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
Giving a gift begrudgingly in return for another gift is, of course, mere barter. Many families barter their way through life in this way, thinking they are giving. But such gifts are cold, the fulfillment is empty, and the law of karma pays discounted returns.
—Gurudeva