collection of five authentic dances in the Khmer court repertoire, performed in traditional costume by masters of these dances
VIDEOTAPE 03646

See also: North America: United States for more Cambodian videos.

China

Aspects of Peking opera.
New York: IASTA, [198-]
1 videocassette (15 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: Hu Hung-yen, Chinese dancer, begins with a demonstration of Peking opera make-up. She then performs various dance patterns and presents a scene from the Butterfly Dream and the Scarf Dance.
VIDEOTAPE 02242

Chinese Opera: the opera.
Guilford, CT: [distributed by] Audio-Forum, c1983.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
NOTES:An overview of traditional Chinese opera, a complex mixture of music, mime, acrobatics and acting, including a discussion of some orchestral instruments.
VIDEOTAPE 02262

The education of a singer at the Beijing Opera .
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
1 videocassette (VHS) (26 mins.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: It took seven years for Wang Runqing to get his diploma from the Conservatory of the Beijing National Opera. This program follows his rigorous training.
VIDEOTAPE 02376

Folk music from Inner Mongolia.
London: Sussex Tapes; Guilford, CT: distributed...by Jeffrey Norton Publishers, Inc., 1994, c1992.
1 videocassette: sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS.
SUMMARY: Depicts traditional folk music from Inner Mongolia, including story-telling with music. Shows traveling musicians entertaining nomadic herdsmen and their families and a traveling woman folk singer. A school for young instrumentalists is also visited, where a class learns to play the Pi-Pa, a four stringed lute.
VIDEOTAPE 02574

Liu Sanjie = Third Sister Liu.
Palo Alto, Calif.: Pei Mei tu chia tsung ching hsiao Chung-kuo lu hsiang tien ying fa hsing kung ssu, [1983]
1 videocassette (117 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
NOTES:Chinese dialogue, English subtitles.
CAST:Huang Wan-chiu, Liu Shih-lung, Hsia Tsung-hsueh. Tso chu, Lei Chen-pang ; she ying, Kuo Chen-ting, Yin Chih ; mei shu, Tung Ching-wen, Chang Chi-wang.
SUMMARY:Based on an ancient folktale. In a musical battle of wits by songs, the people led by Third Sister Liu triumph over a feudal landlord.
VIDEOTAPE 01939

Love songs of the Miao in China.
New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, [1992]
1 videocassette (45 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS.
SUMMARY: A documentary which captures the lifestyle of the Miao, a people who live deep in the mountains of southern China. They preserve the traditions of the past in their daily lives, unaffected by the changes of modern China.
VIDEOTAPE 02342

The musical steppes of Mongolia .
New York, N.Y.: Filmakers Library, p1994.
1 videocassette (51 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: "...takes us on a pilgrimage to find and record the best traditional musicians and singers on the steppes of Mongolia... The diphonic sound combines a base[sic] drone with a melodic upper register."
VIDEOTAPE 02550

Number 17 cotton mill Shanghai blues : music in China.
[Newton, N.J.]: Shanachie Home Video, [1994]
1 videocassette (53 min., 10 sec.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
NOTES:Shanghai, Beijing, and the Islamic northwest region of Xinjiang, China are surveyed to illustrate the return to ancient and traditional Chinese music and arts in post-Cultural Revolution life. Musicians and factory workers who also play as soloists or in ensembles, are featured.
VIDEOTAPE 04051

Performing arts.
Falls Church, Va. : WNVC Television; Lincoln, Neb.: GPN, c1989.
SUMMARY: A survey of performing arts in present-day China, with emphasis on Shandong Province.
VIDEOTAPE 02154

Qing gong yuan = Complaints of the Qing Court.
San Francisco: China Video Movies Distributing Co., 1983.
107 min.
SUMMARY: "Chinese opera movie."
VIDEOTAPE 00130

What is the Chinese Opera? Old and New in Harmony.
S.l.:Dist. by Kwang Hwa Mass Communications, 198-?
57 min.
SUMMARY: First part examines components of Chinese opera. Second part shows ways traditions can coexist with modernism.
VIDEOTAPE 01023

Wu duo chin hu.
[Los Angeles, Calif.]: Pei Mei ti chu tsung fa hsing Chung-kuo tien ying chin chu kou (Lo-shan-chi) yu hsien kung ssu; Millbrae, Calif.: Mei-kuo Nan Hai yu hsien kung ssu, [c1991]
1 videocassette (105 min.) sd., col.; 1/2 in.
NOTES: Chinese dialogue and subtitles; subtitles are difficult to read. Title in English on container: Five golden flowers.
CAST:Yang Li-kun, Mo Tzu-chiang. She ying, Wang Chun-chuan; mei shu she chi, Lu Kan, Shih Wei-chun; tso chu, Lei Chen-pang.
SUMMARY:"The comedy sets in Yunnan. Ah Peng meets a pretty girl named Golden Flower and they agree to meet again the next year. The following year he comes across 5 girls called Golden Flower. After many setbacks, plenty of mistakes and numerous jokes, Ah Peng succeeds at last in finding the girl he loves"
VIDEOTAPE 01953

