Natta Adavu Thirteenth Step (Video)

February 13th, 2008 by Anjali

Lets watch the Thirteenth step of Natta Adavu. You can also read an explanation of the Thirteenth step here.

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Suman Feb 15, 2008 at 4:32 am

    awesome thanks:) cant wait for the next set of adavus, eagerly waiting for them thanks

  • 2 Meghna G Feb 20, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Anjali.

    I am fascinated by the kinetic quality of your dancing style and the fact that it is so powerful in its communication techniques. Choreography and repertoire of performances reflect rich Indian cultural heritage. Indeed its both an Indian and contemporary style.

    Thanks .

    Regards.

    Meghna. G.
    U.A.E.

  • 3 Beatrice May 8, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Hello Anjali,

    I have just started Bharatanatyam and I am finding your site very helpful. Doing the dance is a joy.

    But please could you advise how I can prtoect my knees in this deep sitting posture in the 13th natta adavu? I am a bit worried about them. In class my teacher does this pose a lot.

    Generally, how can someone who is new (and not altogether young!) to the dance approach the more strenuous poses carefully/slowly?
    Is it possible to take the dance to a high level if you start late? (I am a fit 36).
    Thanks very much,
    Bea

  • 4 Anjali May 8, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Bea
    Its nice to know that you have started learning Bharatanatyam and that are you keen in continuing the same. I assume that you must be doing some warm up exercises before starting the class. A work out for deep sitting posture ie poorna mandala :
    Stand straight .
    Slowly sit in araimandi, pause.
    Then move down to full sitting posture. stay there for 15 sec.
    Rise up slowly.
    Do a set of 20-30 twice a day to loosen your muscles. Do it really slow. Do not hurry.

    Also try some oil massage. Apply warm oil (mustard or sesame or olive) and massage your joints. This will lubricate them and also will relive you from pain if any.

  • 5 Prerana May 8, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Hello Anjali,
    Am new to this site so just wondering that have you posted video of Viniyoga & mandala bheda ?

  • 6 Anjali May 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Hi Prerena, thanks for visiting the site. Yes its a good suggestion. I have only written about the hand gestures. Mandala bhedha part not yet touched. I shall be putting them soon.

  • 7 vasudha Oct 10, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    hai anjali u r giving very good inf on adavus waiting for next adavus after teermanam adavus

  • 8 Anjali Oct 11, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Thanks Vasudha. I was busy with my move from pune to US. Very soon my videos will be ready too. stay tuned.

  • 9 vasudha Oct 16, 2008 at 12:56 am

    thanx anjali u moved to us permanantly?india misses u . i would like to know what more adavus follows teermanam adavus.will u be posting alaripu kavutam etc items also in mean time ?waiting eagerl
    vasudha

  • 10 Dinithi Feb 12, 2009 at 8:20 am

    i need the mp3 of an Alaripu if you can please help me.thanx

  • 11 Tulsi Mehta Jul 22, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Thank you for creating this really organized website. it is really helping me out with re-learning the basics of bharatanatyam.

  • 12 calvin Sep 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

    01SEP11
    Hello from Cairo:
    Thanks to your great videos of the adavus, I have just
    completed all 13 steps in Natta Adavu!!
    I am a former student of this dance but just want to
    relearn some of the basic elements of BN.
    It’s a great challange for me because of my age
    but my health is good and the spirit is willing.
    I am also a veteran dancer of the oriental dance
    which I still perform for the locals in this area.
    Keep up the good work and service provided by
    your videos.
    THANKS
    Calvin of Cairo

  • 13 Milan Apr 5, 2013 at 4:19 am

    Hi Anjali chechi

    You are a great dancer indeed…
    I wish i could dance like you…
    Have you danced on stage?…
    Ipshita chechi forgot to teach me the hands for this step…
    But net class she will teach me…
    Now she is teaching me the 2nd Visharu Adavu…..

    Bye!……
    Milan

  • 14 vishita jain May 11, 2014 at 4:28 am

    thank you so very much for yr website.i wanted to ask you that my former bharatnatyam teacher used to teach me some of the main variations of adavus .some even differ!! for eg. your site contain 13 variations of nattadavu but she taught me 7 types of them. so can you give the reason for that? thank u