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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 remains very static. You can turn in place, but we usually do not use this Adavu to move forward and back or even laterally.
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Pointers for Kuditta Mettadavu:
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, try not to have any form of a forward bend.
By the time you progress to the Kuditta mettadavu, your l...
Kuditta Mettadavu: Variations
The Kuditta mettadavu, named so because of the combination of a small jump and then the dropping of the heel, is usually done with hands to the side and then a small cross at the wrists.
These variations, continue with the same movement of the feet while changing the torso and arm movements.
Vandeham Sharadam: Part 4
Raga: Yamuna Kalyani
Composer: Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Choreography: Rukmini Vijayakumar
It describes Goddess Saraswati, the embodiment of knowledge, speaking of how the knowledge of the self is revealed to those who have clarity of thought, and unselfish intent...