Wu yan: Taiwan wu dao ji shi / Qi hua zhi zuo Han sheng gu fen you xian gong si.
[Taiwan]: Kuang hua chuan po shih yeh tsung kung ssu, [199-?]
1 videocassette (28 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: A documentary that reflects the history of Chinese dance, and the development of Taiwan choreography.
NOTES: In Mandarin.
VIDEOTAPE 03755

India

Bake restudy 1984 Nazir Jairazbhoy and Amy Ruth Catlin.
Van Nuys, CA: Apsara Media for Cultural Education, 1991.
VHS, color, text to accompany [ML 338 .J24 1991]
SUMMARY: Preservation and transformation of performance in Tamilnadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
VIDEOTAPE 01768

Balasaraswati.
Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University, c1998.
1 videocassette (15 min.): sd., b&w; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Presents Balasaraswati performing "Krishna Ni Begane Baro."
VIDEOTAPE 04522

The Chanting Lama.
London: Sussex Tapes, 1992.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS format.
SUMMARY: Showing scenes from Benares, Darjeeling, and the Western Himalayas, the camera conveys the ritual dance and music of Tibetan refugees in Northern India against a backdrop of religious painting, sculpture and architecture.
VIDEOTAPE 02577

Circles-cycles Kathak dance.
Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Extension Media Center, 1989.
1 videocassette (ca. 28 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
CAST:Shaswati Sen, Daksha Sheth, Jai Kishan, Shovana Narayan, Birju Maharaj.
SUMMARY:Illustrates the concept of the circular in Indian philosophy and religion as it is portrayed in Kathak, the classical dance form of North India.
VIDEOTAPE 01165

The Cosmic dance of Shiva.
Guilford, CT: Audio-Forum, c1992.
1 videocassette (55 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
NOTES:Producers/directors, Deben Bhattacharya, Jose Montes-Baquer, Mario Dublanka ; editors, Angela Lehmann, Barbara Thiel ;music, Kuchipudi Dance School, New Delhi.
CAST: "With Raja and Radha Reddy", N. Viswanathan, S. Shankara, Chhaya Arya, S.M. Devadason, Dr. Partha Ghose.
SUMMARY: Celebrates various images of Shiva, the Hindu Lord of dance, as expressed in ritual dance.
VIDEOTAPE 02250

A Dance The Gods Yearn To Witness.
Montreal, Quebec: Pique-Nique Productions, c1997.
1 videocassette (28 min.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in. VHS.
CAST: Dancers, Priyamvada Sunkar, Teressa Asencia.
SUMMARY: Introduces the Bharata Natyam dance, a classical Hindu dance form which originated thousands of years ago with the legends of Shiva and Parvati. In this film, a novice learns from well-known artist Priyamvada Sankar, a respected master of classical south Indian dance. Interwoven with the performance are explanations of the history and tradition of this art form to place it in its cultural context.
VIDEOTAPE 04421

Discovering the music of India.
North Hollywood, CA: Hollywood Select Video, c1987.
1 videocassette (VHS) (22 min.): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture.
Musicians: T. Viswanathan, V. Thyagarajan, T. Ranganathan, Kumari Viswanathan, Nikhil Banerjee, Mahapurush Misra, Roma Banerjee.
VIDEOTAPE 02329

Faces of the forest: Belpahari.
London: Sussex Video; Guilford, Conn.: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Video-Forum, c1973.
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 script (3 p.) VHS format.
SUMMARY: "This film is about the aboriginal community of the Santals, its social habits, religious ceremonies, and the day-to-day life of a village situated at the borders of West Bengal and Bihar"--
VIDEOTAPE 04504

Folk Musicians of Rajasthan.
Los Angeles, CA: UCLA, Program in Ethnomusicology, Dept. of Music, 1984.
VHS, 48 min., color. + guide.
VIDEOTAPE 01769

The Folk Performers of India.
Los Angeles, CA: UCLA, Program in Ethnomusicology, Dept. of Music, 1984.
VHS, 46 min., color.+ guide.
VIDEOTAPE 01771

Indian classical music .
Princeton, N.J.: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1994.
1 videocassette (85 min.): sd, col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: Compilation of performances featuring Ali Akbar Khan, Alla Rakha, Amjad Khan, Harisprasad Chaurasia, and Ravi Shankar.
VIDEOTAPE 02374

Kalakshetra
Boulder, Colo.: Centre Productions, [1985?]
1 videocassette (50 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
SUMMARY: Rukmini Devi, once India's leading dancer, founded Kalakshetra, India's center for the performing arts. It now houses three schools for children, a Fine Arts Academy for India's best music and dance students, and holds an annual festival.
VIDEOTAPE 02166

Krishna in spring.
Guilford, CT: Audio-Forum, c1992.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col. SUMMARY:Temple ceremonies in India of the Festival of Spring.
VIDEOTAPE 02251

Mudras: hand gestures of the Sanskrit drama .
New York: The Institute, [198-
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.VHS.
SUMMARY: Shows traditional Sanskrit drama using classic dance forms of India in the play Vision of Vasavadatta.
VIDEOTAPE 02163

