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The Resource Celestial dance, directed by Kari Soveri, (electronic resource)

Celestial dance, directed by Kari Soveri, (electronic resource)

Label
Celestial dance
Title
Celestial dance
Statement of responsibility
directed by Kari Soveri
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sanghyang Deling is a special religious ceremony performed in a remote village in the volcanic region of northern Bali. This beautifully poetic event is meant to protect the village and its inhabitants from demons and practitioners of black magic. To ward off the insidious creatures with magical powers, all of the inhabitants of the village participate in preparing the ceremony. They decorate the temple area, prepare sacrificial gifts and the food. This event has rarely been seen by outsiders. The key part of the ceremony which is based on Hinduism, consists of two young girls who dance according to strict Balinese traditions. The girls chosen for the task have never received any dance training although they have seen the dance many times before. They only dance while in a trance. The ceremony is led by a Hindu priest who asks the deities to descend into their midst in the temple and to enter into the body of puppets which are representations of the two girls. While dancing the girls murmur chants that have healing properties and exorcise the evil spirits that threaten the village
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Recorded 2004
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Soveri, Kari
Runtime
28
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Balinese (Indonesian people)
  • Ecstatic dance
  • Hinduism
  • Bali Island (Indonesia)
Target audience
general
Label
Celestial dance, directed by Kari Soveri, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?DAIV;1780047
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 18, 2013)
Control code
ASP1780047/daiv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1780047/dai
  • (OCoLC)784652496
Video recording format
other
Label
Celestial dance, directed by Kari Soveri, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?DAIV;1780047
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 18, 2013)
Control code
ASP1780047/daiv
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (28 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1780047/dai
  • (OCoLC)784652496
Video recording format
other

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