Starting out • 17m
This is a great session to do on a day when you feel tight or sore. It opens up your body without expecting too much of it. You can also do it before you start a warm-up or after a strength or dance session. It is a session that is safe to practice early in the morning.
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Warm up : Isolations
The warm up changes in length and content as your body changes. What a conditioned body needs to warm up is very different than a body that is beginning this journey. This warm up is safe and helps a dancer at every level to find openness in the body. It can be done in combination with the hip op...
"Thattu" , means to strike. Thattaduvu literally is just striking the floor while mantaining a "mandala" or Araimandi position. There are different rhythmic combinations of striking used to build rhythmic coherence in the student while developing strength in the legs.
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 ...