Pada-artha, Vakya-artha and Sanchari

April 27th, 2009 5 Comments

Recently one of my readers had asked about the following concepts. 1. Pada-artha 2. Vakya-artha 3. Sanchari Thought I shall do a posting on this. They form an important part of Nritya and Natya. Often considered when Abhinaya dance pieces like Padam or a varnam is being choreographed. Every padam or varnam has the above concepts […]

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KudittaMetta Adavu Fifth and Sixth variation (video)

April 24th, 2009 No Comments

The following video demonstrates the fifth and the sixth variation of KudittaMetta. The Bols are Tai Gha, Tai Ghi.

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Sarikal Adavu sollukettu (audio)

April 10th, 2009 1 Comment

Sarikal Adavu sollukettu is very similar to the Tatta adavu. So for the 1st, 3rd and 5th variations you can use the Tatta Adavu first variation sollukettu. The Bols are Tai Ya Tai Hi. In case of the 2nd, 4th and 6th variations the bols are Tai Ya, Tai Ya, Tai Hi, Tai Hi. [Audio […]

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Shakata Hand Gesture (Mudra)

November 25th, 2008 1 Comment

When the Bhramara hasta is held in both hands, we get the Shakata Hasta. lets take a look at the viniyoga (uses) shloka rakshasabhinaye prayaha shakato viniyujyate It says that the Shakata hasta is used to enact a demon. Thus when shakata hasta is held close the face , it indicates vicious teeth of a […]

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TattiMetti Adavu Sollukettu

November 25th, 2008 12 Comments

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

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Tatta Adavu Sixth Variation Audio

November 14th, 2008 2 Comments

Click on the player below and hear the sollukettu (bols or syllables) for sixth variation of Tatta Adavu.The Bols are Tat Tai Tat Tat Tai Tai Tam. This Audio has the sollukettu in three speeds as students are required to practice in different speeds. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] If you would like […]

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Hand gesture for lord Shiva

October 12th, 2008 8 Comments

Shiva: Shiva in sanskrit means “the auspicious”. He is responsible of the dynamism in the world. In other words he is responsible for the changes in the form of death and dissolution. In the positive sense he shreds the negative ideas and gives way to positive and the creative once. He is described in the […]

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Teermanam Adavu First Step (Video)

July 10th, 2008 5 Comments

Take a look at the Teermanam adavu video to get a hang of it. I shall post the explanation with the photos later. 1. Be in Ardhamandala posture with hands held in Tripataka close to the chest. 2. Take the right leg forward and place in on the heels (The Natta position). Take your right […]

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TattiMetti Adavu in Bharatanatyam

July 4th, 2008 3 Comments

“Tatti ” means to tap (like in Tatta adavu) and “Metti ” means a heel contact with the floor. For Metti one must first be on the toes (either a jump on the toes or just striking a toe) and then flatten the feet while the toes are already firm on the ground. TattiMetti is […]

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Visharu Adavu in Bharatanatyam

July 4th, 2008 5 Comments

Visharu Adavu involves swinging of hands in different directions ie sideways, up and down. Leg movements are simple and straight in one line. A Concept of shoulder pulls is also introduced later here. This Adavu is also called as Mardita adavu or Paraval adavu. The mudras used are Alapadma, katakamukha, Tripataka and Pataka. The sollukettu […]

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