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Playlist 22

Playlist 22

This playlist introduces the students to the full Raadha Kalpa Warm-up, and continues on the Jatiswaram instructions. It also continues the Abhinaya lecture series to deal with the concept of Natyadharmi and Lokadharmi.

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Playlist 22
  • The complete Raadha Kalpa Warm Up: Level 1

    This Warm- up is quite a bit more demanding than the previously introduced sequences, so please make certain that you have practised the following though the past months, atleast 5 times each, slowly with awareness before doing this warm-up.

    Legs and core 1, 2
    Obliques and flat back
    Warm up Iso...

  • Thattadavu 1

    The Thattadavu introduces concepts of rhythm to the beginner student through various patters of striking the floor with the foot. Do these in sequence to progressively build clarity in the articulation of the foot with the floor. Keep your hips stable and try not to move from side to side. It is ...

  • Thattadavu 3

    The Thattadavu introduces concepts of rhythm to the beginner student through various patters of striking the floor with the foot. Do these in sequence to progressively build clarity in the articulation of the foot with the floor. Keep your hips stable and try not to move from side to side. It is ...

  • Thattadavu 5

    The Thattadavu introduces concepts of rhythm to the beginner student through various patters of striking the floor with the foot. Do these in sequence to progressively build clarity in the articulation of the foot with the floor. Keep your hips stable and try not to move from side to side. It is ...

  • Kudiita Thattaduvu

    Pointers for Kuditta Thattadavu:
    Try to go down instead of hopping up each time you snatch onto your heels.
    Keep dropping your tailbone and pushing your thighs back.
    When you bend to the side, elongate your lower side, so the length of your top side and bottom side remain the same.
    Do not push...

  • Pakkadavu 1

    Pointers for Pakkadavu 1:

    Watch the level of your arms. Make sure you maintain the length of your neck. Turn to the side with your head straight, without tilting. Keep your eyeballs in the centre of your eyes. When you reach to the side, do not raise the opposite elbow. maintain length.

    The ...

  • Pakkadavu 2

    Pointers for Pakkadavu 2:

    Keep your shoulders down when stretching your arms.
    Keep the height of the arm that you are looking away from. It is common to let this arm go too far back or let it drop below shoulder height.
    Keep your head straight when you look to the side.
    Make sure you keep you...

  • Pakkadavu 3

    Pointers for Pakkadavu 3:

    Keep your shoulders down when lifting your arms.
    Make sure your arms do not go too far back.
    Follow your arm and keep your gaze toward the wrist of the arm you are bending away from.
    Make sure you keep your thighs pushing back while retaining Swastikam in your feet.
    ...

  • Korwe Adavu 1

    The Korwe adavu is a combination of previously introduced foot and body articulations. It is called a Korvey adavu as it cannot be placed into any specific category. It has a Tattu, naatu, Bramari, Serikal amongst other movements. Some Korwe adavus also use a Kudittam in the feet.

    Things to kee...

  • Korwe Adavu (utplavana 1 )

    The Korwe adavu is a combination of previously introduced foot and body articulations. It is called a Korvey adavu as it cannot be placed into any specific category. It has a Tattu, naatu, Bramari, Serikal amongst other movements. Some Korwe adavus also use a Kudittam in the feet.

    Things to kee...

  • Jatiswaram: Raga Rasikapriya

    The second piece that is traditionally presented in a Margam is a Jatiswaram. A Jatiswaram is named as such because it is a combination of a Jathis and Swarams. It begins with a Jathi typically followed by the Pallavi, Anupallai and Charanams, to which multiple Korwes are choreographed.

    This pa...

  • Jatiswaram: Part 4

    Raga : Rasikapriya
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Lalgudi G Jayaraman

    The Jatiswaram will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Jatiswaram is traditionally performed after an Alaripu or Pushpanjali in a BHaratanatyam performance, a combination of Jatis and Swaras, it is a piece that...

  • Jatiswaram: Part 5

    Raga : Rasikapriya
    Adi Tala
    Composer : Lalgudi G Jayaraman

    The Jatiswaram will be taught in parts with detailing on rhythm and alignment.

    A Jatiswaram is traditionally performed after an Alaripu or Pushpanjali in a BHaratanatyam performance, a combination of Jatis and Swaras, it is a piece that...

  • Pushpanjali

    Pushpanjali
    Raaga: Aarabhi
    Aditala
    Composer: Dr Balamuralikrishna
    Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar

    The Pushpanjali is choreographed with many rhythmic layers. You will have an appending document that you can download to understand the Rhythm clearly.

    There is an added verse from the Ganesha P...

  • Expression Series 4: Natyadharmi and Lokadharmi

    This series of lectures deals with the art of expression that is inherent in Bharatanatyam. The lectures deconstruct the theatrical element of a performance while introducing and questioning ideas of expression.