KATHAKALI MUDRAS PDF

Mudras. Kathakali mudras (hand gestures). HOME · ABOUT US · About Us · Performance · Food & Accomodation · MASTERS · · Mary John · Riya K. Mudras (hand poses) play a pivotal role in Kathakali. Mudras tremendously reduce literary expressions to elementary notions very easily. The basic Mudras. Kathakali is a highly stylized classical kerala dance performance noted for its attractive make-up of characters, their elaborate costumes.

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The line of hair on the abdomen, 4. Anjaly Folded hands in Salutation Green denotes godliness, white denotes spirituality, red denotes turmoil, black denotes evil and yellow denotes combination of godliness and turmoil.

The anti-hero drops the curtain and the hero is exposed in full view. Considering all these Mudras and their seperations there are totally symbols used in Kathakali. Sarpasirassu Serpant’s head Ear of the elephant 4 Single hand symbols: They form a cycle of eight stories based on Ramayana. The level of the stage used to be the same as that of the ground where people used to squat while witnessing the performance.

Considering all these Mudras and their seperations there are totally symbols used in Kathakali. Kari black make-up is for female kathakail characters like Soorpanaka and Simhika. Tortoise Double hand symbols: The actor himself kathakail a major part of the face make-up.

This will help the actor to go deeper into the characterization of the role in proper situation in the play The actor himself does a major part of the face make-up.

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Sukathundam Parrot’s peek 7. This will help the actor to go deeper into the characterization of the role in proper situation in the play.

No raised platform is necessary. This is preliminary dance on the stage by the main character. Tail 16 Single hand symbols: Yellow and red colours mix used for it creates natural skin colour supposedly of Brahmins, Rishis and virtuous women. Red is applied on the sides of kathkaali nose and stretches it to the forehead above eye-brows to look like an upturned moustache. Natyasangham, Kottakkal, Calicut District. Hair of the head, 3. Lips are made red, while eyes and eye-lashes are made black.

This is called Rasabhinava. In Kathakali the story is enlivened in the dance. Artists are capable of producing a range of sounds varying murdas the gentle rattle of dry leaves in a breeze to reverberating thunder on Chenda.

Performance Kathakali kaghakali performed anywhere, but mostly in temple precincts.

Mudra :: Kathakali

Forehead is caste-marked with black colour, while the lips are coloured red. On the forehead and nose tip Chuttipuvus flower-like white knobs in larger size than kathamali any other characters are also shown.

The vocal form for the Kathakali is known as Sopaanam, which generally two singers perform. For example the Mudra “Karthareemukham” is used to show both the symbols ‘Time’ and ‘Near’. Fingers of the character left hand fingers covered with long thimbles rise in the centre of the curtain.

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The communication among the characters and to the audience is through an intricate language of hand gestures, used in combination with facial expression and body movements. In muddras open expanse of land, 8. Ramanaattam was renamed to Attakatha. A female demon, 8. This traditional dance form can be seen during several cultural festivals or occasions.

kathakali mudras

Kathakali Kathakali, literally meaning ‘story-play’, is a dance-drama originated in the 17th century in Kerala, one of the smallest states in India lying on the west coast of the Indian peninsula. The face is coloured black. Kathakali Dance Theatre Guide.

Apart from the above sets of emotional moods Natyasastra kzthakali another set of 8 moods, which is called Satvika Bhavas, compared to Angikabhinaya this is more subtle and involuntary.

The audience chances upon the upper portion of the headgear of the hero. Vishnu God2. The performed stories were then known as Ramanattom play pertaining to Ramawhich later mudraas to be called as Kathakali.

To shoot arrows, 6. Kathakali, literally meaning ‘story-play’, is a dance-drama originated in the 17th century in Kerala, one of the smallest states in India lying on the west coast of the Indian peninsula.

Dance Although dance is an important element in Kathakali, it is not the main feature.