Also popularly known as Kudditumettu adavu. Kudittu means to jump, mettu means to stamp and adavu
means unit of dance.
Method of execution
Both the feet
are raised onto the toes with a slight jump and then the heels are dropped
together to strike the floor, with heels only, even as the toes rest on the
floor. All the variations of this adavu
employ the same feet movements with changes in the movements of the hands and
Tei Hat Tei Hi
held at chest level
held at chest level with wrists crossed
stretched to the back, and then making a circular movement from there
stretched above the head and towards the
side of the body
stretched towards knee level
Points to remember
- Aramandi position is
maintained throughout the adavu.
- Aramandi is not
disturbed even when the slight jump on toes is taken.
- When the slight
jump on toes is made, the heels are held up vertically.
- Only heels are
dropped to create a stamping sound.
- Adavu performed in
one place only.