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Bharata Natyam Adavus Fundamental and Structural Principles

Author Name: Gayathri Keshavan | Format: Hardcover | Genre : Music & Entertainment | Other Details

This book, elucidates the basic steps called Adavus of Bharata Natyam in the traditional Pandanallur style, as taught by the revered Gurus Sri Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai and Sri Muthukumara Pillai, to Sri T.K Narayan and Smt. Jayalakshmi Narayan, parents of the author. It is an honest attempt to explain the various steps with unerring and accurate execution technique. The book offers a visual representation of the Adavus with the help of stick diagrams in a sequential manner so that the beginners and practitioners can understand the finer points of each movement. The author has developed simple schematics to show the various moves, such as jump, stretch, turn, hit etc. The author endeavours to illustrate Adavus in a precise manner in this book. Classification and categorization of each step is the salient feature of this work. Gayathri Keshavan makes a humble effort to pass on the knowledge of this ancient and sacred art to the present and future generations of Bharata Natyam dancers.

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Gayathri Keshavan

Smt. Gayathri Keshavan, a Bharata Natyam dancer, teacher and composer is the Director of Academy of Bharata Natyam, Bangalore, an institution founded and established in 1948 by her father Sri T.K.Narayan.

Gayathri has been performing and teaching for over 50 years. She has travelled widely in this connection in India and abroad. She was awarded the Government of India scholarship in 1973. She has received many awards and accolades for her contribution to the field of Bharata Natyam.

Gayathri is also trained in Karnatic Music and Veena for many years. She continues to strictly adhere to the traditional Pandanallur style of the Art.



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