Music and dance of the Baiga people of Madhya Pradesh, India.
Tivoli, NY: Original Music, c1993.
1 videocassette (40 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 guide (20 p.: ill.; 20 cm.) VHS.
SUMMARY: Devoted solely to the music of the Baiga, a forest-dwelling people of Central India who live in the Maikala Hills near the source of the Narmada River, this film includes excerpts of dancing and singing from two weddings, and definitive performances of five dances by the people of Sipidi village.
VIDEOTAPE 02360

Painted ballad of India .
London: Sussex Tapes, [198-?]
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: Shows painters working on horizontal and vertical scrolls, following the singer/painter as he presents the tale depicted on the scroll.
VIDEOTAPE 02576

Pandit Ravi Shankar: the man and his music.
Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1994.
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: A portrait of Ravi Shankar viewed through performances, his own commentary, and interviews with Western and Indian artists including Yehudi Menuhin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Zubin Mehta, and Lakshmi Shankar. The initiation of a disciple by a guru is shown to illustrate the relationship of teacher to student.
VIDEOTAPE 02229

Parampara: an Indian dance documentry (sic)
Dubai, United Arab Emerates: Vista India, 198?
1 videocassette VHS (110 min.) sd., col. 1/2 in.
SUMMARY:A unique introduction to Indian classical dance forms-- Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathakali, Odissi, Kathak, Kuchipudi--from different regions of India and featuring the leading dancers and teachers in each dance form.
VIDEOTAPE 00860

Raga by Deben Bhattacharya.
Guildford, Ct: [Distributed by] Audio-Forum, 1992.
1 videocassette (27 min.) sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS.
SUMMARY: Illustrates the complex Raga system of music and its foundation on simple folk songs and Hindu religious chants. Includes a performance of the devotional morning Raga Sindh Bhairavi, played by sitarist Halim Jaffer Khan.w/Yehudi Menuhin.
VIDEOTAPE 02575

Raga / Ravi Shankar.
New York, NY: Mystic Fire Video, c1991.
1 videocassette (95 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: A musical portrait which follows Shankar rehearsing, teaching and performing in concert. With George Harrison, Yehudi Menuhin, Bismallah Khan.
VIDEOTAPE 02346

Ravi Shankar in concert.
Princeton, New Jersey: Films for the Humanities and Sciences,c1994.
1 videocassette (57 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS.
SUMMARY: Live sitar concert with a feature on the tabla, with Ravi Shankar accompanied by Allah Rakha Khan, Noder Mullick.
VIDEOTAPE 02375

Seraikella chhau: masked dance of India: with Kedar Nath Sahoo.
[East Lansing, Mich.: Instructional Media Center, Michigan State University, c1980.
1 videocassette (38 min., 35 sec.) sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: Master dancer and teacher, Kedar Nath Sahoo introduces the form of Indian dance known as Seraikella chhau and many of its techniques. We see selected examples of the dance, including exercises from the martial arts tradition, the incorporation of martial art exercises and movements into the dance, and various gaits and movements of animals, birds, insects and humans.
VIDEOTAPE 01468

The Shahnai: North Indian conical oboe.
Tivoli, NY: Original Music, 1981.
VHS, 34 min., color.
SUMMARY: The making of the shahnai in traditional workshops, and performances in several settings, including a traditional wedding. A rare sequence of Bismillah Khan vocalizing a raga and a performance with his group.
VIDEOTAPE 01836

South Indian classical music house concert with M. D. Ramanathan, vocalist.
Van Nuys, CA: Aspara Media for Intercultural Education, 1994
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
PERFORMERS: Manjapara Devesa Ramanathan, vocals; T. N. Krishnan, violin; Umayalpuram Sivaraman, mridangam
CONTENTS: Valachi vachchi (= Deeply in love)/ Patnam Subramanya Iyer -- Budhamasrayami (= Seeking enlightenment)/ Muttuswami Dikshitar -- Ni daya ravalegaka (= What am I, without Rama?)/ Tyagaraja -- Triloka mata (= Mother of the three worlds)/ Syama Sastri -- Rama katha sudha (= The nectar of Rama's story/ Tyagaraja -- Birana brova(= Save me, goddess Laksmi)/ Tarangambadi Panchanatha Iyer -- Tillana/ M. D. Ramanathan
NOTES: A house concert of classical Karnatic (South Indian) music Sung in Telugu and Sanskrit
VIDEOTAPE 04547

The story of a musician: Ustad Yunus Husain Khan.
Van Nuys, CA: Apsara Media for Intercultural Education, 1994
1 videocassette (38 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 glossary of terms (2 p.; 15 cm.) VHS
NOTES: Ramesh Gangolli, narrator
NOTES:Depicts the social aspects of Indian music, particularly the features of the stylistic school the Agra gharana, as illustrated by its major representative, the late Ustad Yunus Husain Khan
VIDEOTAPE 04548

The Summer solstice.
San Anselmo, Calif.: Alam Madina Music Productions: Scott Hall Productions, 1988, c1981.
1 videocassette (VHS) (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: 5 classical Ragas., played by Ali Akbar Khan, sarod ; Sri Swapan Chaudhuri, tabla.Featuring Morning joy (Rag nat bhairo) -- Victorious mind (Rag suha sughrai) Light of my life (Rag misra mand) -- Peaceful day (Rag brindabani sarang) -- A lovers melody (Ray zila kafi)
VIDEOTAPE 02580

