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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Kathakali is performed anywhere, but mostly in temple precincts.

The actor himself does a major part of the face make-up. A religious vow, 8.

Kathakali Guide and Explanation

Tail 16 Single hand symbols: Taadi Taadi or beard is created for both the characters — godly and demonic. Offering holy materials to the sacrificial fire while chanting ‘manthras’, 5. Pure dance sequences are limited to Kalasams, which punctuate acting segments.

Bolt Single hand symbols: Sarpasirassu Serpant’s head The actors stand behind the muras. The level of the stage used to be the same as that of the ground where people used to squat while witnessing the performance.

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In the matter of facial make-up, Kathakali has its own style with unrivalled attraction. Samaana Mudras Same Mudras: Make-up in Kathakali Make-up is a highly reckoning factor in Kathakali. There are 25 double hand symbols and 15 single hand symbols using this Mudra. The basic materials used for the make up are very crude items like raw amorphous Sulphur, Indigo, Rice paste, Lime, Coconut oil etc.

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They form a cycle of eight stories based on Ramayana. Through a systematic process of practice an actor gain a full control of the facial muscles, which enables him to express the bhavas. Vishnu God2.

Aharya dress deportment makes the art exemplary. The face of the hero character is now exposed on the stage.

When the curtain holders drop and remove the curtain, the performance starts. Arrest The symbol of mudrqs anybody is showed using the Mudra Hamsapaksham.

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Samaana Mudras Same Mudras: For example to show the symbol ‘Indra’, the Mudra mufras in one hand and the Mudra “Mushti” in the other hand; for ‘Sivan’ the Mudras used are “Mrigaseersham” and “Hamsapaksham”; etc.

There are 11 double hand symbols and 9 single hand symbols using this Mudra.

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Vachika drama text in the form of verses and songs are recited and sung by vocalists. Three types of acting are embodied in Kathakali.

Sukathundam Parrot’s peek 7. Kathakali The mkdras play, dance-drama, with full glory is staged. There are 68 Mixed Mudras. Hence the movements are often explosive. They are Angika — pertaining to the body and its limbs Vachika — relating to the vocal including proper pronunciation, modulation of voice accents and percussion Satvika — representation of psychic condition Ahraya — costume, make-up, stage props etc Angika Abhinaya: Angika — pertaining to the body and its limbs Vachika — relating to the vocal including proper pronunciation, modulation of voice accents and percussion Satvika — representation of psychic condition Ahraya — costume, make-up, stage props etc Angika Abhinaya: There are 20 double hand symbols and 9 single hand symbols using this Mudra.