Gita-Govinda- Multimedia Exhibition- 1997

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center present a Multimedia Experience on the celebrated text Jayadeva's 'Gita-Govinda', a 12th century Sanskrit poem evokes a visual, aural and kinetic experience. The poem is intrinsically a multi-media composition, in the Indian artistic tradition.
The artistic genres represented in this Gita Govinda Experience include the music traditions of classical Hindustani and Carnatic music, congregational singing of the poem in Radhakalyanam style, devotional singing in the Guruvayoor and Puri temples. The dance styles included are Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Kathak. Many museums graciously provided painting source materials. In order to create the content for the multi media experience, Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan along with other scholars, particularly V.N. Misra, B.N. Goswamy, Premlata Sharma, Sampath Narayanan have explained the many levels of meanings of the poem. In totality, Dr. Vatsyayan, and scholars and artists have created approximately forty giga-bytes of digital content.

Artistic genres represented in the Multimedia Experience

Painting: Basohli, Bundi, Jaur, Jaipur-Amber, Kangra, Mewari, North Gujrat Paintings, Orissan Paintings etc.
Music: Carnatic, Gwalior, Guruvayoor Temple, Manipur, Odissi, Puri Temple, Radhakalyanam, Sopana etc.
Dance: Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Manipuri, Mohiniattam, Odissi etc.