There'll always be stars in the sky: the Indian film music phenomenon..
[Newton, N.J.?]: Shanachie Records, c1992.1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.): sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/ 2 in.
Includes subtitles in English for Indic language songs.
PERFORMERS:Raj Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Kalyanji Anandji.
SUMMARY: Behind the scenes in India's Hollywood, with actors, singers, muscial directors and others.
VIDEOTAPE 01832

Indonesia

Four Indonesian films.
Los Angeles, Calif.: Institute of Ethnomusicology, University of California, 1969.
1 videocassette (31 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. JVHS.
NOTES: All filmed in Indonesia by Mantle Hood.
SUMMARY: A compilation of four short films. The first features a performance by shadow puppets. The second features actual puppets, their intricate movements demonstrated by master puppeteer Elan Soerawisastra. The last two films feature Indonesian dance dramas.
CONTENTS: Wajang kulit = Shadow play of Bali -- Wajang golek = Puppet play of Sunda (West Java) -- Tari topeng = Sundanese masked dance -- Panji kesemaran = Panji in love/ gamelan music composed by Mantle Hood
VIDEOTAPE 03023

Karya= Create: portraits of contemporary Indonesia composers.
Hanover, NH: American Gamelan Institute, 1990.
VHS, 38 min., color.
SUMMARY: Four contemporary Indonesia composers describe their work and the present status of Indonesia music, both modern and traditional, by means of interviews translated into English narrative, or by direct interview in Indonesian with English subtitles. Excerpts from performances of examples of their work are also shown.
Interviewees include: I Nyoman WIndha--Rizaldi Siagian--Al. Suwardi--Pande Made Sukerta/ Interviewed by Jody Diamond.
VIDEOTAPE 01770

 

Bali

Acting techniques of topeng: the masked theatre of Bali.
[East Lansing, Mich.]: Instructional Media Center, Michigan State University, c1980
1 videocassette (38 min., 48 sec.): sd., col.; 1/2 in
NOTES: Guest professor, John Emigh
NOTES:Dr. Emigh shows and tells about this Balinese popular form of masked dance drama, emphasizing in turn the basic body position and the walk, variations on that basic walk, and the actor's characterization and use of the mask.
VIDEOTAPE 03240

Bali: the mask of Rangda.
Cos Cob, Conn.: The Hartley Film Foundation, [1975?]
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd. col.; 1/2 in VHS format
NOTES:Shows the elaborate ceremonies and dramatic performances in Bali which demonstrate the link between man and God
VIDEOTAPE 03645

Colin McPhee: the Lure of Asian Music.
New York: Michael Blackwood Productions, 1986.
61 min.
SUMMARY: Gives a short background of musician Colin McPhee followed by a description of the Balinese music which changed his life.
VIDEOTAPE 01149

Island of temples.
London : Sussex Tapes; Guilford, CT: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Video-Forum, a division of Jeffrey Norton Publishers, Inc., [1992?]
1 videocassette (26 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet (4 p.; 22 cm.) VHS format
NOTES: Filmed in Bali, the Hindu island, this video illustrates the day- to-day life of the islanders, their folk songs, Gamelan orchestras and dance-dramas. The temple is the focal point of each village, where the villagers gather for religious ceremonies as well as for music and dance. The film shows two fairly long extracts from the religious dance-dramas named "Barong" and "Kecak."
VIDEOTAPE 03644

The Kecak dance.
Indonesia: Trio Video Tara P.T., [1987]
1 videocassette (30 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS
SUMMARY: Performance of the monkey dance, which presents a story taken from the Ramayana epic, by unaccompanied male and female choruses.
VIDEOTAPE 02020

Kembali: to return.
[S.l.]: Ideas in Motion, c1989,
1 videocassette (46 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.VHS
CAST: Featuring, Gamelan Sekar jaya.
SUMMARY: Presents the gamelan music of Bali as performed by a group of American musicians from Oakland California who call themselves "Gamelan Sekar jaya". After rehearsing and performing for six years, the group was invited to Bali to perform at the island's annual arts festival. This program chronicles the American musicians' visit to Bali as well as their performance at the festival.
VIDEOTAPE 02023

Learning to dance in Bali.
New York, N.Y.: Institute for Intercultural Studies; University Park, PA: Distributed by Audio-Visual Services, Pennsylvania State University, 1991, c1988.
1 videocassette (13 min.): sd., b&w; 1/2 in. VHS format.
NOTES: Filmed 1936- 1939 by Gregory Bateson ; narrated by Margaret Mead.
SUMMARY:Balinese children learn by sight and touch. A father, then a dance teacher teach a child dance movement first by physically guiding his body. Then the student stands behind the teacher and imitates his movements. I Mario, most famous of Balinese dancers, exchanges dance lessons with a visiting dancer from India to the accompaniment of a gamelan orchestra.
VIDEOTAPE 01783

Saman: the dance of a thousand hands.
Danbury, CT: World Music Press, c1997.
1 videocassette (28 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 manual. VHS.
NOTES: Performed by I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda & Dancers.
SUMMARY: Demonstrates different movements in the Dance of a Thousand Hands and provides clips of performances.
VIDEOTAPE 03640

Taksu: music in the life of Bali.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension Media Center, 1991.
VHS, 24 min., color.
SUMMARY: The music of Bali and the customs of the people.
VIDEOTAPE 01552

SERIES: Tari-Tarian Tradisionil di Indonesia = Traditional dances of Indonesia.

