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Carnatic music

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This is the next piece in the composition and in this sequence the dancer weaves several patterns depending on the musical accompaniment. It is set to five units of the tala of Carnatic music and this basic metric cycle guides the musician as well as the dancer. The dancer introduces more complex movements and full sequences of certain adavus are presented. The combinations are still simple and the dancer simply presents patterns as combinations of adavus. The dance is set to the full line of a svara or note and is guided and conditioned by the nature of the svara. A melody consists of twenty four beats but the time interval between individual notes can differ. A dancer when composing a recital must tie the dance and music together for the music guides the dance. The dancer will then either do a note to note synchronization or in some cases deliberately avoid synchronization. The jatisvram is an opportunity for a dancer to present as much of pure dance as possible and also is an opportunity to experiment with the presentation of adavus and rhythmic patterns.

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