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May 8, 2013

Mohiniyattam Adavus - Thaganams (8 to 10)



Now that we have mastered the 1st 7 Thaganams, we shall go on to the next set. The next set of Thaganams are slightly more complicated. 

THAGANAM-VIII





Chollu: THOM THITHA THA THAIYUM THI THAIYUM THEYUM THATHTHA
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Both hands in Hamsasya  in front of the chest.


THOM - Place the right leg diagonally in front of the left leg at about a foot's distance(Left leg should be on the toes). Move both  hands up in a semi-circular motion. Eyes should follow the hand. Body should be slanted slightly towards the left side.

THITHA - Stamp the left leg and bring back the hand to the starting posture in a semi-circular motion.

THA THAIYUM - Keep the right leg onto the right side on the heels in Aramandalam. Body should be bend to the right side. Right hand should move a change from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra by moving in a circular motion from the chest placing it in front of the right knee. Eyes should follow the right hand.

THI THAIYUM  - Move to the right side placing the left leg in front of the right leg(Right leg should on the toes). Right hand will be in Hamsasya in front of the chest and the left hand will change from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra moving a slight semi-circular motion from the chest to the left side above the head. Body should be slanted towards the left side and head should be facing the left hand. 

THEYUM THATHTHA - Like the 3rd Thaganam except that the left hand will be above the head in the same position as THI THAIYUM.



The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side

THAGANAM-IX


Chollu:  THA THAIYUM THI THAIYUM DHIMI THAIYUM THEYUM THATHTHA 
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Both hands in Hamsasya  in front of the chest.


THA THAIYUM - Keep the right leg onto the right side on the heels in Aramandalam. Body should be bend to the right side. Right hand should move a change from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra by moving in a circular motion from the chest placing it in front of the right knee. Eyes should follow the right hand.

THI THAIYUM  - Move to the right side placing the left leg in front of the right leg(Right leg should on the toes). Right hand will be in Hamsasya in front of the chest and the left hand will change from Hamsasya to Ardhachandramoving a slight semi-circular motion from the chest to the left side above the head. Body should be slanted towards the left side and head should be facing the left hand. 

DHIMI THAI - Circle the body on the left leg with the right leg lifted up slightly. Right hand should also move in a circle in changing from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra , left had should remain in the same position as THI THAIYUM. 

YUM - The dancer is facing front with the hands in the same position as DHIMI THAI . The torso and right hand should move in a circular motion keeping the waist as fulcrum. 

THEYUM THATHTHA - The leg is similar to the 3rd Thaganam Adavu. Both right and left hand is above the head in Hamsasya at THEYUM and is brought down to Ardhachandra pointing down  near the navel at THATHTHA. 

The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side



THAGANAM-X



Chollu:  THA THAIYUM THI THAIYUM DHIMI THAIYUM THEYUM THATHTHA 
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Both hands in Tripathaka in front of the chest.

THA  - Lift the right leg slightly ,moving the body to the right side. Eyes should go to the right side. Both hands are in  Tripathaka;right hand should  face up and left hand should face down in front of the chest.

THAI - Lift the left leg slightly ,moving the body to the left side. Eyes should go to the left side. Both hands are in  Tripathaka; left hand should  face up and right hand should face down in front of the chest.

YUM - Come to Kalmandalam on the toes , with both hands holding  Hamsasya near the chest . Eyes looking in front. 

THI - Come to Aramandalam , with both hands holding  Hamsasya near the chest ; eyes looking in front. 

THAI - Again change to Kalmandalam in the same posture with both hands holding  Hamsasya near the chest ;eyes looking in front. 

YUM - Change to Aramandalam and then Kalmandalam with both hands holding  Hamsasya near the chest ;eyes looking in front. 

DHIMI - Change to Mukalmandalam with both hands changing from  Hamsasya to Ardhachandra  ;eyes looking in front

THAIYUM - Hands should move in a circular motion in Ardhachandra from the chest to above the head and then changing to Hamsasya again;remaining in Mukalmandalam

THEYUM THATHTHA  - The leg is similar to the 3rd Thaganam Adavu. Both right and left hand is above the head in Hamsasya at THEYUM and is brought down to Ardhachandra pointing down  near the navel at THATHTHA. 


The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side

1 comment:

  1. I must really thank you for your blog. I am basically a Bharatanatyam dancer. Through your posts, I am learning this beautiful art form Mohiniyattom and that is giving me immense pleasure.

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