Ardhamandala in Bharatanatyam

October 3rd, 2007 39 Comments

Ardhamandala is the fundamental posture of Bharatanatyam. It is also known as Ayatam, Araimandi, Ukkaramandala, or the Half sitting posture. Pure Dance called Nritta involves frequent use of this posture. In this posture, the performer assumes a half sitting position with the knees turned sideways, and the spine erect. The arms are either extended out […]

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