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Mohiniattam, the dance of the enchantress

Geeta Radhakrishna

Mohiniattam, the dance of the enchantress

by Geeta Radhakrishna

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Published by Mohiniatta Nritya Kalakshetra in Mumbai .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mohiniyattom (Dance)

  • About the Edition

    Comprehensive study on Mohiniattam, a classical dance form of Kerala, India.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156).

    StatementGeeta Radhakrishna ; photographs, R.K. Menon.
    ContributionsMenon, R. K.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV1796.M58 R33 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination156 :
    Number of Pages156
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL506345M
    LC Control Number98903832

    Mohiniattam The dance of the enchantress by SUNANDA NAIR: CARNATIC MUSIC: ABOUT: VOCAL: VEENA: FLUTE: VIOLIN: scholars, performers of Mohini Attam, this dance form achieved its present classical standing. The book gives a detailed insight into the technical performing aspects for Mohini Attam. There is a mention of the use of hastas. Mohini Attam: The Dance of the Enchantress. Aug Feature. Mohiniattam is a classical dance form from Kerala, India. Believed to have originated in 16th century CE. It is considered a very graceful form of dance meant to be performed as solo recitals by women. The name Mohiniyattam may have been coined after Lord Vishnu; the main.

    Etymology. The term Mohiniyattam comes from the words "Mohini" meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and "aattam" meaning graceful and sensuous body word "Mohiniyattam" literally means "dance of the enchantress".There are two arguments on the etymology of this dance form. Mohiniattam signifies the dance of enchanters that causes destruction of the wicked and brings delight and pleasure to the good. Unlike other classical dance forms, Mohiniattam draws upon secular and social themes rather than religious mythology, the age-old stirring tales from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Indian Puranas.

    10 Dec - Explore regina's board "Mohiniyattam" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Indian classical dance, Dance and Indian pins.   Mohiniattam is one of the most lyrical classical dance forms of India, originating from Kerala. The word Mohini stands for an enchantress, a beautiful woman who seduces others for a particular purpose. Attam means dance. So Mohiniattam is the dance of the enchantress. History The earliest known textual reference about Mohiniattam is found in a [ ]Author: Shreya Kumar.


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Mohiniattam, the dance of the enchantress by Geeta Radhakrishna Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book endorses the dictum that learning is a perennial process. It is informative and educative, and opens the vistas for further development. A worthy handbook on Mohiniattam.

Introduction Mohiniattam-the dance of the enchantress, is a beautiful gift that has. I am a seeker –like a bird soaring high in the sky, in that moment of flying –a blissful state in the air, where you are free – full of space, a vast expanse of azure blue sky. Let me dance, dance and dance, like the bird that flies in the boundless skies, higher and higher-farther and farther up the wide, blue horizon.

Geeta Radhakrishna. "Dr. Geeta Radhakrishna, herself a gifted dancer of Mohiniattam, a dance form celebrating love or sringara rasa, has been successful Mohiniattam sublimating sringara into Bhakti rasa.

Thus, she is the most competent person to evoke the spirit of Geeta Govinda, through her translation, which effectively recreates the lyrical and poetic beauty of it.” 5.

Get this from a library. Mohiniattam, the dance of the enchantress. [Geeta Radhakrishna; R K Menon] -- Comprehensive study on Mohiniattam, a classical dance form of Kerala, India. Mohiniyattam is a lasya subgenre of dance, performed in the Kaisiki vritti (graceful style), as discussed in Mohiniattam Indian performance arts texts such as the Natya Shastra.

More specifically, it is a dance that excels in Ekaharya Abhinaya form, that is a solo expressive dance performance aided by singing and music.

The dance includes nritta (pure dance, solo), nritya (expressive dance, solo. Mohiniyattam is a popular classical dance form of it roots in history and Hindu mythology, it is one of the oldest surviving dance forms, performed in Kerala today.

