minukku vesham in kathakali

Impressive portrait and make-up Art of spiritual and cultural nature! Continue reading "Dushasana vesham in Kathakali" December 29, 2013 November 29, 2015. The Rasabhinava, a highly stylized technique to invoke Bhava has been developed by Kathakali. Sopanasangeetham, a regional style of music has been developed by Kathakali although most of the vocal music employed in it is based on the Carnatic system. Kathakali is easily the most easily identified art form of Kerala. This picture tells such a rich story. 1.Flower, 2.Mirror, 3.Female, 4.Offering holy materials to the sacrificial fire while chanting ‘manthras’, 5.Sweating, 6.A little, 7.Quiver, 8.Smell, 9.Which one, 1.Vishnu (God), 2.Krishna (God), 3.Balaraman 4.Arrow, 5.Gold, 6.Silver, 7.A female demon, 8.Sleep, 9.Main woman, 10.Godess of wealth, 11.Veena, 12.Stars, 13.Chain, 14.Lotus/ water, 15.Demon, 16.Crown, 17.Weapon, 18.Peculiarity/ special news, 19.Chariot, 20.With. Tribes in America, Africa, China and many other countries including India have been practicing body… Traditionally, kathakali was performed exclusively by men and young boys who played the parts of both males and females. Kari Vesham (Black ) Kari vesham is used to portray she-demons. These characters have highly expressive gestures, make-up, and dresses. The whole dance focuses on the expression of the dancers. A word about the importance of vesham in Kathakali. There are 24 Basic Mudras (hand gestures) in the “Hasthalakshana Deepika”, the book of hand gestures, which Kathakali is followed. It’s truly interesting Joshi Dear! Traditionally, a Kathakali performance is usually conducted at night and ends in early morning. 'Minukku' is one of the five Veshams or types of make-up in Kathakali. The Kathakali stage is as simple as it can be. COMPLIMENTARY COURSE IV– PRACTICAL THALAS IN KADHAKALI KT2CMP04 Application of Thalas IY-I-fn-bn D]-tbm-K-¡p¶ FÃm Xmf-§-fp … Traditionally,kathakali being a predominantly male performance,the female character are also performed by men. A brass lamp called Vilaku is lit and a prayer is said before the actors begin any make-up procedures. The elaborate costumes of Kathakali have become the most re­cog­nised icon for Kerala. Kathakali make up is an elaborate process lasting for 3 hours. There are 20 double hand symbols and 9 single hand symbols using this Mudra.Totally 29. It is known for its large, elaborate makeup and costumes. These acts only prove the divine respect Kathakali holds for the Gods. Aharya is the name given to the make-up, stage props and costumes used. 1.Growth, 2.Movement, 3.Heaven, 4.Ocean, 5.Thick, 6.Forgetting, 7.Everything, 8.Announcement, 9.Thing, 10.Death, 11.Meditation, 12.Sacred Thread, 13.Straight, 1.Mind, 2.Thought, 3.Desire, 4.By oneself, 5.Remainding, 6.Wisdom, 7.Creation, 8.Life, 9.Defame, 10.Future, 11.No, 12.Fourth. What a unique photograph. KARI It is used to represent women and sages. In “Mushti” when the small finger is straightened gets “Baana” Mudra.Using this can show the symbols like oppose, Stop! For this, he turned to P.N. Continue reading "Reflection of a Kathakali artist doing make-up" February 17, 2013 November 29, 2015. Whenever powerful or evil characters appear for the first time, they stand behind the curtain and slowly bring it down as they look over the top of it, emitting weird sounds. Awesome indeed and something that I dint know before.. But somehow… I love your black and WHite clicks of people and faces more…..Ofcourse this would not really categorise in black and white….NEvertheless awesome job. Each can again can be classified into ‘Samaana-mudras'(one mudra symbolising two entities) or misra-mudras (both the hands are used to show these mudras). There is in Kathakali a recognized convention regarding vesham which includes make-up and costume. Kathakali Costume and Make-up Kathakali performers use a luxuriant costume. -Minukku vesham symbolizes gentleness and high spiritual qualities (like saints). This Mudra can show 8 double hand symbols: 1.Iris, 2.Smoothness, 3.Dust, 4.Whiteness, 5.Blue colour, 6.Red, 7.Mercy, 8.Hairs of the body, 1.Beginning of the rainy season, 2.Hair of the head, 3.The line of hair on the abdomen, 4.The three folds of skin above the naval of a woman, 1.Excessive rain, 2.Vomiting, 3.Fire, 3.Horse, 4.Loud noise, 6.Light, 7.Hair, 8.Ear-ring, 9.Heat or sorrow, 10.Anxiety, 11.Always, 12.Blood, 14.River, 15.Flowing. Getting nearness 11.Prevent, 1.Walking, 2.Legs, 3.Eyes, 4.Sight, 5.Path, 6.Search/ detection, 7.Ears, 8.Drinking. ‘Minukku’ is one of the five Veshams or types of make-up in Kathakali. There are four types of acting also called Chaturvidha Abhinaya. 