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Shirin Vajifdar and Krishna Kutty in their New Indian Ballet


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"The Boon"
A dance drama
"Thillana": classical solo - Shirin Vajifdar
Musical Interlude: Flute solo, Sushil Das Gupta, accompanied by Krishna Panicker
The Art of Kathakali: Krishna Kutty
Vanjara: an Indian Gypsy Dance - Krishna Panicker, Shirin, Khurshed and Roshan Vajifdar

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Bhasmasura, the Demon King ("The Boon"): Krishna Kutty
Lord Siva ("The Boon"): Krishna Panicker
Devotee of Vishnu ("The Boon"): Khurshed Vajifdar
Devotee of Vishnu ("The Boon"): Mrinalini
Mohini, the Temptress ("The Boon"): Roshan Vajifdar
Dancer ("Thillana"/"Vanjara"): Shirin Vajifdar
Flautist (Musical interlude): Sushil Das Gupta
Accompanist (Musical interlude): Krishna Panicker
Dancer ("The Art of Kathakali"): Krishna Kutty
Dancer ("Vanjara"): Krishna Panicker
Dancer ("Vanjara"): Khurshed Vajifdar
Dancer ("Vanjara"): Roshan Vajifdar
Narrator/choreography: Shirin Vajifdar
Choreography: Krishna Kutty
Musical Director: Sushil Das Gupta
Stage Production: Fernau Hall
Settings: Laurence Broadhouse
Presented for television by: Christian Simpson

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Shirin Vajifdar and Krishna Kutty in their New Indian Ballet

BBC Television, 19 September 1952 20.45

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