Natta Adavu in Bharatanatyam

February 29th, 2008 9 Comments

“Natta” means to stretch and so the Adavu involves some stretching compared to the Tatta Adavu we explored earlier. And compared to Tatta Adavu, the Natta adavu involves heel contacts of the feet. Thus word “Nattu” in Tamil is also referred to “Perching of heels”. So get ready for some stretching and synchronization of hands […]

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Natta Adavu Thirteenth Step (Video)

February 13th, 2008 14 Comments

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

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Natta Adavu Thirteenth Step

February 12th, 2008 1 Comment

I have been getting mails for the Visharu Adavu posting. But a last post for Natta Adavu is still pending. Lets see how the thirteenth step is done. Watch the video for Natta Adavu Thirteenth step. 1.Be in Ardhamandala with hands held close to the chest in katakamukha mudra. Lets start with the right hand […]

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Natta Adavu Twelfth Step (Video)

January 29th, 2008 No Comments

Lets watch the twelfth step of Natta Adavu. To read the explanation of the twelfth step click here. back to Natta Adavu Index

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Natta Adavu – Twelfth Step

January 26th, 2008 3 Comments

1. Be in Ardhamandala with hands close to the chest in Katakamukha mudra. 2. Stretch your leg to your right hand side in Alidha . As if touching your feet bend sideways and right hand at the feet in Alapadma mudra and left hand stretched up which is also in Alapadma mudra. Say Tai Yum. […]

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Natta Adavu Eleventh Step (Video)

January 24th, 2008 2 Comments

Lets have a look at the Eleventh Step today. This step is usually used for spanning the stage and cover larger areas. It is also done in self-circles too. Some call this step to be Usi adavu or Periya Adavu. Usi adavu has emphasis on the second beat. That means after the jump the flat […]

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Natta Adavu- Eleventh Step

January 23rd, 2008 3 Comments

Here is a description of Natta Adavu Eleventh Step. You can view the video for this step to better understand this Adavu variation. 1. Be in Ardhamandala. Hands held in Katakamukha mudra close to the chest. 2.Jump on your toes with hands straight above your head in Alapadma Mudra. Here hands are crossed . Say […]

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Natta Adavu- Tenth Step

January 22nd, 2008 1 Comment

Like the Natta Adavu ninth step, the tenth step is also slightly different from the eighth step. You can view the video for this step as you go through the description below. 1. Be in Ardhamandala hands held in katakamukha mudra close to the chest. 2. Jump on your toes, while in Ardhamandala. Hands held […]

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Natta Adavu- Tenth Step (Video)

January 21st, 2008 2 Comments

Here is the Video for the Tenth Step of Natta Adavu. Thanks for Watching! back to Natta Adavu Index

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Natta Adavu- Ninth Step (Video)

January 16th, 2008 No Comments

This video shows how the ninth step of Natta adavu. As I said earlier it is only an extension of the eighth step Read the Explanation of the Natta Adavu Ninth step here back to Natta Adavu Index

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