Also spelt as Mohiniattam, Mohiniyattam is one of the 8 Classical dances of India recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Mohiniattam literally interpreted as a dance of Mohini, the celestial enchantress of Hindu mythology, is a female classical solo dance of Kerala, though in the past.

The book ‘The Wrongs of Indian Womanhood’ by Marcus B. Fuller published in caricatured the facial expressions and sensuous gestures emoted during temples dances.

Such upheaval stigmatized all Indian classical dance forms including Mohiniattam that. Mohiniattam(Dance of the Enchantress)-Geeta Radhakrishna. 96 likes. Books On The Most Graceful and Yogic Art Form of KeralaFollowers: A Mohini Attam dancer immediately reminds you of the scenic beauty of Kerala in her dance.

The movements are beautiful and lyrical and they are always in an unbroken chain, from one movement very gently and gracefully merging into another.

Though the movements are swaying and gentle the presentation comes out with a tremendous and strong impact leaving the spectator in an atmosphere. India, a land of rich culture and a melting pot of varied forms of dance boast of eight main classical dances, of which Mohiniyattam is one.

The Mohiniyattam dance form derives its name from the word Mohini, a name having mythological significance. Mohini is the mythical enchantress incarnation of Sri Vishnu, one of the Gods in The Great Triad. Mohiniattam-The dance of the enchantress.

This Indian classical dance form - Mohiniattam - comes from one of the South states of India, Kerala. And the mere mention of Kerala brings up in one’s mind the wondrous and incomparable beauty of its scenic backwaters where the palm fronds fill up the Kerala skyline moving gently and.

Mohiniattam dance is a very expressive form of dance of Kerala. It is made of two words, "mohini" and "attam". Mohini refers to a beautiful lady and attam means dance. So this traditional Mohiniattam dance form basically means the dance of an enchantress. Mohiniattam dancers nurtured the mesmerising dance form of Mohiniattam in the region of Kerala in south western India.

The name Mohiniattam literally means 'Dance of the Enchantress,' and the Mohiniattam dancers correctly justify the meaning of their dance with a spellbinding effect. Mohiniyattam also spelled Mohiniattam is one of the classical dances of India which developed and remains.

Mohiniyattam is a semi-classical dance form of Kerala. It is perfomed by women. The word Mohini means a maiden who steals the heart of the onlooker. It is thought that Vaishnava devotees gave the name of Mohiniattam to this dance form.

Legend says that Lord Vishnu took on the guise of a Mohini, the arch enchantress, to enthrall people. Enchantress (The Evermen Saga Book 1) - Kindle edition by Maxwell, James. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Enchantress (The Evermen Saga Book 1)/5(K). The dance of an enchantress, Mohiniattam has elements of Bharatanatyam as well as Kathakali—the grace and elegance of the former and the vigour of the latter.

Danced solo by girls, it is more erotic, lyrical and delicate than the other two. Mohiniyattam dance is about the soft and subtle-the feminine grace of life. It is about lyricism and lasya (moods), about Kerala's swaying palms and paddies.

It is about Mohini the enchantress and about attam the dance. And it is also about the costume and hairstyle that have been immortalised in Raja Ravi Varma's paintings. Mohini attam, (Malayalam: “dance of the enchantress”)also spelled mohiniattam or mohiniyattam, semiclassical dance form from the state of Kerala, southwestern India.

The dance is performed by women in honour of the Hindu god Vishnu in his incarnation as the enchantress Mohini. An Indian Art. Portal on Indian Classical and allied a Natyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Koodiyattam, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Modern, Mohiniattam, Odissi, Sattriya.

If you already appreciate Kerala or are uninitiated, immersing yourself in Brigitte and Adoor-ji’s Dance of the Enchantress will be a meditation in joy.

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Mohiniattam is one of the most exquisite classical dance styles of India, originated from the region of Kerala in Southwestern India. Mohiniattam is believed to be evolved from the diverse social and cultural elements introduced by invading rulers from .