Natalie Savelyeva

Appendix V. Dance Margam in Different Historical Periods

According to "Development of Sadir in the Court of Raja Serfoji-II (1798-11832) of Tanjore, A Thesis submitted to the University of Hyderabad for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, by V.S. Radhika, 1996"

Court Margam During Nayaks and early Marathas

Court Margam During Raja Serfoji rule

"Sangita Muktavali" (15th cen AD), by Devanacarya (Devendra), Vijayanagar court "Sangita Darpanam" (around 16th cen AD) by Catura Damodara Pandita Nirupanas (19th cen AD) by Raja Serfoji* Margam in time just before Tanjore Brothers by Guru Kittappa** Margam by Tanjore Quartette
  1. Pushpnjali
  2. Mukha Cali
  3. Suddha Yathi Nritta
  4. Raganga Yathi Nritta
  5. Sabda Nritta
  6. Rupa Nritta (dance and abhinaya to song or Rupaka)
  7. Dhvada
  8. Sabdacali
  9. Suda Sabda
  10. Suda Gita (Gita prabandhas, local items like Cindu, Daru, Dhrupada.)
  1. Mukha cali
  2. Yathi Nritta
  3. Sabda cali
  4. Udupa
  5. Dhruva
  6. Suddha Sabda
  7. Kvada
  8. Gita Nrityam
  9. Cindu Nrityam
  10. Desi Kattari Nrittam
  11. Vaipota
  12. Sabda Nrittam
  13. Kalpa Nrittam

*Desi forms mentioned here are Jakkani, Dhrupadam, Perani, Gondali Nrityam.

  1. Jaya Jaya
  2. Saranu
  3. Alaru
  4. Sollu (Yathi Nritta)
  5. Sabda
  6. Varnam
  7. Pada
  8. Svarajati
  9. Abhinaya Pada
  10. Tillana
  11. Abhinaya Pada
  12. Jakkini
  13. Gita
  14. Prabandha
  15. Triputa
  16. Sloka varna
  17. Koutta
  18. Malgala
  1. Melaprapatthi
  2. Todaya Mangalam (like Jaya Janaki Ramana)
  3. Kauthuvam
  4. Sollukattu
  5. Sabhavandanam (alias Alarippu)
  6. Jathiswaram
  7. Shabdam (Kambodhi or Ragamalikai)
  8. Pada Varnam
  9. Padam
  10. Thillana
  1. Alarippu
  2. Jathiswaram
  3. Shabdam
  4. Varnam or Svarajati
  5. Padam
  6. Javali
  7. Tillana

*Development of Sadir in the Court of Raja Serfoji-II (1798-11832) of Tanjore, A Thesis submitted to the University of Hyderabad for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, by V.S. Radhika, 1996

**Dance Music and the Contribution of Nattyacharyas to Karnatic Music by the Bharatanatyam gurus K. P. Kittappa Pillai and K. P. Sivanandam, Journal of the Madras Music Academy, 1977

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