"Visharu Adavu" involves swinging of hands in different directions, sideways, up and down. The leg movements are simple and straight in one line. The concept of shoulder pulls is also introduced later in this Bharatanatyam tutorial. This 8 part how to video teaches the eight s ...more
Perform "visharu Adavu" in Indian Bharatanatyam Dance
"Natta" means to stretch and so this adavu (foot work) involves some stretching to form beautiful patterns. The "Natta Adavu" involves heel contacts of the feet. Thus word “Nattu” in Tamil is also referred to “perching of heels”. So get ready for some stretching and synchroniz ...more
Bharatanatyam dance is the ancient, traditional dance of India. This two part how to video demonstrates the two steps of "Teermanam adavu" in Bharatanatyam dance. "Teermanam" means to conclude or an ending or final state. Thus the steps in these "adavus" (foot work) are used t ...more
In Bharatanatyam, the word "Tatta" literally means "to tap". "Adavu" is translated as foot work, but "adavu" is not a presentation limited to usage of the the feet. Every single limb of the body is coordinated in a certain style. In this traditional Indian dance how to video, ...more
"Tatti" means to tap (like in "Tatta adavu," foot taps) and "Metti" means a heel contact with the floor. For "Metti" one must first be on the toes (either a jump on the toes or just striking a toe) and then flatten the feet while the toes are already firm on the ground. This s ...more
Bharatanatyam dance is an ancient, traditional dance from India. "Ardhamandala" is the most important and frequently used leg posture in Bharatanatyam. Learn how to perform this essential dance move with this Indian dance tutorial.
A Bharatanatyam dancer starts and ends every session of dancing with Namaskaram (obeisance). The dancer pays respect to God (Nataraja), teacher (Guru) and audience. She touches Mother Earth and asks her permission to stamp on her during the dance. Learn this introductory move ...more