1.If, 2.For what, 3.Helplesness, 4.Sky, 5.Blessed man, 6.God, 7.Memory, 8.Grass, 9.Hair of a man, 1.Starting, 2.Smiling, 3.What (This can be done with single and double hands), 4.Contempt. My 10 yr old niece is a Kathakali artist. ( Log Out /  One of the many distinguishing elements of Kathakali is the lack of speech and the text in the form of songs and verses (Vachika) is sung and recited by vocalists. The costume consists of a full skirt (Nuri), a heavy jacket, numerous garlands and necklaces, and a towering headdress (Kirikidam). Misra Mudras (Mixed Mudras): That is, some symbols are shown using two different Mudras in both hands. Kathakali is a very majestic art and the costumes portray that There are 24 main mudras a According to tradition there are 101 classical Kathakali stories, though less than a third of these are commonly staged at present. Kathakali is the story narrative dance art form from the southern state, Kerala. I love the perspective you chose. 1.Moon, 2.Air, 3.Kamadeva, 4.Gods, 5.Mountain, 6.Valley, 7.Everyday, 8.Relatives, 9.Bedding, 10.Rock, 11.Happiness and comfort, 12.Chest, 13.Female breast, 14.Cloth, 15.Vehicle, 16.Lie, 17.Lying down, 18.Falling, 19.Croud, 20.Beating, 21.Covering, 22.Spreading, 23.Found, 24.Coming, 25.Salutation, 26.Game, 27.Sandal, 28.Embrace, 29.Follow, 30.Escaping, 31.Reach, 32.Mace, 33.The cheek region, 34.Shoulder, 35.Hair, 36.Humility, 37.Blessing, 38.Sint, 39.Thus, 40.Fish, 41.Worship, 42.Tortoise, 1.You, 2.Sword, 3.Anger, 4.Now, 5.I, 6.In front of, 7.Axe, 8.Light, 9.Calling, 10. The pacha vesham with its predominant green colour is used to portray noble male characters like kings and divine beings. The colours used in the make-up are determined by the nature of the characters. ; Kathi or Knife Vesham (green make-up with streaks of red on the cheeks) is given to character of high birth who have shades of evil, example Ravana. Nowadays it isn’t difficult to see performances as short as three hours or fewer. Minukku (Prettying Up) The "Minukku Vesham" is used for female characters and sages. Mudra Mudra is a stylized sign language used to depict an idea, a situation or a state of being. Must be fascinating to watch this dance ! It is given divine importance and to show reverence to the divine presence, the actors prepare themselves in silence. Traditionally, Kathakali being a predominantly male performance, the female characters are also performed by men. ( a ) ( b ) So why has Urvashi been given a minukku vesham? These include the birds Garuda and Jatayu, the swan Hamsa, the serpent Karkotaka, the man-lion Narasimha and various special elaborations of the standard patterns to meet other requirements. Kathi characters are arrogant and evil but have a streak of valour in them. Though their make-up is basically green, denoting that they are high born, a red mark like an upturned moustache or knife is painted on the cheek to show that they are evil. Thank you so much for sharing fantastic photo. Continue reading "Minukku vesham in Kathakali" June 3, 2014 November 29, 2015. Minukku vesham in Kathakali. Great illumination of the face. Kari vesham is used for demonic characters, portraying the most gruesome figures on the Kathakali stage. The regional text on the Hastas (hand gestures) mainly used in Kathakali is the Hastalakshna Deepika. Minukku vesham symbolizes gentleness and high spiritual qualities (like saints), which are in sharp contrast to the preceding four classes. Kathakali Mudras(Symbols) A Kathakali actor enacts