Tari-Tarian di Surakarta, Jawa Tengah = Dances of Surakarta, Central Java: Srimpi Anglir Medung.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, 1975.
1 videocassette (22 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Originating between 1757-1795, Srimpi performances retain the refined and tranquil elegance of the high Javanese Court culture.
VIDEOTAPE 01853

Tari Jawa Gaya Yogyakarta, Jawa Tengah = Dances of Yogyakarta, Central Java: Bekasan Menak.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, 1975.
1 videocassette (18 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Created in 1942, referencing a Javanese form of wooden-puppet theatre, the Bekasan Menak illustrates the artistic syncretism of the traditional cultures of Central Java.
VIDEOTAPE 01852

Tari Jawa Gaya Yogyakarta, Jawa Tengah = Dances of Yogyakarta, Central Java: Langen Mandra Wanara.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, [1990?]
1 videocassette (32 min.)(VHS): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: The story of this dance comes from the Hindu epic Ramayana. A dance-recitative about the war between the monkey-king Sugriwa and his brother Subali for the daughter of the god Indra.
VIDEOTAPE 01851

Tarian Dari Sumatera Barat = Dances of West Sumatra: Tari Piring ; Tari Alang.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, [1990?]
1 videocassette (20 min.) (VHS): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Tari Piring incorporates everyday movements, such as work in the rice fields and the preparation of food. Tari Alang is condensed from a ceremonial dance, but the movements
VIDEOTAPE 01850

Tari-Tarian di Bali = Dances of Bali]: Baris Katekok Jago ; Kebyar Duduk.
Berkeley, Ca. : University of California, Extension Media Center, [1990?]
1 videocassette (20 min.) (VHS): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: The Baris Jago is a ceremonial, martial dance. It has a set ritual form in which the important element is not the dance
VIDEOTAPE 01849

Tari-Tarian di Bali= Dances of Bali]: Legong Kraton.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, [1990?]
1 videocassette (20 min.) (VHS): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This dance relates a tale from the Panji Malat cycle about a king's unholy love for a princess and the evil omens he
VIDEOTAPE 01848

Tari-Tarian di Bali= Dances of Bali] : Barong.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Extension
1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
NOTES: Story in Kawi, an ancient poetic language of Java, with English introduction at beginning of videorecording. Performed in the village of Sigapadu, Bali, April 1975.
SUMMARY: Dance drama of religious magic from Hindu epic Mahabharata.
VIDEOTAPE 01847

Tari Jawa Gaya Surakarta, Jawa Tengah = Dances of Surakarta, Central Java]: Bedoyo Elo Elo.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, [1990?]
1 videocassette (23 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Originally performed only within the palaces of Central Java, this dance derives its theme from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata.
VIDEOTAPE 01846

Tari-Tarian di Surakarta, Jawa Tengah = Dances of Surakarta, Central Java: Srimpi gondokusomo.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center,[1990?]
1 videocassette (19 min.)(VHS): sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Four young women perform this highly refined and stylized dance. Two are basic, two add a mirror-like esthetic symmetry to the motion.
VIDEOTAPE 01845

Tari-Tarian di Surakarta, Jawa Tengah = Dances of Surakarta, Central Java: Menak Koncar.
Berkeley, Ca.: University of California, Extension Media Center, [1990?]
1 videocassette (11 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Solo love dance derived from wooden puppet theater. Menak Koncar, a warrior, is sent to battle, and thinks of the woman he loves back home.
VIDEOTAPE 01844

Trance and dance in Bali.
University Park, PA: Distributed by Audio-Visual Services, Pennsylvania State University, c1952.
1 videocassette (22 min.): sd., b&w; 1/2 in.
NOTES: Filmed at the village of Pagoetan, 1937-39, by Gregory Bateson and Jane Belo ; written and narrated by Margaret Mead.
SUMMARY:Presents a Balinese ceremonial dance drama in which the never- ending struggle between the witch and the dragon is played out to the accompaniment of comic interludes and violent trance seizures.
VIDEOTAPE 01741

 

Java

Copper, tin & fire: gongsmithing in Java.
[Hanover, NH: American Gamelan Institute], 1989.
1 videocassette (42 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
SUMMARY: This documentary shows craftsmen using traditional tools and methods to make a gong of the type used in the Javanese gamelan orchestra.
VIDEOTAPE 01841

The Dancer and the dance.
London: Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, c1988.
1 videocassette (44 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + guide (5 p.) VHS format.
SUMMARY: Javanese palace dancing has long attracted outsiders by its exotic costumes and effortless grace of movement. These first impressions belie the physical and philosophical rigours which are the reality of the tradition for those who create it. This film goes beyond appearances, and introduces the dance through the performer, Susindahati, and the connoisseur, Pak Seno, providing two perspectives on dance from the inside.
VIDEOTAPE 01527

