Adavus : Instructions
The Paraval adavu moves to the side, like the Pakkadavu, but the srea covered is expansive. The articulation of the feet changes. There are many varieties in this adavu. Although Paraval serves as an umbrella classification, sometimes we call the adavus by varied names based on how the feet interact with the floor. For example, we call the swishing of the floor with the foot a "Marditham adavu" , but it still falls under the Paraval adavu category.
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As mentioned in the Tattu mettaduvu, 'mettu' is a movement that comprises of a heel drop. Kuditta Mettaduvu or Yegar Mettaduvu, has a small jump onto the balls of the feet and then a drop of the heels. This Adavu is varied primarily with arm and torso movements. It is one of the only Adavus that ...
Jaar Adavu/ Sarikal Adavu
The adavus in this category span a variety of feet articulations. The slide sometime occurs on the whole bottom of the foot. Sometimes in the ball of the foot, and other times on the heel, depending on the choice of the choreographer. These adavus can also vary greatly in levels and leg positions...
Mettu, is a word that is used to describe the Udgattitam movement that is present in the Natyashastra. The Udgattitam, comprises of a movement that lifts and strikes the heel to the floor, while the ball of the foot remains in contact with the floor. Tattu mettaduvu is performed in Bharatanatyam ...