Adavus : Instructions
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 in the Araimandi position in varied combinations of striking the whole foot, and dropping a lifted heel to strike th floor.
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This Adavu is referred to as the "Ta tai ta ha adavu" by some people. It is also called the Yegar Thattadavu. 'Yegar' and 'Kuditta', both mean jump. There is a small jump/ snatch onto the balls of the feet and then a strike. The first series will address the basic Kuditta tattaduvu. The many vari...
Theermana adavu/ Makutadavu
Theermana, or Makuta literally refers to something that ends a sequence. These adavus are placed at the end of a Korwai or Jathi to complete it. They are done in a variety of talas and even the torso moves differently in the many varieties. We will deal with two primary varieties of this Adavu th...
'Ta hata jumtari ta' Adavu: Instructions
The "Ta hata jumtari ta" Adavu, is named after the syllables that are used in the practice of the Adavu. This practise is common amongst most lineages of Bharatanatyam.
The Adavu is a combination of various movements. It has the 'di, di tai" action with the Tattu and Naatu, from the Muktaya ada...