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Hinduism - What Is The Mohini Attam?


Mohini Attam is a relatively newer type of traditional Indian dance found mostly in Kerala, India's modern state.

Mohini Attam was created at the royal court in Travancore, Kerala, in the early eighteenth century.

Bharatanatyam and Kathakali, a Keralan dance genre, are both represented in this type of dance.

The dance is named after the mythological enchantress Mohini and exudes a sensuality that is coquettish.

Some of the muscular stances in the dance are inspired by Bharatanatyam, while the stylized hand motions (mudras) are predominantly inspired by Kathakali.

Mohan Khokar's Traditions of Indian Classical Dance, published in 1984, has further information.

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