Each aspect of Abhinaya, or the expressive means available to people, is given a detailed description in such competent treatise as Natyashastra written by the great Bharatamuni. The Kuchipudi style follows Natyashastra more than any other dance form in India. There are four kinds of abhinaya means of expression : 1. Angika Abhinaya - the expression through various parts of body. Vachika Abhinaya - the expression through voice, speech and song. Sattvika Abhinaya - the expression through bhavas, i.
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All these dances were performed by men who could play the roles of both men and women as performers. This started happening by the end of the 18th century. His talent and brilliance was immediately recognized. Natyamelamu consists of a group of actors males performing Kuchipudi dancedrama. Nattuvamelamu is a tradition of dance performed by woman artistes. Thistradition had two sections, those who performed at the royal courts and thosewho performed in temples.
Nritta encompasses steps and movements in the form ofpatterns of dance which, though decorated in them, have nomeaning to convey. This form of dance involves more characters, andgives a more dramatic essence to the dance. The makeup used in this dance is not soheavy.
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This pattern is mainly formale dancers. Kanchipuram silk saree- The kanchipuram silk saree ishand-woven. It is made of dyed silk with zari works. Kanchipuram sarees are expensive than other types of silkavailable in south India. Kanchipuam sarees are strongerthan Dhamavaram or Arani silks generally. Even though these sarees are goodin quality, kanchpuram is the best.
Semi silk saree — costumes are also made of semi silksarees which is cheaper than the other two types. Thissaree is mainly used for group performance where costfactor matters. Many costumes are stitched at a time ingroup performance. Thus we can say that the kuchipudi dance form is known for itsgrace and beauty which would be incomplete without its dressingstyle, costumes, makeup and its jewellery.
Saraswati veenaviolin VenuTanpura Hands Single-hand gestures Pataaka - flag Tripataaka- a flag with threeArdhapataaka - half-flag KartarimukhaMayura - peacock Ardhacandra - half moonAraala - bent Sukatunda - parrots headMusti - fist Sikhara - peakKapittha - elephant-apple Katakaamukha - opening in a braceletSuci Candrakalaa - digit of the moonPadmakosa - lotus bud Sarpasiras - snake hoodMrgasirsa - deer head Simhamukha - lion faceKaangula AlapadmaCatura Bhramara - beeHamsaasya - swan beak Hamsapaksa - swan wingSandamsa - pincers Mukula - blossomTaamracuda - cock Trisula - TridentMore Gestures mentioned in some texts Vyaghra-tiger, Ardhasuci, Kataka, Palli, Urnanaabha, Baana You just clipped your first slide!
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Theory of the dance. Hastas and Abhinaya
Natya is the Sanskrit word for dance, which requires devotion, dedication and discipline to master the theory and practice of this ancient art. There are several styles of Indian classical dance, which includes Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi. My classes emphasize the importance of mastering the theoretical and practical aspects of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi, as well as understanding the principles of South Indian Classical music, called Carnatic music. I teach and present Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi as a performing art and not as a religious art form.
Natya: theory and practice in Academia
Kuchipudi is a dance-drama performance, with its roots in the ancient Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra. The traditional Kuchipudi was performed by all males troupe. A dancer in a male role would be in Angivastra , also known as Bagalbandi , wear a dhoti a single pleated piece of cloth hanging down from the waist. The Kuchipudi performance usually begins with an invocation. Then, each costumed actor is introduced, their role stated, and they then perform a short preliminary dance set to music dharavu. Next, the performance presents pure dance nritta.