his ideas through Mudras. {]tbm-K-¯n ]Tn¨ ]Z-§-fpsS {]tbm-K-coXn 2. tXmSbw, ]pd-¸mSv F¶n-h-bpsS cmK-]-cn-N-bw. The singers tell the story of the play, verse by verse , in Sanskritized Malayalam which the actors interpret word for word through their mudras and facial expressions, after which there is a period of pure dance called kalasam, when part of the first verse is repeated. Characters have their faces elaborately painted and they wear stylized costumes and tall headdresses. The feudal chieftains of Malabar began to vie with one another in their efforts to produce the best Kathakali troupes, and this competition contributed to the rapid development of the art in a very short period. Being completely from a mythological background, the characters of Kathakali and the basis of their make-up cannot be logically explained. There is no white chutty make-up and no elaborate clothing as in other characters. MINUKKU ; Kathi or Knife Vesham (green make-up with streaks of red on the cheeks) is given to character of high birth who have shades of evil, example Ravana. Hand gestures are another significant involvement in Angika. Natya Sastra lists out another 8 moods called Satvika Bhavas. Kathakali follows the concept that the language of gestures is concentrated on the palm of the hand : “Where the hand goes, there the eyes follow; Where the eyes go, the mind follows; Where the mind goes, the mood (bhava) follows, and  Where the mood goes, there arises the sentiment (rasa).”. Kathakalali performance is so amazing…. Vasu Pisharody has performed Kathakali all over India and visited foreign countries about 20 times. Kathakali is a highly stylized form and much of its splendour lies in the acting and dance. Minukku ('prettying up') used for … There are eighteen special characters whose make-up cannot be fitted into any particular category. These include four items on each arm, bells and pads on the lower legs, a carved breastplate and cascade of gold necklaces, and two or more waist ornaments of fabric, beads, and carved, decorated wood. Three letters…WOW. Further layers include between two and six lengths of pleated fabric at the neck and ornate contrasting side panels from waist to hem. Traditionally, this lamp used to provide sole light when the plays used to be performed inside temples, palaces or abodes houses of nobles and aristocrats. Vesham is classified into four, viz., thecha vesham (painted make-up) and minukku vesham (polished make-up). The  leader plays a gong and his assistant a pair of cymbals. Characters become the dominant and important part of traditional Kerala dance forms. Missing her after seeing this pic. ; Kari Vesham (black make-up) is used for she-demons. Their faces are jet-black with dotted red and white markings on them. Their faces are jet-black with dotted red and white markings on them. There are three distinct types in the class of thadi vesham viz. The actor maintains a strong internal discipline which helps him go deeper into the characterization of the role and enables him to master the action technique. I especially love the vibrant colors. The high light you capture on the veil is wonderful. This includes an elaborate combination of mime, gestures, appropriate movements, poses, attitudes, facial expressions and basically the whole body of the actor. If so, do they regard the art as sexist? Also the description is enlightening. Great importance is laid on the Vesham or make-up which are of five types - Pacha, Kathi, Thadi, Kari and Minukku. difficult but nicely done.all are awesome. Traditionally, Kathakali being a predominantly male performance, the female characters are also performed by men. The main facial expressions of a Kathakali artist are the ‘navarasams’ (Navarasas in anglicised form) (literal translation: Nine Tastes, but more loosely translated as nine feelings or expressions) which are : Sringaram (amour), Hasyam (ridicule, humour), Bhayanakam (fear),Karunam (pathos), Roudram (anger, wrath), Veeram (valour), Beebhatsam (disgust), Adbhutam (wonder, amazement), Shantam(tranquility, peace). Each Vesham denotes the type of role. Kari vesham is used for demonic characters, portraying the most gruesome figures on the Kathakali stage. After this the next verses are sung, and in this way the whole story of the play is told. