Rediscovering Mohiniyattam’s roots; the desi repertoire journey.
Author: Nirmala Paniker
Exploring the enchanting world of Sopanam style in Mohiniyattam. We have delved into the intricate realm of the Mohiniyattam repertoire, exploring the array of distinct elements…
The mesmerizing world of Saptam in mohiniyattam.
Shlokams evoke devotion, dancers transform in Ananda rasa, merging with chosen deities, embodying essence. Traditional Mohiniyattam repertoire comprises five types of dance items – Cholkkettu, Jathiswaram,…
Tillana, the concluding part of the Mohiniyattam performance repertoire, evokes feelings of happiness, joy, and ecstasy.
Exploring the spiritual depths of Padam in Mohiniyattam kutcheri
Varnam combines nrtta and nrtya, portraying Srngara with hastamudras and abhinaya, emphasizing pallavi and anupallavi sections, and incorporating Jathis.
Jatiswaram: The Occult Origins of Mohiniyattam –90
The article discusses the first item in the Mohiniyattam repertoire, Cholkettu, which is a dance form primarily focused on the Nrutha aspect and draws parallels between it and the Prithvi thathva of Panchabhoota.
Codified hand gestures, called Mudra-s, are integral part of Indian classical dance and even erodes into contemporary forms.