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New Digital Restoration
(Uday Shankar, 1948)

Fri, Mar 29, 2013 7 PM
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 7 PM

Uday Shankar, the brother of the great Indian musician Ravi Shankar, was one of the central figures in the history of Indian dance, combining classical forms with Western techniques. The largely autobiographical Kalpana tells the story of a dancer who dreams of forming his own academy in the Himalayas. The film serves as a virtual encyclopedia of Indian dance with sequence after sequence of eye-popping musical numbers tracing the country’s rich and diverse musical and dance traditions. Presented by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. (155 mins, DCP)

Fan of Indian dance won’t want to miss Shantala Shivalingappa’s Namasya program of solo dances inspired by Indian and contemporary Western styles on Tuesday, April 9.