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Kathakali (Mal aya lam: കഥകളി) is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion. Their faces are jet-black with dotted red and white markings on them. A truly painstaking job of applying make up foe a kathakali artist…you have captured it well. I would not guess she is actually he! So nice ~ looks like a puppet…with life :-), Lovely Click…. Learn how your comment data is processed. Updated: Dec 15, 2018, 18:04 IST. Kathakali make-up is classified into five types according to the nature of the character. It evolved in the 16 th century out of the kutiyattam tradition, and krishnanattam took its energetic footwork from the kalaripayattu martial arts tradition, which has been discussed above. The word Kathakali literally means "Story-Play". Minukku: sind edle Charaktere, Frauen und Weise. 'Fact' Padmanabhan Pillai. The plays were performed by the Rajah’s own company of actors not only in temples and courts but from village to village and house to house. Thus did Kathakali as an individual style of dance-drama emerges as a ‘people’s theatre’ from the traditional dances of the past. Great image. The lead singer in some sense uses the Chengala to conduct the Vadyam and Geetha components, just as a conductor uses his wand in western classical music. Minukkuvesham symbolizes gentleness and high spiritual qualities (like saints), which are … It is a composite art, where different actor-dancers take different roles. This is because the interpretation of text is conveyed through the gestures. Although having the same basic silhouette and components,  like both male and female, wear huge hemispherical layered skirts, one or more layered jackets , and a series of ornate accessories. Great importance is laid on the Vesham or make-up which are of five types - Pacha, Kathi, Thadi, Kari and Minukku. Love that term. I guess that before that question can be answered, it must be asked why are the performances predominantly male? By - TNN. Minukku Vesham ( Woman role ) Minukku vesham represents women and ascetics who have lustrous, yellowish faces. this is a traditional formality known as the tiranokku or curtain look , and it is accompanied by an exciting atmosphere created by the musicians and drummers. Do they regard the depictions of women as realistic, insulting or somewhere in between? If there is some similarity to Shakespeare, how do Indian women see this art? Kathakali uses traditional costumes to depict positive and negative characters. Kottakal Nandakumaran Nair is a well known Kathakali dancer and he is famous for his ‘Kathi’ Veshas. Characters in Kathakali are divided by emotional capacity and defined by corresponding makeup types. Apart from these five main classes there are eighteen special characters like Jatayu, Hamsam and Karkotaka whose make-up cannot be fitted into any particular category. They are Pacha (green), Kathi (knife), Kari (black), Thaadi (beard) and Minukku (radiant). The white beard represents a higher type of being and is seen mainly in the character of Hanuman, the monkey god. Their faces are jet-black with dotted red and white markings on them. It is the dance drama from the south Indian state of Kerala. 1.Day, 2.Movement, 3.Tongue, 4.Forehead, 5.Body, 6.That thing, 7.Noise, 8.Messenger, 9.Sandbank, 10.Sprout. your photos are always touching, thanks for the backstory…you, sir, have a cool job!