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Sun, 12 Jun


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Mohiniyattam Trial Class at The Place

An Introduction to Mohiniyattam, an Indian Classical Dance Form from Kerala, conducted at The Place, London.

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Mohiniyattam Trial Class at The Place
Mohiniyattam Trial Class at The Place

Time & Location

12 Jun 2022, 18:00 BST

The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, London WC1H 9PY, UK

About The Event

This trial class will provide an introduction to the basics of Mohiniyattam, an Indian classical dance form from Kerala. It will cover the background of Mohiniyattam, warm ups, basic positions, basic steps, hand gestures, and cool downs.

About Mohiniyattam:

The origin of Mohiniattam was from the temples of Kerala and it was originally known as Dasiattam. It was later changed to Mohiniattam. Literally, Mohiniattam means “dance by a beautiful lady”. It is an exquisite feminine style characterised by extremely soft, graceful and gentle movements that can be likened to the swaying of leaves in the gentle breeze or the movement of waves. The emphasis is on abhinaya or facial expressions. Mohiniattam is deeply indebted to the constructive contributions of the three pillars or Thrimoorti, namely Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma, Sri Vallathol (a great poet and founder of Kerala Kalamandalam) and Smt. Kalamandalam Kalayanikutty Amma for its revival. The language used in the lyrics is a pleasant mixture of Malayalam, Tamil and Sanskrit, known as Manipravalam

This trial class will be conducted by Shalini Shivashankar, Artistic Director and Head teacher of Upahaar School of Dance conducted at The Place, London.

Classes will be conducted on June 12th at 6pm - 7pm, at £12 for the hour class.


  • June 12th Trial Class

    6 - 7pm, at The Place, London

    +£0.30 service fee



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