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A Mohiniyattam dance teacher can guide you the best as a beginner. There are certain movements and adavus that need to be solid for this classical dance. Trying to learn by yourselves in the beginning stages can send you in the wrong learning direction. Usually, a few months with a trained professional dancer can make you do the basic foot movements and mudras. At this stage, students need to be dedicated and fully committed to this art form.
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The beginner Mohiniyattam course delves into dance history and how it became the signature dance form of Kerala. It would teach students basic adavus or adavukal, foot movements, mudras, and hand gestures. Classes will teach students on how to depict six different characters and they will be able to present a 10-minute performance post the course completion. Students will also learn the art of swaying the torso combined with subtle glances, postures, and gait.
Mohiniyattam literally means “the Dance of the Enchantress”. This style of dance evolved in Kerala, whose temple structures are the earliest manifestations of feminine Mohiniyattam poses. Today, the practice and performance of Mohiniyattam dance is a vital point of the culture. This is practiced in many private recitals and in public gatherings.