The prosperity of Wibisana: a performance of Javanese Wayang Kulit.
Portland, OR: Resonance Media, c1995.
1 videocassette (94 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
CAST: Dalang (puppet master), Widayanto S. Putro ; Gamelan, Guntursari Fenwick Gamelan.
NOTES: Performed at Evans Auditorium, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
SUMMARY: Video presentation of a traditional Javanese shadow play.
NOTES: In Javanese.
VIDEOTAPE 04521

The Prosperity of Wibisana: a study guide and analysis for the Javanese Wayang kulit.
Portland, OR: Resonance Media, c1995.
1 videocassette (48 min., 20 sec.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
CAST: Dalang (puppet master), Widiyanto S. Putro ; gamelan, Venerable Showers of Beauty, Different Song, Fenwick Gamelan ; guest director, A. L. Suwardi.
VIDEOTAPE 04520

Japan

The Art of Kabuki.
Princeton, NJ:Films for the Humanities, 1988.
35 min.
SUMMARY: A study of the traditional, bombastic theater of Japan, with attention given to the symbolism of the performances.
VIDEOTAPE 01285

Aspects of the Kabuki theatre of Japan.
[New York]: I.A.S.T.A., [198-]
1 videocassette (13 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
CAST Onoe Baiko VII, Koshiro VIII, and Matagoro II.
SUMMARY: Shows costumes, make up, and examples of Kabuki productions. Commentary and dialogue in English with accompanying traditional Kabuki music. Recommended for Asian studies.
VIDEOTAPE 02787

Bunraku: The Classical Puppets Of Japan..
[S.l.]: Camera Three; Kent, CT : Creative Arts Television Archive, 1997.
1 videocassette (29 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: Extended excerpts from the Bunraku play "The lovers' double suicide at Sonezaki Wood [Sonezaki shinju]" by Chikamatsu Monzaemon.
VIDEOTAPE 04453

Discovering the music of Japan.
North Hollywood, CA: Hollywood Select Video, c1987.
1 videocassette (VHS) (22 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
NOTES:Demonstrates three important Japanese instruments: the koto, the shakuhachi, and the shamisen, and explains how they fit into Japanese life. Includes performances of traditional singing and dancing, and pieces played by an ensemble of the three instruments.
VIDEOTAPE 01528

Gagaku: the court music of Japan.
Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma, c1989.
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
NOTES: Host, William P. Malm; with Sidney D. Brown. Orchestra, Music Department, Imperial Agency, Tokyo; featured performer, Suenobu Togi.
SUMMARY: The Imperial Court Orchestra of Tokyo illustrates the contrasting styles of gagaku through music, costume and court dances (Nasori, Genjoraku). Host, William P. Malm. Sidney D. Brown discusses gagaku's historic roots in Mongolia and Korea.
VIDEOTAPE 01767

Japan's Grand Kabuki in America ,
Boulder, CO: Centre Productions 1986.
1 videocassette (28 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
SUMMARY: Dick Cavett follows the Grand Kabuki backstage for interviews with principals and a look at the task of recreating their homeland theater.
VIDEOTAPE 02786

Kodo: heartbeat drummers of Japan.
New York, N.Y.: Rhapsody Films, 1991.
1 videocassette (58 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
NOTES: Showcases Kodo's music and explores their commitment to a unique aesthetic and collective ideal.
VIDEOTAPE 02659

Music of Bunraku.
[Norman, Okla.]: University of Oklahoma, c1991.
1 videocassette (29 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
NOTES: Japanese narrative with English subtitles in the performance by the National Bunraku Theater of Japan.
SUMMARY: Shows the exotic drama of Bunraku, the puppet theater of Japan, and is intended to enable the viewer to understand its music as well. The musical styles, notation and performers of Bunraku are introduced by Prof. William P. Malm of the University of Michigan, while the historic roots of Bunraku, as illustrated in antique paintings and prints, are explained by Prof. Sidney D. Brown of the University of Oklahoma. Artists from the National Bunraku Theater of Japan demonstrate the musical styles of Bunraku, and perform Ise ondo koi no netaba (The massacre of a geisha house in Ise)
VIDEOTAPE 01766

Noh theatre.
New York: I.A.S.T.A., [198-]
1 videocassette (17 min.) sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
Sadayo Kita, Noh director.
SUMMARY: Analyzes and demonstrates the style of a Noh play, One horned hermit (Ikkaku sennin), Japan's oldest form of theater. English commentary notes and analyzes the movements and stance of the Noh performers.
VIDEOTAPE 02789

The Performing Arts.
Lincoln, NEB: University of Mid-America: Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, 1978.
2 vol. 60 min., color.
SUMMARY: Japanese video on performing arts in Japan.
VIDEOTAPE 00890

Sukiyaki and chips: the Japanese sounds of music.
[Newton, N.J.]: Shanachie, p1994.
1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
NOTES: An interesting mix of Japanese adaptations of foreign music styles with the traditional music of the past. A perfect introduction to the often misunderstood musical culture of Japan.
VIDEOTAPE 04050

