Tracing The Adavu Through Study Of Treatises In Sanskrit

Karanas influenced the formation of Adavus; Adavus also were inspired by the regional dances. The Pada Bedhas, Desi Karanas and Desi Nrruthya formed the bridge between the Karanas and Adavus. Then In which century did the word Adavu originate? Apart from Karana, were there any other influences in the development of Adavu? Here tracing the origin of the Adavu by the study of treatises and poetic works in Sanskrit, Kannada and Tamil done. The present paper is confined to only tracing the Adavu through study of treatises in Sanskrit. Methodology, which has been followed, is Qualitative, Descriptive, Analytical and Historical.

Vasantotsava- Challenges in Dance reconstruction- a perspective.

Vasantotsava in the Indian context is observed with regional variations in the celebrations. Historical and Mythological evidences reveal that Vasantotsava was celebrated in different forms throughout India. It is the advent of the spring season; marks beginning of a new agricultural season and heralding the bright, colourful nature after the dull customary hiatus during the cold winter. Vasantotsava brings in joy, contentment and a refreshed attitude towards life. It brings people together as a harmonious community to express their gratitude to nature for providing the invaluable resources for their sustenance. This Mphil study and dissertation was planned with practical reconstruction of the celebratory sequences as the ultimate goal rather than culminating at the theoretical level. The concept of Vasantotsava eventually was unwrapped in stages. This is a article on the journey of the themes for celebrations of Vasantotsava, expressed through music and dance.

Symbolic Representation of Adavu Pattern in Bharathanatya

Symbolically representing dance will make the documenting or writing down the choreographies much simpler and easier to every individual. It also helps the dancers to understand the vocabulary of dance. Each and every experimental thought and uniquely designed choreographies can be eternalized. Bharathanatyam needs its own notation system where each & every compositions can be written down. As Bharatanatyam is considered to be a medium of communication, it takes extra effort in creating a sub layer through which it can be efficiently conveyed through the body. Hence scripting bharatanatyam becomes necessarily important for all, as it bridges two dependent factors i.e. compositions and writing. Symbolic Representation of adavus pattern is about constructing common written language for bharathantyam. This study is a sincere attempt to create the simplest symbols which represents its respective movement. The main aim is to develop the art of writing down or common scripting system for bharathanatyam. Universalized notation system helps dancers to communicate widely without any language barrier.The symbols created will easily communicate and accurately. When the dance is written down then the movements will register in the mind of the dancers, which helps to get ease of the form while performing. Dance students struggles to remember all the dance choreographies learnt; having written hard copy comes handy to them to recollect all any dance choreographies.This notation system can be used academically and in state examination board to gage the level of understanding in the students. Scripting Bharathanatyam should be added to the pedagogy; and adapted in all dance schools.This can give authenticity to communicate the research study done on practical basis. The methodology followed for this dissertation will be qualitative which uses techniques such as interviewing well known Gurus of Bangalore, who have dwelled in the Guru-Shishya tradition, Along with that, initially questionnaires were set and surveyed among senior students and practicing artistes. The nature of dissertation is constructive or productive. To extract the symbols, simplification method is used.