This video presents mangalam, a dance item performed towards the end of a series of performance. Performed by Sunanda Nair, one of the noted Mohiniyattam artistes, this performance of her is grace personified.
One of the centuries old dance forms of Kerala is Mohiniyattam. A solo performance by women, this dance comprises very graceful body movements and a range of facial expressions. The word Mohiniyattam literally means dance of the ‘enchantress.’ Mohini means a woman who captivates the onlookers and aattam, means sensuous body movements.