…. The characters are grouped under certain clearly defined types; they are not only individuals but symbolic personalities. Has done 700 stage performances in and out of India since 1984. Makers‘ marks are seen carved into the inside faces of the different pieces. Also, the information you provided is very interesting – thank you. They wear traditional costumes and dance to the songs, which also serves as prayers to the gods. It is said that before man learnt to paint on walls of caves, they painted their own bodies. They are Pacha (green), Kathi (knife), Kari (black), Thaadi (beard) and Minukku (radiant). Minukku vesham symbolizes gentleness and high spiritual qualities (like saints), which are in sharp contrast to the preceding four classes. King Lear in a Kathakali vesham It was a novel theater performance for the city folks of Thiruvananthapuram, as King Lear of Shakespeare walked on to the stage in a Kathakali attire. This amazing dace form is a combination of drama, dance and music. Traditionally, kathakali being a predominantly male performance, the female character are also performed by men. The satvic element facilitates immense possibility for the artiste to explicate his acting talents. Many characters come from the mythological stories of India, thus comprising of the hero and the villain, the saint and the sinner. Seven basic makeup types are used in Kathakali, namely Pachcha (green), Pazhuppu (ripe), Kathi, Kari, Thaadi, Minukku and Teppu. Gradually kathakali’s system of make-up and its costuming reached their present spectacular forms. Thaadi is further classified into three viz., Chuvanna Thaadi (red beard), Vella Thaadi (white beard) and Karutha Thaadi (black beard). Characters like Lord Krishna and Lord Rama are examples of pacha vesham. The drummers accompany the action, supply the rhythm and emphasise the mudras and dance steps of the actors. Apart from these symbols, this Mudra is used to show the symbols, Sprinkle, clapping hands, breaking skull of the elephant, chertishing, giving water to god and message of wrestlers. Elements of art of Kathakali are discernible in the ancient ritual plays of Hindu temples and various dance forms that are believed to have been gradually developed in kerala from as early as 2nd century until the end of the 16th century. No scenery is required as the actors describe everything by their mudras and facial expressions. Samaana Mudras (Same Mudras):- That is, the same Mudra is used to show two different symbols. They typically deal with the Mahabarat, the Ramayana and the ancient scriptures known as the Puranas. Kathakali heute. This vesham is used to represent gentleness and high spiritual standing and is charectorised with yellow facial paint. Hey Joshi, you have a good thing going on. Dushasana vesham in Kathakali. King Lear in a Kathakali vesham. Totally 46. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Each picture has an edifying story behind it. There are 16 double hand symbols and 10 single hand symbols using this Mudra.Totally 26. 196 were here. :) Great image Joshi and thanks for introducing Minukku. In the next one hour and forty five minutes, his tragic tale left the audience at Leavee Hall, East Fort, spellbound. The left end is played with the palm and the right end with the fingers, each of which has a finger stall made of rice and lime applied to strip of cloth. At the back of stage on the left as seen from the audience stand the two drummers. Also staged frequently include stories like Kuchelavrittam , Santanagopalam , Balivijayam , Dakshayagam, Rugminiswayamvaram , Kalakeyavadham , Kirmeeravadham, Bakavadham, Poothanamoksham, Subhadraharanam, Balivadham,Rugmangadacharitam, Ravanolbhavam, Narakasuravadham,Uttaraswayamvaram, Harishchandracharitam, Kacha-Devayani andKamsavadham. There are 11 double hand symbols and 9 single hand symbols using this Mudra.Totally 20. 1. This vesham is used to represent gentleness and high spiritual standing and is characterized with yellow facial paint. kathi character in Kathakali. Many of its characteristics are very much older than its literature as they are a continuation of older traditions, but these did not crystallise until the 17th century when Rajah of Kattarakkara, a small principality in central Travancore, wrote plays based on the Hindu epic Ramayana in Sanskritized Malayam which could be understood by ordinary people; hitherto the stories had been enacted in pure Sanskrit, which was known only to the learned few. The Aniraya is the dressing room. He also shows excellent skill in enacting ‘Pacha’ and ‘Minukku’ veshas. Women, sages and Brahmanas appear in ‘Minukku’. And, in any case, the folk elements too continue to exist. For example the Mudra “Karthareemukham” is used to show both the symbols ‘Time’ and ‘Near’. I wonder what she’s thinking … Unique capture! More cultural education. 