Adavus in Bharatanatyam: Kalakshetra & Vazhuvoor styles.
Adavu is a fundamental unit of Bharatanatyam that comprises a series of steps combined with a specific set of torso, hand and head movements. It serves as framework and also gives a seamless continuity and fluidity to a recital.
Here, theory and techniques behind each Adavu are slickly explained & demonstrated by Shajilal (Kalakshetra), Bhargavi Gopalan (disciple of Smt. K J Sarasa) and Apoorva Jayaraman (disciple of Smt. Padmini Ravi). These young and vivacious dancers also show variations in Adavu execution that lend the recital the variety and verve.
The Sthaana (stance), Chaari (leg movements) and Nruttha Hastas (hand gestures) stipulated for each Adavu have been explained in detail.
An ideal instructional DVD for the serious students of Bharata natyam.