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Playlist 49

Playlist 49

This playlist progresses with the Varnam, introduces another musical routine for the core and revisits the Natyashastra shlokas.

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Playlist 49
  • The complete Raadha Kalpa Warm Up: Level 2

    This Warm- up adds a few more variations to the previously introduced warm-up and expects that your strength has progressed, 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...

  • Hip Stabilisers: Gluteals, rotators, adductors.

    This works on all the muscles that stabilise at the hip joint. These muscles are needed to lunge with stability, squat with proper muscular engagement and also balance on one leg. These muscles will help the dancer develop stability while dancing and also prevent injuries in the process.

    You mu...

  • Musical Series: Core B

    This sequence of exercises reinforces ideas that have already been introduced in the previous instructed series for the Core muscles/ Obliques. It is recommended to start on the musical series only once you have practised the instructed series over several months, so you already have internal awa...

  • Musical Series: Core C

    This sequence of exercises reinforces ideas that have already been introduced in the previous instructed series for the Core muscles. It is recommended to start on the musical series only once you have practised the instructed series over several months, so you already have internal awareness of ...

  • Musical Series: Advanced Core

    This sequence of exercises reinforces ideas that have already been introduced in the previous instructed series for the Core muscles. It is recommended to start on the musical series only once you have practised the instructed series over several months, so you already have internal awareness of ...

  • Shiro bheda Shloka

    The head is considered one of the Angas, or major limbs according to the Natyashastra.

    The movements of the head are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. ...

  • Pārśva Bheda Shloka

    The side, Parshva is considered one of the Angas, or major limbs according to the Natyashastra.

    The movements of the side are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronun...

  • Katī bheda Shloka

    The hips are considered one of the Angas, or major limbs according to the Natyashastra.

    The movements of the hips and waist are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronun...

  • Pādah bheda Introduction

    Explains the things to keep in mind when executing the foot movements. Please watch carefully before practising with the shloka.

  • Urō bheda Shloka

    The chest or Uras is considered one of the Angas according to the Natyashastra. The movements of the chest are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please no...

  • Ūru bheda Shloka

    The thighs are considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs according to the Natyashastra.

    The movements of the thighs are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciat...

  • Janghā bheda Shloka

    The shins/ shanks are considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs according to the Nātyaśāstra

    The movements are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Plea...

  • Pārśni bheda Shloka

    The heels are considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs

    The movements are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movements ...

  • Gulphā bheda Shloka

    The Ankle is considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs according to the Sangīta Ratnākara.

    The movements of the ankle are important in pure dance and in emotive contexts.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movements of the head when put togethe...

  • Thala bheda Shloka

    The soles of the feet are considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs.

    The movements are used not only for the precise control in the execution of Nritta but also to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separat...

  • Udara bheda Shloka

    The stomach is considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs.

    The movements are used primarily to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movements of the head when put together in a Shloka form 'Sandhis', ...

  • Bāhu bheda Shloka

    The arms considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs.

    The movements are used primarily to communicate meaning in the context of gesture and also clear articulation in dance or nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movements of the head when...

  • Ćarañāguli bheda Shloka

    The toes are considered one of the Upāngas, or minor limbs.

    The movements are used primarily to communicate meaning in the context of gesture.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movements of the head when put together in a Shloka form 'Sandhis', or...

  • Shirobheda Abhinayadarpanam

    The Shirobhedas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 9 in number.
    These Shirobhedas, or gestures of the head are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, and also used for specificity in Nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movement...

  • Grīvabheda Abhinayadarpanam

    The Grīvabhedas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 4 in number.
    These Grīvabhedas, or gestures of the neck are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, and also used for specificity in Nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate movement...

  • Drishtibheda Abhinyadarpana

    The Drishtibhedas, as described in the Abhinaya Darpana are 8 in number.
    These Drishtibhedas, or gestures of the eyes are used primarily communicate meaning gesturally, and also used for specificity in Nritta.

    Please refer to the Shloka below for pronunciation. Please note that the separate move...

  • Varnam, "Adi Shivane" : Part 8

    Raga: Todi
    Adi Tala
    Composer: K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai.
    Choreography: Guru Narmada (Jathis) , Adapted by Rukmini Vijayakumar
    Language: Tamil

    The Varnam speaks from the perspective of a Nayika that is longing to see Lord Shiva.

    This video goes through the last line of the pallavi of the Varnam s...

  • Varnam, "Adi Shivane" : Part 9

    Raga: Todi
    Adi Tala
    Composer: K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai.
    Choreography: Guru Narmada (Jathis) , Adapted by Rukmini Vijayakumar
    Language: Tamil

    The Varnam speaks from the perspective of a Nayika that is longing to see Lord Shiva.

    This video goes through the chitteswaram.

    P: Adi shivanaik-kANavE A...

  • Varnam, "Adi Shivane" : Part 9A Chitteswara muktayam

    Raga: Todi
    Adi Tala
    Composer: K.N.Dandayudapani Pillai.
    Choreography: Guru Narmada (Jathis) , Adapted by Rukmini Vijayakumar
    Language: Tamil

    The Varnam speaks from the perspective of a Nayika that is longing to see Lord Shiva.

    This video goes through the muktayam of the chitteswara

    P: Adi shiv...