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Mohiniyattam

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Mohini-Aattam

Mohini - Enchantress
Aattam - Dance
'Dance of the Enchantress'

Mohiniyattam, the dance of the Enchantress originated in Kerala (Southern India). The characteristic feature of this dance form is the swinging movements akin to the swaying of the coconut trees and lush green paddy fields of the land of its origin also known as ‘Gods own country’. The technicalities of Mohiniyattam follows the great Indian scriptures like Natyashastra, Hastalakshnadeepika and Balaramabharatham. Great importance is given to body kinetics and Abhinaya in this art form. Lots of discipline, continuous hard work and dedication is required to master this extremely graceful and sensuous artform.

At Upasana, the Mohiniyattam classes are divided into 3 Levels.

Beginner Class

Practicals

Basic dance workouts (Guidelines for practice), Basic dance stances (Aramandalam, Samamandalam, Mukalmandalam, Kalmandalam and Muzhumandalam), Basic dance units (Adavus)

Level 1
 
Theory

Asamyutha hasthas (single hand mudras) and Samyutha hasthas (double hand mudras)

Level 2
Practicals

Kalasakorvakal (Garland of Adavus) in five gathis and Basic dance items : Cholkettu

Theory

Asamyutha and Samyutha hasthas viniyogam (usages) with reference to  Hastalakshnadeepika and Balaramabharatham

 

Intermediate Class

Practicals

Kalasakorvakal (Garland of Adavus) in five gathis Basic dance items : Cholkettu

Level 1
 
Theory

Asamyutha and Samyutha hasthas viniyogam (usages) with reference to  Hastalakshnadeepika and Balaramabharatham. 

Level 2
Practicals

Jathiswaram, Varnam

Theory

Padagathi (feet movements), Sherogathi (head movements), Sthayidristi (fixed eye expressions), Sancharidristi (moving eye expressions) and introduction to Abhinaya (acting)

 

Advanced Class

Practicals

Padam , Ashtapadi

Level 1
 
Theory

Use of Upangas, Aesthetics and applications of Abhinaya including the Navarasas

Level 2
Practicals

Keerthanam and Thillana

Theory

Taala (time measure) in dance with special reference to taala techniques of carnatic music, contributions of Maharaja Swathi Thirunal.

 

Serene learning atmosphere

Engineered dance floor and dedicated student portal

Traditional techinque combined with modern technology

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