Resources on Himalayan Music and Dance

The following bibliography provide resources on Ethnomusicology, Theatre and Dance, Oral literature and Anthropology related to Himalayan Music and Dance. It  includes works in western languages as well as resources in Nepali, Newari, Pahari dialects, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali and Urdu.. This bibliography concerns  musicians, music and musical language, performing arts (theater and dance) as well as studies made by sanskritists, linguists, historians, anthropologists, folklorist and specialists of oral literature. 

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Theatre /  Danse

Attisani, A.
 

  • 1993, Il teatro del Tibet. With a note by Fosco Maraini. Rome: Stampa Alternativa
  • 1993, (ed.,) Il teatro tibetano dalla «teocrazia » alla democrazia. Lecture notes 1993-94. Venezia: Cafoscarina .
  • 1996, Tibet, il teatro piý antico e piý giovane del mondo Primafila 15-16, pp. 42-82.

Gutschow, N. and B‚ Sukala, G.M.

  • 1987, "The Navadurg‚ of Bhaktapur. Spacial Implication of an Urban Ritual". In N. Gutschow and A. Michaels eds., Heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. Proceedings of an International Conference in Lubeck  (june 1985), 137-166, Sankt Augustin, VGH Wissenschaftverlag.

Hoek, B. Van der

  • 1994, "The Death of the Divine Dancers : The Conclusion of the Bhadrak‚li Py‚kham in Kathmandu", in M. Allen ed., Anthropology of Nepal. Peoples, Problems and Processes, pp. 374-404, Kathmandu, Mandala Book Point.

Iltis, L.L.

  • 1987, "The Jala Py‚kh‚ : A Classical Newar Dance Drama of Harisiddhi". In N. Gutschow and A. Michaels eds., Heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. Proceedings of an International Conference in Lubeck (june 1985), pp. 201-213, VGH Wissenschaftsverlag, Sankt Augustin.  

  • 1990, "The Jala Pyakhan in Historical and Cultural Perspective," Nepalbhay wa thwaya Sahitya Vibhagiya Gosthi (Proceedings of the first Tribhuvan University Seminar on Newari Language and Literature, held, May 30 - June 1, 1988), pp.141-168. (on roles and meaning in a Newar ritual drama)

Korvald, T.

  • 1994, "The Dancing Gods of Bhaktapur and their Audience", in M. Allen ed., Anthropology of Nepal. Peoples, Problems and Processes, Mandala Book Point, Kathmandu.

Levy, R.I.

  • 1987, "How the Navadurg‚ protect Bhaktapur. The Effective Meaning of a Symbolic Enactment". In N. Gutschow and A. Michaels eds., Heritage of the Kathmandu Valley, Proceedings of an International  Conference in Lubeck (june 1985), pp.107-134, Sankt Augustin, VGH Wissenschaftverlag.

Stoddard, H.

  • 1986, A Note on Vajra-dance choreography in the snow in the early 18th century in: Zlos-gar , J. Norbu (ed.) Dharamsala, pp. 125-131.

Emigh, J. 

  • 1996, Masked Performance - The Play of Self and Other in Ritual and Theatre, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.

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