The Tradition of performing arts in Japan : the heart of Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku.
Tokyo, Japan: B & CI, 1989.
1 videocassette (38 min.): sd. (stereo.), col.; 1/2 in. VHS format.
Based on the book Nippon the land and its people,
SUMMARY: Discusses Noh, Bunraku, and Kabuki, how they developed, how they promote a sense of harmony with nature, the kinds of stages or settings they require, and the performing style of each, with excerpts from plays to demonstrate. J
VIDEOTAPE 01974

Korea

Korea: the land of harmony.
[Seoul?]: The Corp., [199-?]
1 videocassette (42 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY:A brief introduction to the traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Korea.
VIDEOTAPE 03811

Korea's culture.
[Seoul?]: The Corp., [199-?]
1 videocassette (15 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY:A brief introduction to the traditional and contemporary arts and culture of Korea. Includes traditional ceremonies.
VIDEOTAPE 03810

The sound of millennia: a Korean festival of music and dance.
[United States?]: Denver Center Media; Seoul, Korea: [distributed by] Korea Foundation, 1992.
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
CAST: Narration, Bob Askey.
SUMMARY: The Korean National Music Company presents a program of the performing arts of Korea, including vocal and instrumental music and dance. Both folk music and court music are represented, using the 5 or 7 note scales of Korean music.
VIDEOTAPE 03809

Laos

See: North American: United States for Laotians in the U.S.

Nepal

Adaptable kingdom: music and dance from Nepal.
Guilford, CT: Video-Forum, [199-?]
1 videocassete (26 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 script
SUMMARY: About the Hindu kingdom in the Himalayas, where tribal animism, Buddhism and Hinduism live in harmony. In the folklore of Nepal, religious mask-dances with the sound of large barrel drums illustrate the age old battle between good and evil; also includes a gayen, the itinerant singer of Nepalese folk tradition side-by-side with temple songs.
VIDEOTAPE 03239

Sri Lanka

Buddha and the rice-planters: songs and drums of Sri Lanka.
by Deben Bhattacharya.
London: Sussex Tapes; Guilford, CT, 1992.
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
SUMMARY: In the 3rd century B.C. Sinhalese village life, folklore, religious rites, sculpture, painting, music and dance, became wholly integrated with Buddhism and remains so today. Villagers are seen cultivating and harvesting their rice fields , accompanied by songs and dances.
VIDEOTAPE 02155

Taiwan

The Song of Formosa.
English version.
[Taipei]: Kwang Hwa Mass Communications, [1991]
1 videocassette (25 min.) sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: This documentary portrays the achievements, culture and life of the people in Taiwan.
VIDEOTAPE 02176

Thailand

Celestial drama of Siam.
Nonthaburi: Arts for Charity Foundation, [198-?]
1 videocassette (1 hr., 41 min.): sd., col; 1/2 in. VHS.
SUMMARY: Demonstrates Khmer classical dance. Many of the well-known Khmer dances are performed such as, Deva Asborn, Dance Ramakien, and Rama Soon Mekhala Dance. Performance of dances are based on the Thai adaptation of the Indian epic, Ramayana.
Narrated in English; Sung in Khmer with English subtitles or dubbing.
VIDEOTAPE 03050

The classical dance of Thailand.
Bangkok: Create Media Studio, [1992]
2 videocassettes (60 min. each): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS
SUMMARY:Folklore and classic epics expressed in dance, all in a special selection of styles and traditions from the north to the south of Thailand.
CONTENTS:v. 1. Benediction dance -- Khon dance (battle episode) -- Long drum dance -- Harvesting dance -- Candle dance -- Northern Thai dance -- Pong-laang xylophone dance -- Bamboo basket dance --Norah dance -- Fan dance -- Rum-wong dance -- v. 2. Spirit invitation dance -- Fine lady dance -- Basic style dance --Lotus dance -- Standardized rum-wong dance -- Tea leaf picking dance -- Bamboo dance -- Sri vichai dance.
VIDEOTAPE 03049

Khana Hongfamaharat lam ruang Khulu-Nang Ua.
Ubon Ratchathani : Ratchabut Saterio; [Bangkok?]: Sathani Witthayu haeng Prathet Thai: Sun Prachasamphan Khet 2, [199-?]
4 PAL videocassettes (4 hrs., 43 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view.
CAST: Chak Sirithara (Khulu), Bualuang Kuakun (Nang Ua), Saithong Lahang (Chaofa Saeng Athit), Dokrak Laloet (Mae Chanthra), Sangiam Thumma (Mae Thewi), Sommai Chitsing (Khun Lang), Sawat (Phaya Lamphu)
SUMMARY:A Northeastern Thai folk tale "Khulu Nang Ua" is set to dance and song by an award winning Northeastern dance group. In Thai.
VIDEOTAPE 03052

A Land of smiles.
London: Sussex Tapes; Guilford, CT: Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Video-Forum, a division of Jeffrey Norton Publishers, Inc., [1992?]
1 videocassette (26 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet (4 p. ; 22 cm.)
NOTES: This film on Thai folk songs and dances leads up to the performance of the classical Ramakien dance-drama. The film also shows temple ceremonies and the monastic architecture, religious paintings as well as the Buddhist way of life in the villages and monasteries
VIDEOTAPE 03649

