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Volume 8 Issue 2
February-2021
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2102078

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671-679

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LAASYA: CONCEPT AND APPLICATION IN MOHINIAATTAM

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2349-5162

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"LAASYA: CONCEPT AND APPLICATION IN MOHINIAATTAM", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no.671-679, February-2021, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102078.pdf

Abstract

The ancient Indian texts on dance and dramaturgy go in for a detailed analysis of the two diverse streams of dance namely Laasya (graceful & delicate) and Taandava (vigorous). Naatyashaastra speaks of dance as prelude to drama and uses the terms, laasya, kaisiki and sukumaara in relation to femininity. My attempt, in this essay, is to define Laasya and explore its practical applications in the Nritya (textual dance), Nritta (non-textual dance) and Naatya (acting) segments of Mohiniaattam, the classical female dance heritage of Kerala. An overview of the same, in the two popular and diverse Indian classical dance-forms like Odissi and Bharatanaatyam is furnished besides touching upon its space in the traditional theatre artforms of Kerala . Relevant excerpts from the ancient Indian texts on Performing Arts are quoted to establish the authenticity and significance of the term, Laasya. As a practitioner of Mohiniaattam, I have also analysed a malayala padam from the perspective of Laasya.

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laasya, taandava, kaisiki, sukumaara, shaastra, nritta, nritya and naatya.

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"LAASYA: CONCEPT AND APPLICATION IN MOHINIAATTAM", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp671-679, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102078.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2102078
Registration ID: 305644
Published In: Volume 8 | Issue 2 | Year February-2021
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Page No: 671-679
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"LAASYA: CONCEPT AND APPLICATION IN MOHINIAATTAM", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.8, Issue 2, page no. pp671-679, February-2021, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2102078.pdf




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