Ted Shawn's Cosmic Dance of Siva

The January/February/March, 2009 issue of Hinduism Today will bring the fascinating story of Ruth St. Denis, the revolutionary modern dancer who introduced to the West India-inspired choreographies. We thought you would like to see this small excerpt of a performance by her husband, Ted Shawn, entitled "The Cosmic Dance of Shiva." Copyrighted to the documentary "Denishawn" by the New Jersey Center Dance Collective, here under fair use as a brief portion of the work.


Transcript:

Photo of  Gurudeva
The Self, or Parasiva, is an experience only after it has been experienced. Yet, it is not an experience at all, but the only possible nonexperience, which registers in its aftermath upon the mind of man.
—Gurudeva