Tei Hat Tei Hi

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Description

Also popularly known as Kudditumettu adavu. Kudittu means to jump, mettu means to stamp and adavu means unit of dance.

Variations: 4

Method of execution

Both the feet are raised onto the toes with a slight jump and then the heels are dropped together to strike the floor, with heels only, even as the toes rest on the floor. All the variations of this adavu employ the same feet movements with changes in the movements of the hands and body.

Mnemonic syllables

Tei Hat Tei Hi

Body positions


Hand Positions

  • Hands held at chest level
  • Hands held at chest level with wrists crossed
  • Hands at Nātyārambha
  • Hand stretched to the back, and then making a circular movement from there
  • Hand stretched  above the head and towards the side of the body
  • Hands, stretched towards knee level

Mudras


Points to remember

  • Aramandi position is maintained throughout the adavu.
  • Aramandi is not disturbed even when the slight jump on toes is taken.
  • When the slight jump on toes is made, the heels are held up vertically.
  • Only heels are dropped to create a stamping sound.
  • Adavu performed in one place only.