• Short Summary

    Footage of Hindu dancing accompanied by an Indian orchestra.

  • Description

    Note: The location of the events in this film are unknown.

    Full titles read: "SINUOUS SIDELIGHT - There's nothing quite like a Hindu Dance - except another one. And there's nothing quite like an Indian orchestra. When they get together it's and education for the westerners."

    L/S's of man and women in traditional native Indian dress dancing. Numerous people sit cross legged on the floor playing an assortment of Indian instruments.

    Intertitle reads: "Notice the bizarre instruments."

    M/S's of members of the orchestra playing the strange instruments which includes someone playing the sitar.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1028.04
    Media URN:
    36902
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1931
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:09:35:00 / 01:10:59:00
    Canister:
    PT 052

Comments (1)

  1. MinaiMinai says

    This is another exceptionally rare clip of the modern Indian dancer Uday Shankar and his French partner Simkie (Simone Barbier). The musician seen from above at :53 is Uday Shankar's younger brother Ravi Shankar (which Ravi confirmed in a clip at http://youtu.be/H7GceqHJsUc), and the female musician at :50 is Uday Shankar's cousin Kanaklata. Other members of the Shankar family are likely among the other musicians.

    The other clip at BritishPathe of Uday and Simkie is titled "Radha and Krishna 1932."

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