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,…
Author: Nirmala Paniker
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.
In the last part of this series, we explained a few viniyogas of Mushti and Hamsapaksha mudras. Here we are explaining some more viniyogas of Mushti mudra.
Hasthabhinaya, or ‘Expression of the Hand’ and the rules of acting with the hand implies story telling with the hands. As we mentioned earlier, the hand…
We explained many popular mudras, their notations and how they are used in various situations in Mohiniyattam. Continuing that, in this part, we are exploring more…