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Dappaankuthu is derived from the Tamizh words, ‘Dappa’ and ‘Koothu’. ‘Dappa’ means container, or in the Madras slang, percussion instruments. ‘Koothu’ is derived from classical Tamil for dance.
This dance form is roughly performed as instructed below:
- Take one step with your foot.
- If you just brought your left foot forward, point your left fist to the sky and your right fist directly ahead, otherwise do the opposite.
- If you bring your left fist skyward, look straight ahead or slightly upwards, otherwise look down at your feet.
- The above three steps should be done simultaneously.
- Bob your torso up and down once.
- Repeat with the other foot and continue doing so.
- Maintain a pace of one step every second, with a bob equidistant between every two steps.
- Pelvic thrusts between steps can also be introduced to provide variation.
- Dance saying, for example, “O” “O” “O” or “Appadi podu ah ah” or “Uttalakkadi” or “Eh amukki podu”.
It is considered important to dance the way one feels during the performance (i.e., to improvise), so dapaankuthu is not necessarily restricted to the above steps, though they form the major elements of this traditional art form.
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