Bhedha as most Indonesian and Malaysian students will understand, is a term that denotes a change/difference (from the previous state).This Sanskrit word is very commonly used word in these two languages. Bhedhas in dance terminology means a variety of movements prescribed for a particular anga/pratyanga.
In this session Mr. Santosh will elucidate the Shiro Bhedas or movement of the Head . Let’s watch him teaching his class…
Here is the verse and the explanation…
Samam udhvaahitham adhomukham aalokitham dhutam
Kampithamcha paraavrittam utkshiptam parivaahitham.
- 1. Samam :natural/ straight
- 2. udhvaahitham:Raised up
- 3. Adhomukham: Head cast down(down cast face)
- 4. aalolitham:rotating the head
- 5. dhutam:shake head from side to side, as if to say no
- 6. kampitham:nodding up and down, as if to say yes
- 7. paraavrittam: head turned away to the side (looking away), as if to ignore
- 8. utkshiptham: Moving head in half moon shape with chin touching neck (thrown up),as if to command or request
- 9. parivaahitham:shaking the head swiftly from one side to the other (as if shivering Wagging, /widly moved)