THE NINE MOVEMENTS OF THE EYELID
A creative documentary by Rajele Jain
 

contact: doc@rajele.net
"While traditional thought conceptualizes the human body
as a unique centre, a centre of the universe, expanding
outwards into the cosmos, industrial society converts the
body into the prime target of attack: as citizen, attacked
by the political system; as consumer, attacked by the
economic system; as individual, bombarded by the media,
denied contact with nature, incapable of self-renewal,
suffocated by poisons in air and water, isolated and
deprived of directions for change.

The question then arises: What role can dance play in
such a society? Can it recuperate energies? Can it
initiate a living flow between individual and community?
Can it integrate human perspectives? Can it infuse
people with joy for life, radical optimism, hope, courage,
and vision to negate all that is ugly, unjust, and hurtful?
If our life is alienated, can our dances and arts help
to transcend that alienation?"
(Chandralekha in: new directions in Indian dance,
ed. by Sunil Kothari, Marg Publications 2003)
STILLS FROM FILM (all © Rajele Jain):
COMPLETE FILM CREDITS:
with

ANITA RATNAM
ANJALI SRIRAM
PROF. C. V. CHANDRASEKHAR
CHANDRALEKHA
CHITRA VISWESWARAN
CLARA GAMES
DEBARATI NATARAJAN
S. GIRISH
SRI GOPALAKRISHNA PILLAI
INDU VARMA
KALANIDHI NARAYANAN
KALPANA RAGHURAMAN
KAMAKSHI JARAYAMAN
MADHAVI MANDIRA
MANJARI CHANDRASEKHAR
MEENAKSHI CHITHARANJAN
NALINI CHETTUR
PRASANNA OOMMEN
RANI OTTERMANN
SHYAMALA
SUNIL KOTHARI
MRS. SURYAKALA
TARIKA VALLI


Narrator
Prof. T. V. GOPALKRISHNAN

recorded in Chennai by
Sound Engineer: G. RAMANATHAN
Recording Supervisor: HERBERT LANG


Dancers

SHYAMALA
with music recorded at Fairfield Performance 2004


INDU VARMA
accompanied by
Nattuvangam: Sri GOPALAKRISHNA PILLAI
Vocal: S. GIRISH


KALPANA RAGHURAMAN
dancing

JAVALI "IDENE SAKHI"
JAVALI "NEE MATALE MAYANURA"
Vocals: SEETHALAKSHMI SHIVAJI
Nattuvangam: SARADHA RAGHURAMAN
Mrdangam: BHAVANI SHANKAR
Violin: CHANDRASHEKHAR

PUSHPANJALI
Vocals: NEELA RAMANUJAM
Nattuvangam: PADMINI RAVI
Mrdangam: N. G. RAVI
Flute: JAYARAMAN

TILLANA
Vocals: RANGANAYAKI RAJAN
Nattuvangam: PADMINI RAVI
Mrdangam: G. GURUMURTHY
Flute: DWARKI KRISHASWAMY
Morsing: S. V. BALAKRISHNA


RANI OTTERMANN
dancing

KALI KAVITUVAM
Vocals: R. VISWESWARAN
Nattuvangam: CHITRA VISWESWARAN


Student dancer
SHILPA

Best Driver
J. VASU

Music
"PUNJAB" by KARUNESH
CD "GLOBAL SPIRIT" TAW60342
with kind permission by KEVIN COUCH
© 2000 Silver Wings Publishing (P) Oreade Music



Analogue Sound Synthesizer audioscapes by
ORANGOTANGO



Director of Photography
GERD PEUN

Assistent to Photography in India
SHANKAR

Assistent to Photography in Europe
PEDRO GIL



Interviews' Sound Processing
RUI VIANA PEREIRA



Special Effects
VIPULAMATI:AMPLE INTELLIGENCE Studios



Production Manager Europe
EIRA - Paula Caruço

Production India / Chennai
STEREOVISION - Harish Samtani

Production India / Mumbai
CHALO CINEMA - Dev Sethi
Assistent: Sudharka


Produced with the support of

B-ORANGE TONSTUDIO / Düsseldorf / Germany
BAZAAR DO VÍDEO / Lisboa / Portugal
CHALO CINEMA / Mumbai / India
CLUB OF THE KNOBS / Lisboa / Portugal
DAYWALKER STUDIOS / Cologne / Germany
DUPLACENA / Lisboa / Portugal
DIGITAL AZUL / Lisboa / Portugal
EIRA / Lisboa / Portugal
NOWHEL RECORDS / Frankfurt a.M. / Germany
PSN NISSAN / Chennai / India
STEREOVISION / Chennai / India
VIPULAMATI:AMPLE INTELLIGENCE ASSOC. / Lisboa / Portugal


This film would not have been possible
without the friendly sponsoring and great support of

BOLLE BOLLMANN
BORIS HANZER
DENISE LASAGNI
ELENOR JAIN
FRANCISCO CAMACHO
GEORG and BIRGIT TROGEMANN
GERD PEUN
GORA JAIN
GORDO JAIN
HARISH SAMTANI
HERBERT LANG
JASMIN DJAHANGUIRI
JOÃO TOCHA
PEDRO GIL
SUDHIR NATARAJAN
ULRIKA LANG


Thanks for help and support to

ANTÓNIO CÂMARA MANUEL
CARLOS DIAS
DEV SETHI
ILDA CASTRO
JAYA CHANDRASEKHAR
J. D'CRUZ (CRAFT'N GEMS)
KAZIKE
KRITTIKA BANERJEE
NARTHAKI NATARAJ
OLAF HIRSCHBERGER
PAULA CARUÇO
PEDRO CAL
R. SRIRAM
RUI VIANA PEREIRA
SATANAND MENON
TERESA PRATA
UWE RACHOW
VENKATESH


Developed with the support of the
MEDIA PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY



Produced by
FRANCISCO CAMACHO (EIRA)
RAJELE JAIN


© EIRA / RAJELE JAIN 2006-2011