Day 18 – The Importance of Structure


Even though I’m sort-off rebelling against strict and rigid rules, I’m having an eye-opener about structures. Having a structure or a framework to support me is so helpful, even crucial.
In this Challenge, it feels easy and fun when I stay within the known, the vocabulary of Bharata Natyam. Doing adavus, the movement-sequences i know so well, gives me a default mode to rely upon; when all else fails, just do an adavu.

Even if I have felt and still feel limited by this structure, it also supports me tremendously. Going away from it, I feel like I’m floundering in the dark. There are no parameters to guide me. Or I have not learn them yet. I’m aimless and in the dark. No wonder I’ve stayed within the confines of the structure so long. Making my way out of here on my own is no ball game. Actually I don’t think I can do it on my own. Either I’m not an iconoclast or association and having a guide really do matter. Or both ๐Ÿ™‚

All that said, here is me in my known playground. Same step as yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚

We also did:
Tat adavu 1-5
Nat adavu 5-8
Tey hat tey hi – 1
Tat tey tam 1

Oh and I did a 10 minute Kuchipudi dance too, so I’m pretty pleased with my practice today ๐Ÿ™‚


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