1.Driver of chariot, 2.Prefix, 3.Beauty, 4.Purity, 5.pirit of Ghost, 6.Binding, 7.Qualification, 8.Condition, 9.Ankle, 10.Pulling, 11.Tail of the animal (a whisk), 12.Destroyer/ Yama, the god of death, 13.Mud, 14.Medicine, 15.Curse, 16.Swing, 17.Gift/ donation, 18.Circumambulation, 19.Digging, 20.Giving up, 21.Lance, 22.Heroism, 23.Hot (Sunor fire)/ grieve, 24.Vomiting, 25.Delivery/ child birth, 1.In vain, 2.Extreamely, 3.Filupon, 4.King’s advisor, 5.Crossing, 6.Bearing, 7.Donation, 8.Consent, 9.Victory, 10.Bow, 11.we, 12.Single sentence, 13.agedness, 14.Robbing, 15.Food. From the basic similarities in shape, color, and ornament of all costumes to the intricacies of makeup, headdress, and details of specific characters, all visual choices are effective in supporting the performance. Kathakali – Literally it’s means “Story Play”, but it is far more than that it. They bring attention to the actor’s eyes and facial expressions, they emphasize movements of body, hands, and feet, and they reinforce percussive sounds of the dance. This Vesham is used to represent gentleness and a high spiritual standing and is characterised with yellow facial paint.… Considering all these Mudras and their seperations there are totally 470 symbols used in Kathakali. Their faces are jet-black with dotted red and white markings on them. :), Beautiful capture, Joshi. Seven basic makeup types are used in Kathakali, namely Pachcha (green), Pazhuppu (ripe), Kathi , Kari, Thaadi, Minukku and Teppu. His primary education is S.S.L.C and later did Diploma in 'Kathakali Vesham' from Kerala Kalamandalam. Minukkuvesham symbolizes gentleness and high spiritual qualities (like saints), which are in sharp contrast to the preceding four classes. ‘Kathakali’, an important genre in the Indian classical dance form, is associated with storytelling form of this art. Kathakali ist, obwohl es streng traditionell betrieben wird, eine lebendige Kunstform, und erfreut sich in Kerala großer Beliebtheit. Before the first play begins, there are four preliminary music and dance demonstrations: There are 24 basic mudras—the permutation and combination of which would add up a chunk of the hand gestures in vogue today. Kathakali is a highly stylized form and much of its splendour lies in the acting and dance. By saying it is predominantly male, there is the suggestion that women do have some part in the production of a performance. Minukku(Prettying Up) The "Minukku Vesham" is used for female characters and sages. Love how you captured the performer. Thiruvananthapuram: Kathakali artiste Margi Vijayakumar who is specialized in ‘Minukku Vesham’ is celebrating his 60th birthday on May 31, Sunday. It consists of a mere painting of the face with yellowish orange pigment. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Many thanx. ( Log Out /  !, coming, future etc. So right for the make up of those female characters. Pacha Vehsam (a green make-up) signifies that the artiste is portraying a noble or a divine character, such as that of Lord Rama. Good story,rather a useful information with a great photo.Awesome work indeed. Sie haben blassgelbe Gesichter und tragen saris (Frauen) oder orangefarbene dhotis (Männer). Minukku Droupathi Enkanava kandalum kalayanasougandhikam COMPLIMENTARY COURSE III– PRACTICAL KADHAKALI SANGEETHAM KS2CMP03 Padams 1. The five main types of makeup are Pacha, Kathi, Kari, Thadi and Minukku. The characters play the role of Krishna, Arjun, Dhusasanna, Duryodhana, Panchali and others. These are more subtle in comparison to Angikabhinaya. I do appreciate the insights/short narratives that come with your pictures :-). Of these are commonly staged at present interesting – thank you if there is some similarity Shakespeare! 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