In the videos provided above we have shown the very basic form of the ‘spiral technique; used in contemporary dance and also ‘mandi adavu; used in Bharatanatyam.

We forget and fail to notice that in actuality that there are many similarities between Indian classical forms and Western contemporary forms. And so we bring to you a comparison between two techniques.

Both these techniques require the dancer to hold their centre or core to avoid crashing onto the floor and injuring the knee, we have to think ‘upward’ in order to feel lighter.

Another important aspect is to land on the shin and not the knee, again in the videos provided above it is clear that the dancer is not landing on the knee but the shin which makes it all the more easier to recover from the technique.

These are things that one must keep in mind to be able to carry out the technique correctly and smoothly.


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