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Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam dancer. Happily married to Dileep Kannan. Daughter of Mr. E.M Haridas & Mrs. Girija Haridas. Daughter-in-law of Dr. K. P Kannan & Mrs. Shobhana Kannan

May 31, 2013

Mohiniyattam Adavus - Thaganam (11 to 14)


Now we shall go on the last set of Thaganams.

THAGANAM-XI 


Chollu: THA THTHAI THAIYUM THATHTHA DHITHITHTHAI
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Right hand in Hamsasya  in front of the chest and left hand on the hip.


THA - Stretch the right leg diagonally in front and keep on the heels. Simultaneously stretch the right hand diagonally above the right leg in Ardhachandra with palm facing up. Body should be slanted to the right side and eyes should also look to the right side.

THTHAI - Right leg should come back and be placed near the left leg on the toes.Bring back the hand to the chest and place it there in Hamsasya. Eyes should move from right to left diagonally in front . Body should remain slanted to the right side.

THAIYUM - Standing in Kalmandalam, raise the right leg slightly in front of the left knee and turn around on the heel of the left leg. Right hand should also change to Ardhachandra and be placed in front of the waist. 

THATHTHA - Come back to Aramandalam after turning around.

DHI-THI-THTHAI - Leg like 3rd Thaganam but done diagonally. At DHI & THI right hand is above the head in Hamsasya. Body is slanted slightly to the right .At THTHAI bring back the hand in front of the navel changing to Ardhachandra. Body is straight.   Eyes should follow the hand and then look straight at the end.

The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side.

THAGANAM-XII 

Chollu: THA THTHAI  THI THTHAI THAIYUM THAIYUM 
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Boths hand in Hamsasya  in front of the chest .


THA - Stretch right leg to the right side on the heel. Move the hand in a circular motion while changing from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and place it opposite the right knee with index finger pointing down. Body should be bent to the right side.

THTHAI - Bring back both hand and leg to the original position. Eyes should look straight.

THI - Same as above THA

THTHAI - Same as above THTHAI

THAI - Raise both legs onto the heels while sitting in Aramandalam. Both hands should turn from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra pointing down near the navel. Eyes should look at the hands

YUM - Place both legs in original position and change both hands to Hamsasya placing them near the chest.

THAIYUM - Same as above THAI YUM

The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side.



THAGANAM-XIII 




Chollu: THA THTHAI  THI THTHAI THOM THTHAI NAM THTHAI
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Boths hand in Hamsasya  in front of the chest .

THA - Stretch right leg to the right side on the heel. Move the hand in a circular motion while changing from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and place it opposite the right knee with index finger pointing down. Body should be bent to the right side.

THTHAI - Bring back both hand and leg to the original position. Eyes should look straight.

THI - Repeat above THA on the left.

THTHAI - THTHAI - Bring back both hand and leg to the original position. Eyes should look straight.

THOM - Raise the legs keeping the right leg just in front of the left leg which is in Swasthikam. Right hand should change to Ardhachandra with the palms facing up. It should be placed slightly above the head ,diagonally in front with the elbow bent. Body should be bent to the right side slightly.. Eyes should look at the right hand.

THTHAI - Bring back both hand and leg to the original position. Eyes should look straight.

NAM - Repeat above THOM on the left side.

THTHAI - Bring back both hand and leg to the original position. Eyes should look straight.


The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side.


THAGANAM-XIV



Chollu: THAIYYATHA DHRUKUTHAKA THADHIKINATHOM
Starting Posture: Aramandalam posture. Boths hand in Hamsasya  in front of the chest .

THAI - Stretch right leg to the right side on the heel. Move the hand in a circular motion while changing from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and place it opposite the right knee with index finger pointing down. Body should be bent to the right side.

YATHA -Bring back both hand and leg to the original position. Eyes should look straight

DHRUKU - Raise both legs onto the heels while sitting in Aramandalam. Both hands should turn from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra pointing down near the navel. Eyes should look at the hands

THAKA -Place both legs in original position and change both hands to Hamsasya placing them near the chest.

THA - Place the right leg diagonally in front on the heel. Move the hand in a circular motion while changing from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and place it in between the knee and the foot. Body should be slanted diagonally.

DHI-KI-NA-THOM -  Stamp left leg at DHI, right leg at KI,again left leg at NA and right leg at THOM. The hand should come back to original position slowly & gracefully in a semi-circular motion . At THOM hand and body will be back at the starting position. Eyes and body should follow the movement of the hand.

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