Today I am happy to announce that we are ready to release the first part of our DVD on Adavus, the basic steps in Bharatanatyam. It’s been almost a year we have been working on this. We are calling the DVD as” Natyarambham- Learning Adavus in Bharatanatyam“. The first part covers Tatta Adavu, Natta Adavu, Visharu Adavu , Tatti Metti Adavu and Teermanam Adavu. We are working on the second part too and hope to release the same soon.
I had many visitors to the site asking for a compilation of the youtube videos. Instead of giving them the current videos, we decided to redo all of them so that you get better value . We have reworked all the adavus on the Blog to give you a more content and consistency. I have added a few more tips and closeups of all the leg movements. This should give a clear demonstration of the intricate footwork.
Some of the highlights and benefits of the DVD:
More content: All the videos have been retaken and we have more details for each Adavu.
New Updated Videos: Updated all the demo videos based on my 5 plus years of teaching online. Tips and correction are given at the required places.
All steps with you always: Whether offline or online, DVD should be a great way to have all the step in one place.
Close up: We have all the footwork in close-up so that it is easy to understand and follow along.
How to use the DVD
For each Adavu, I have talked about the concept at the beginning. It moves on to showing the hand movements. The student can try doing the movements along with my explanation. Then the footwork is explained , which is also a practice along. You may pause the video after the footwork and try working on the hand and footwork until it is mastered. Then play the video again and practice along with the synchronized movements. The steps are demonstrated in a slow or medium speed depending on the complexity of the variation. Once the student has worked on one step with video , stop/pause and practice the same for some more time before moving to the next variation.
Our DVD’s are being shipped by Kunaki.com and are currently available to countries serviced by them. We are working on providing a shipping option for India soon. If your country is not available in the drop down list please let us know and we will make all efforts to ship the same to you.
Appreciate all your support for the site and hope this DVD helps you learning the dance form. In turn, this helps us help you better. Please let us know your feedback and we will try and incorporate in the next part
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