Ballet

Béjart's Bhakti, traditional Indian music

Paolo Bortoluzzi (Rama), Jorge Donn (Krishna), Germinal Casado (Shiva)...

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Cast

Maurice Béjart — Choreographer
Germinal Casado — Costume designer
Paolo Bortoluzzi — Rama
Hitomi Asakawa — Sita
Jorge Donn — Krishna
Tania Bari — Radha
Germinal Casado — Shiva
Maina Gielgud — Shakti
Le Ballet du XXe Siècle

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In 1969 Maurice Béjart took on his first project as a movie director with the task of capturing his choreography Bhakti on film. Along with ritual and philosophy, devotion ("bhatki") is one of the ways of communicating with the Divine and, Béjart’s work interprets these concepts through dance. Embodying three divine couples, six dancers are featured over the course of Bhakti’s three scenes. One by one, the scenes honor respectively the three most important Hindu deities—Krishna, Rama, and Shiva—and tell their love stories.

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Production date: 1970
Duration: 1 h 21 min
Production: © Artium Summa
Resolution: SD