KudittaMetta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

April 9th, 2009 2 Comments

Kuditta Metta refers to Jumping on the toes and then striking the heels. The initial jump though not very obvious. Both jumping and striking the heels are executed in the Araimandi position. It is also known as Guditta Metta. I have read somewhere (cannot recollect the source) KudittaMetta is also referred as Kutta Adavu. May […]

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Teermanam adavu third, eight and Eleventh variataion sollukettu (Audio)

February 12th, 2009 No Comments

Following is the sollukettu (bols, syllables) for the third, eight and eleventh variation. The Bols are “Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai“. It is also called “Tat Dhin Gi Na Tom“. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download this audio, right click here and save to computer

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Teermanam Adavu First and Sixth variation Sollukettu (audio)

January 28th, 2009 No Comments

Here is the sollukettu (Bols or syllables) for first and the sixth variation. The Bols are “Dhit Dhit Tai”. It is sung in three speed for the purpose of practice. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like to download this audio, right click here and save to computer

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Teermanam Adavu Twelfth Variation

January 20th, 2009 4 Comments

Now this step is one of my favorites. The Bols of which are Tai Tai Dhit Dhit Tai. Also a new leg position called the Prenkhana is introduced. When one leg is grounded and the other leg is on toes with heels raised, it is said to be Prenkhana. 1. Be in Ardhamandala. Hand stretched […]

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We can Learn Bharatanatyam Online!

January 9th, 2009 91 Comments

When I had started this blog , I had asked a question “Can we learn Bharatanatyam online“? Now around one and half years later, I can say with certain degree of confidence that Yes, we can! As requested by few of our readers, I have been doing some online classes and it has been going […]

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