Asanjukta hasta or single-hand gestures are the hand gestures used to communicate specific ideas, events, actions, or creatures. As depicted in the Abhinaya Darpana we present to you the twenty-eight single hand gestures used in Odissi dance. These gestures are a part of Angika Abhinaya's classification of classical dance which denotes the movement of ‘Angas’ inclusive of the hands. These play a significant role in the conveyance of the meaning of dance as many of the natural gestures are found common to mankind and their meaning is easily understood.
Single Hand Gestures
(Asanjukta Hasta Mudra)
Artists: Roji Swain, Debasmita Muduli, and Sonali Das
Voice | Video | Editing: Jagyandatta Pradhan
Description: Sonali Das