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Video: Ball game in Mohiniyattam dance

Video by Emanuel Wüthrich © 2005

In Kerala's temple murals and traditional dance performances Mohini (the seductive aspect of the divine) is seen playing with a ball (see p. 35 in Frenz, Albrecht und Krishna Kumar Marar. Wall Paintings in North Kerala/India - 1000 Years of Temple Art. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2004).

Dancer: Sneha Srikumar (Natanakaisiki); Choreography and conductor of the Natanakaisiki Ensemble: Nirmala Paniker (Tala cymbals); composition and vocal: Kalamandalam Jayaprakash; accompanists: P. Nandakumar (Idakka drum), Chalakudi Raghunath (bamboo flute) and Kalanilayam Prakash (Maddalam drum).
Video recording in conjunction with the Sam-Workshop at Irinjalakuda (Kerala) on 23.07.05.