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    AN INDIAN COUPLE SENT TO BRITAIN UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE STATE OF MYSORE HAVE STARTED CLASSES IN INDIAN DANCING AT CAMBRIDGE.

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    TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: "WHY HAVE YOU TAKEN UP THIS SORT OF DANCING?"



    STUDENT: "WELL I WAS VERY FRIENDLY WITH A PAKISTANI AT SCHOOL, AND IN 1962 I WENT AND VISITED HER AND HER FAMILY FOR THREE MONTHS AND I SAW A LOT OF ISLAMIC CULTURE THROUGH THEIR EYES, AS IT WERE, AND A LOT OF THIS SORT OF DANCING. ALSO, I AM NOT ABLE TO DO VERY MUCH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AS I HAVE HAD POLIO, AND MR. RAO THINKS THIS SORT OF DANCING WILL HELP IT."



    INTERVIEWER: "YOU ARE ONE OF THE TWO AMERICANS IN THE CLASS AND THERE AREN'T ANY ENGLISHMEN HERE. DO YOU THINK IT'S BECAUSE THE ENGLISH MAN IS TOO INHIBITED?"



    STUDENT: "YES, I DEFINITELY DO. I THINK THE AMERICANS PERHAPS ARE MORE CONFIDENT, A LITTLE LARGER AND HAPPY TO SHOW OFF, PROBABLY."



    INTERVIEWER: "DO YOU THINK THIS IS A GOOD THING, YOUR HUSBAND LEARNING INDIAN DANCING?"



    STUDENT: "YES, IT HAS GIVEN US NEW INTERESTS TOGETHER, AND WE MESS AROUND IN THE KITCHEN, BANGING, STAMPING, YOU KNOW."




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    Background: AN INDIAN COUPLE SENT TO BRITAIN UNDER THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE STATE OF MYSORE HAVE STARTED CLASSES IN INDIAN DANCING AT CAMBRIDGE.

    THE STUDENTS OF THE EASTERN DANCE FORM INCLUDE HOUSEWIVES, AND A NUMBER OF MEN.

    THE CLASSES ARE CONDUCTED BY MR. KRISHNA RAO, A LECTURER IN CHEMISTRY, AND HIS CHEMIST-WIFE.

    THE LESSONS ARE HELD IN A DANCE STUDIO SPECIALLY BUILT FOR THE CLASS.

    MR. AND MRS. KRISHNA RAO'S VISIT TO ENGLAND IS BEING MADE UNDER A FELLOWSHIP ARRANGED BY A JOINT BRITISH AND INDIAN MUSIC GROUP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4F7A0961SA4B90RW9IFCTVQ4M
    Media URN:
    VLVA4F7A0961SA4B90RW9IFCTVQ4M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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