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Prajapati das : This is a Bhagavad-gita dance. Krishna is played by Satarupa, Arjuna by Anasuya, and the sage by Jambhavati. We took the 108 principal verses or danceable verses from the Bhagavad-gita, and I narrated it while they performed it using ballet and Bharat Natyam to tell the story of the Bhagavad-gita. Prabhupada saw this in the Los Angeles temple, liked it very much. So we did perform it in India in 1975 and 1977. He also liked the system of having a narrator speaking and the actors or dancers acting it out. He said, “That way you can go to any country in the world and have the narration in whatever language the people understand, and the performers can act out the dance.” He very much encouraged us in this utilizing fine arts for spreading Krishna consciousness. One morning walk he said, “Yes, whoever is an artist, let them dance only, let them paint only, let them…whatever their art is, they should do that for Krishna.
Reference: Following Srila Prabhupada – Remembrances by Yadubara dasa