Mohini Attam is the dance of Kerala (India), where the divine feminine comes forward in all its aspects. You are the music, the dance and the actor at the same time. The body waves like a blade of grass in the wind, yet strongly rooted. Expression and storytelling are key components in this type of dance. The combination of mudras, which are a complete language of their own, and feet rhythms complement the music and story.
This dance form is still often performed in temples and theaters. Great teachers continue to propagate it, such as master Guru Kala Vijayan in Thripunitura, Kerala. It is said: “Where the hand goes, the eyes follow, where the eyes go, the mind follows, where the mind goes, the emotion – thought – expression is born, and this is where the magic of the dance starts”