Mahakam lalen phun muang khong Thai: tam laksut Krasuang Suksathikan.
[Chiang Mai, Thailand]: Samakhom Sang Phrakhanet; [Bangkok]: Krom Sinlapakon, Witthayalai Nattasin Chiang Mai, [199-?]
1 PAL videocassette (1 hr., 31 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view.
NOTES:Dancing directors, Kanokwan Wannamat, Pricha Sinlapasombat; Music directors, Suriyan Rammasut, Thongchai Thawon, Chawengsak Phothisombat; Script directors, Nittaya Kaeobucha, Atchara Ngamrabiap.
SUMMARY: Folk dances of the four distinct regions of Thailand. Includes historical information about each performance in the Northern Thai dialect.
VIDEOTAPE 03055

Molam ruang toklon: champa si ton. Ubon Ratchathani: Ratchabut Saterio, [199-?]
5 PAL videocassettes (6 hrs., 57 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view.
SUMMARY: The Northeastern Thai folk tale "Champa 4 ton" is set to dance and song by an award winning Northeastern dance group. In Thai.
VIDEOTAPE 03051

Nattasin Thai.
Ko. Tho. Mo. [Bangkok]: Create Media Studio, [2537 i.e. 1994]
4 PAL videocassettes: sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view.
NOTES:Narrator, Sansani Nakkhaphong.
SUMMARY:Folklore and classic epics expressed in dance, all in a special selection of styles and traditions from the north to the south of Thailand.
CONTENTS:chut thi 8. Kansadaeng phak nua (Dances from Norther Thailand) -- chut thi 9. Kansadaeng phak Isan (Dances from Isan) -- chut thi 10. Kansadang phunban phakklang (Dances from Central Thailand -- chut thi 11. Kansadaeng phak tai (Dances from Southern Thailand) In Thai.
VIDEOTAPE 03044

Nattasin Thai: muat ramnai wannakhadi Thai thi pen chut pen ton.
Ko. Tho. Mo. [Bangkok]: Borisat Fotohao Khamera An Widio, 2537 [1994]
2 PAL videocassettes (1 hr., 47 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view.
SUMMARY:Shows a wide variety of traditional Thai classical dances. Performances are based on and adapted from folk tales in Thai literature.
CONTENTS:Chut thi 1. Rotchana siang phuang malai (Sangthong) -- Mekhala- Rammasun (Rammakian) -- Phralo tamkai (Choetching-Phralo) -- Phralo tamkai (Phleng Lao Chaosu-Phralo) -- Mekhala-Nangwiman (Rammakian) -- Phlai Bua kieo Nangtani (Khunchang-Khunphaen) -- Chut thi 2. Suphalak umsom (Unarut) -- Choetching Suphalak (Unarut) -- Busaba chomsan (Inao) -- Rabam Nangkoi (Ngo-pa ton taeng ngan Nang Lamhap) -- Yaran tam Nokyung (Inao) In Thai.
VIDEOTAPE 03048

Nattasin Thai: ruam kansadaeng.
Krung Thep: Khriet Midia Studio, [2535 i.e. 1992]
2 PAL videocassettes (60 min. each): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS format, PAL standard; requires special PAL machine to view.
SUMMARY:Folklore and classic epics expressed in dance, all in a special selection of styles and traditions from the north to the south of Thailand.
CONTENTS:chut thi 1. Rabam kritsadaphinihan -- Khon Rammakian ton yokrop -- Rabam thoetthoeng -- Tenkam ramkhieo -- Fon thian -- Fon Laophaen -- Fon ponglang -- Soeng kratip -- Ram manora maebot -- Rabam tarikipat -- Ramwong -- chut thi 2. Rabam choen phra khwam -- Ram sinuan -- Ram maebot -- Rabam dokbua -- Ramwong mattrathan -- Rabam kep baicha -- Ram laokrathopmai -- Rabam siwichai. In Thai.
VIDEOTAPE 03047

Two faces of Thailand: a musical portrait.
[Newton, NJ]: Shanachie Home Video, 1994.
1 videocassette (60 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in.
SUMMARY: Popular music in Thailand, where even the king of Thailand is a jazz musician, juxtapositions folk music with Western pop to produce the Luk Tung music scene. Director Marre, joins Luk Tung star Sumbatcharon on the road as he takes his huge troupe across country to stage sprawling, uniquely Thai extravaganzas that are the common man's entertainment. We are also taken into the cities, into the kick-boxing arenas and the red-light districts where music plays an integral role.
VIDEOTAPE 02522

Tibet

Echoes from Tibet.
London: Sussex Tapes; Guilford, CT: [Distributed by] Audio-Forum, c1992
1 videocassette (27 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in VHS
NOTES: Discusses the part music plays in the lives of the Tibetan Buddhists who fled to the Indian village of Leh-Lakakh. Inclueds footage of the Dalai Lama's visit to the Tibetan Children's Village in Dharamsala and a ritual dance-drama staged for the occasion
VIDEOTAPE 03243


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