Natesha or Nataraja Kautukam

March 31st, 2011 41 Comments

I have here worked on the Natesha Kautukam. This was the Kautukam that I learnt probably when I was 8 or 9. The steps are same almost in every style. I like the the Kalakriya series music for this Kautukam. Hence the demonstration is a blend of what I had learnt and Mrs Priyadarshiniji’s choreography.  […]

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Sutral Advau Fourth Variation (video)

July 30th, 2009 2 Comments

This step incorporates a number of leg position and movements in it. For example we begin with the Araimandi, move on to the full sitting posture (muzumandi or purna mandala) and finally end in the Stanaka position. Other position used are the prerita and Alidha. The Bols are Tat Tai Tam Dhit Tai Tam which […]

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Sutral Adavu Third Variation (Video)

July 11th, 2009 3 Comments

The Third variation is an extension of the second variation. I have seen this step being done in different ways. So I have also tried to explain the varieties seen in this step. The Bols are Tat Tai Tam, Dhit Tai Tam, which is sung twice on each side. The first part of the video […]

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Kudittamatta Adavu Third and Fourth variation (video)

April 16th, 2009 4 Comments

The following video demonstrates the third and the fourth variation of Kudittametta Adavu. 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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Sarikal Adavu fifth variation (video)

March 26th, 2009 No Comments

In this variation the movements are usually going backwards or side ways. One hand is held in Dola hasta and the other in Chatura hasta. The hand in chatura hasta is placed on the shoulders in such a way that the finger tips are pointing downwards. Leg movements are the same like the previous steps. […]

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Sarikal Adavu In Bharatanatyam

February 27th, 2009 9 Comments

Sarikal means to slide. Here as one foot is lifted and placed the another foot slides towards it. Then the feet takes the Anchita position where the feet rests on the heel. This position is also called as Tadittam. Then both the feet tap together with a slight jump. Bols (syllables or sollukettu) of the […]

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Sarikal Adavu First variation (explanation)

February 27th, 2009 3 Comments

The Bols (Syllables or sollukettu)of the Adavu is Tai Ya Tai Hi. Watch the video as you are going through the explanation. 1. Be in Samapada (is a simple standing with both the legs together) with hands is Natyarambhe. 2. Begin with the right hand side. Bring your right hand close to the chest. Left […]

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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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