Dappan koothu

Dappan Koothu

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Dappan Koothu (), means dance, is a folk dance and music genre with an emphasis on percussion performed in Tamil Nadu, India. It has become one of the several popular genres employed in the film music: Tamil cinema.

Unlike classical Indian dances such as bharatnatyam or kathakali, koothu is relatively informal: it has no structured, repeated steps and dancers do not learn through formal dance classes. It shares its emphasis on percussion with older folk dances of Tamil Nadu, such as kummi and kolattam.

Types of Koothu

Hari Dappankoothu : This type of dance is introduced by Harikrishnan Rangothaman from chennai Dappankoothu : Usually performed along with a straight back with lungi in their hands and with head held high. Performed when there is a victory or when a great man dies or to depict the greatness of the person who will never bow.

Goon Dappankoothu or Hunch Dappankoothu : Usually performed with a hunch back and head held low and lungi tied to the thighs. Performed when there is a defeat or an old lady dies or to show submission.We have experts like Rajesh kumar and Vijay

Bigil Dappankoothu : Usually performed by two members in unison by jumping on their sides, whistling with two fingers in their mouth (known as Bigil). Performed to depict enjoyment.

Thigil Dappankoothu: Usually performed with head looking nowhere and then dropping the lungi down and legs going sideways. Performed in the middle of a...
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