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Mohiniyattam by Sunanda Nair

The video has Sunanda Nair and her disciples performing Mohiniyattam based on the composition Mukhachalam.

With its origin in Kerala, Mohiniyattam is a solo female dance, characterized by graceful and swaying movements of the body. This dance form with prominence for lasya (amour) brings out a range of feminine moods.

Sunanda Nair is the disciple of the noted Mohiniyattam exponent Padmashree Dr. Kanak Rele, who is renowned for her contribution to the revival and popularization of this classical dance style. Sunanda is gifted with the most appropriate demeanor needed for this dance form and certainly casts a spell on the audience while performing.