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May 2, 2014

Mohiniyattam Adavus- Samishram or Vakrams (7 to 11)


Till now all the Adavus which I have explained has been codified by Smt.Kalyanikutty Amma. Now the Adavus I am going explain about in this post are the ones choreographed by my Guru - Smt.Shyamala Surendran.

SAMISHRAM-VII


Chollu: THAAM THARITHA DHINA DHEEM DHIMITHA DHINA
Starting Posture: Sit in Aramandi posture with the right hand near the chest in Tripathaka  and left hand in Dola

THAAM - Cross the right leg in front of the left leg and immediately after that lift the left leg & place it down.  Move the right hand in a sliding manner with the palm facing down to left side. The body,head and eyes should move to the left side.

THARITHA DHINA - Bring back the right leg to original position  and stamp twice . Place the right hand in front of the chest with the palm facing up. Head and eyes are in Samam. Come to Samam position.

DHEEM - Turn the body to the left side and place the left leg behind the right leg and then place the right leg next to left leg . Right hand twists to Soochi near the right eye. Body, head and eyes are in Samam.

 DHIMITHA DHINA - Remaining in the same position as DHEEM (facing front), conclude with Atami on right and left.

Repeat the entire Adavu on the left side.



SAMISHRAM-VIII





Chollu: THAAM THARITHA DHINA DHEEM DHIMITHA DHINA
Starting Posture: Sit in Aramandi posture with the right hand near the chest in Hamsasya  and left hand in Ardhachandra  on the left side above the head with the shoulder parallel to the floor

THAAM - Cross the right leg in front of the left leg and immediately after that lift the left leg & place it down.  Hands remains the same as the starting posture. Body and eyes should move to the left side.

THARITHA  - Bring back the right leg to original position . Change the Hasta on the right hand from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra and on the left hand from Ardhachandra to Hamsasya. 

DHINA - Keep the same posture as THARITHA and stamp the left leg.

DHEEM - Lift the right leg from the ground . Change both hands to Mushti (both hands are still at the original position) and then immediately twist both hands towards left side at the wrist while simultaneously opening them to Tripathaka . Place the leg down as well. The body, head and eyes should move the direction of the hands. 

DHIMITHA DHINA - As a continuation of DHEEM  , the Mudras changes to Hamsasya and  Ardhachandra on the right hand and left hand respectively. Body comes back to Samam. Left and right legs are stamped very softly.

Please note that for a single side; this Adavu is done 4 times i.e. 

  • First one is done on the right side facing front.
  • Second one is done on the left side facing front.
  • Third one is done on the right side facing left side. 
  • Fourth one is done on the left side facing right.
The entire Adavu is then repeated on the left side with the sides reversed i.e.

  • First one is done on the left side facing front.
  • Second one is done on the right side facing front.
  • Third one is done on the left side facing right . 
  • Fourth one is done on the right side facing left .
SAMISHRAM-IX


Chollu: THAAM THARITHA DHINA DHEEM DHIMITHA DHINA
Starting Posture: Sit in Aramandi posture.

THAAM - Cross the right leg in front of the left leg and immediately after that lift the left leg slightly & place it down.  Hold Tripathaka on both hands and place them parallel to  the knee of the right leg with the palms facing up. The body and head should bend accordingly . Eyes should follow the hands. 

THARITHA - Bring back the right leg to original position . Change the Hastas on both hands to Hamsasya and keep them above the head with palms facing up.  Body, head and eyes are in Samam.

DHINA - Keep the same posture as THARITHA and stamp the left leg.

DHEEM - Posture changes to Mukaalmandi . The right hand changes to Ardhachandra and slides to and fro near the waist on the right side. Raise the right leg on to the toes and place it down while the hand moves to & fro. Body turns to the right side and comes back in accordance to the hand. Head and eyes follow the movement of the right hand.   Left hand is still above the head.

DHIMITHA DHINA - DHEEM is repeated on the left side.

Repeat the entire Adavu on the left side.


SAMISHRAM-X




Chollu: THAAM THARITHA DHINA DHEEM DHIMITHA DHINA
Starting Posture: Samam posture - Both hands holding Dola - Right hand in front of the chest and eft hand away from the body .

THAAM  -  Turning the body diagonally to the left side(right shoulder in front) ,place right leg  diagonally to the right side at a distance of about 1.5 feet.  Move the right hand in a downward semi-circular motion from the chest and stretch it diagonally to the right side at eye level. Change the Hasta to Hamsasya. Torso ,head and eyes should follow the movement of the hand. While moving the hand, the dancer must bend her knee as well. 

THARITHA - Bring back the right hand in a similar semi-circular motion near the navel changing from Hamsasya to Ardhachandra  with the index finger pointing down. Right leg is placed behind the left leg in Swastikam.  Turn the body diagonally to the right side ( left shoulder in front). After placing the hand near the navel, turn the head above the left shoulder and look diagonally to the left side. 

DHINA - Remaining in the same position as THARITHA , lift the right leg slightly and place it down on the toes.

DHEEM   - With the body in the same position as THARITHA DHINA , place the right leg diagonally behind to the right side at a small distance and stamp twice. Move the right hand in a downward semi-circular motion diagonally behind .

DHIMITHA - As a continuation of DHEEM, place the right hand above the head changing from Ardhachandra to Mushti (with thumb sticking out). Body ,head and eyes should move along with the hand . After placing right hand above the head, head and eyes should be looking over the left shoulder diagonally to the left side. Bring the left leg to Swastikam behind the right leg.

DHINA - Remaining in the same position as DHIMITHA , lift body from the knee slightly and come back to position.

Repeat the entire Adavu on the left side.


SAMISHRAM-XI


Chollu: THAAM THARITHA DHINA DHEEM DHIMITHA DHINA
Starting Posture: Sit in Aramandi posture.

THAAM - Cross the right leg in front of the left leg and immediately after that lift the left leg & place it down.  Place the hands in Anjali  diagonally above the head on the left side. The torso and head should be leaning to the left side.  Eyes should follow the hand.

THARITHA DHINA - Bring back the right leg to original position and stamp twice. Move the both the near waist ( on their respective sides) changing from Anjali  to Mushti (with thumbs sticking out).  The hands are moved in the manner mentioned below:- 
 The elbow is pulled back to shoulder level  and then brought forward to a level where the fists are in level with the waist.

DHEEM DHIMITHA DHINA - Adavu is repeated on the left side.



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