Collukaṭṭu Syllables used in Kauttuvam and Śabdam-s in Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi

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Collukaṭṭu Syllables used in Kauttuvam and Śabdam-s in Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi

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Publisher

The Department of Indian Music
School of Fine & Performing Arts
University of Madras, Chepauk
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - 600 005

Date

June 2021

Format

Portable Document Format

Language

English

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Article

Abstract

Collukaṭṭu syllables, phrases and arrangement patterns in jati-s in Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi are similar in evolution. However, naṭṭuvanār-s of Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi have added their unique style in reciting collukaṭṭu-s and jati-s. This resulted in visual and audio appeal that gives unique identity to both styles of dance. However, technically, there are no restrictions nor fundamentally incompatible aspects between both styles. So, there is tremendous potential for leveraging each other and contributing to innovation and experimentation in both styles. With common historical origins and close linkages between Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi and collukaṭṭu-s and jati-s being core element of dance, such a study will help connoisseurs of these classical dances appreciate the nuances much more.

This study aims to document and compare collukaṭṭu patterns being used in Kauttuvam-s and Śabdam-s in Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi. Of particular interest are syllables arranged in collukaṭṭu form, arrangement of collukaṭṭu patterns in tāla and usage of collukaṭṭu patterns in various dance items. For, in this time period, where, to veer away from whatever is tradition is fast becoming the norm, an understanding of the historical evolution of collukaṭṭu, knowledge of treatises and literature on jati-s and collukaṭṭu, usage of collukaṭṭu in various items being performed becomes very important for every student of south Indian classical dance.

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Citation

P. Mythili , “Collukaṭṭu Syllables used in Kauttuvam and Śabdam-s in Bharatanāṭyam and Kūcipuḍi,” Smṛti - A Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal on Fine & Performing Arts , accessed July 13, 2024, https://smrti.omeka.net/items/show/17.