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Oral History Interview with Rita Mustaphi

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Rita Mustaphi was born in India and immigrated to the U.S. as an adult. She is one of the original founders of SILC, and taught dance at SILC for a number of years. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Personal background; establishing SILC; participation in SILC; experiences as a dance teacher, first class; Kathak dance, rehearsals, performances; individual instruction; teaching methods; costumes; curriculum; parental perspective; visits to India; Nrita Jyoti Dance Theater; Festival of Nations; social connections.

Date: April 3, 2000
Subject(s): Rita Mustaphi
Type: Oral History
Language: English
Creator: Polly Sonifer
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Holding Institution: Minnesota Historical Society
Collection: School of India for Languages and Culture (SILC) Oral History Project
Item History: 2016-12-24 (created); 2016-12-24 (modified)

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