Description of Trigatu’s Dances


Description of Trigatu’s Dances

Classic and neoclassical pieces


Classical Puspanjali dance, the first piece of our Indian performance repertoire. Flower sacrifice to the Gods and the audience.



Demonstrative, narrative, classic piece, tribute to Bhumi Devi, Mother Earth, the Goddess of mountains-valleys, forests-meadows. Bumidevi was born from the navel of Vishnu. She is the feminine energy of Vishnu shakti, who hides innumerable treasures, gems. Rivers in her clothes, mountains in her breasts. At the end of the play, the dancer apologizes to Mother Bhumi for dancing on it.


Story with hand signals:

  • Daughter of the God, Visnu
  • there is everything in her
  • hidden as a gem
  • she is a bhumi devi
  • I respect her
  • sea clothes
  • Mountains on her breasts
  • we dance on it
  • that is why I am ashamed of myself


An original classical piece, pure, technical dance, composed of character movements and rhythm combinations. The introductory piece of the lectures.


Shankara Srigiri

Choreography by Shiva kirtanam of Indian dance gurus, Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon. Kirtan means glorification to the God, so this piece is about glorifying the appearance and deeds of Shiva.

Story with hand signals:

  • Shiva bless you, holding a drum in your right hand
  • ax and deer on his shoulder
  • his hair is long, it binds, hence the Ganges
  • washes the ash off his forehead, opens his 3rd eye
  • he has a chain of skulls around his neck


Jagan Mohane

Visnu is a narrative, deifying classic piece about the dwarf avatar of God.

Story with hand signals:

The descriptive part:

  • the God Visnu lies on a snake
  • has 10 avatars
  • fish
  • turtle
  • boar
  • lion
  • dwarf
  • Rattlesnake Rama
  • ruling Rama
  • Balarama, Krishna's brother, the cow shepherd
  • Krishna
  • Kalki comes on the white horse

The summary part:

  • one step to the ground
  • cross the sky with another
  • with the third, the demon steps king's head on the

Narrator's comment:

  • this deceptive thing, how could you do it from your heart?


The tale:

  • Once upon a time there lived a king named Bali
  • who presented great sacrifices to the Gods
  • he distributed his wealth among the poor (thus, his power grew so enormously that the Gods were also frightened by his growing power, so Visnu was sent to earth to stop Bali)
  • Visnu dwarf sought the king in the form of a pilgrim
  • who asked what he was asking him for a gift
  • “I want 3 steps of land,” Visnu said
  • agreed
  • Visnu has become a giant
  • with one step he crossed the earth and with the other he crossed the sky
  • In step 3, he stepped on the king's head, pushing him deep into the demons, making Bali the demon, or the king of Rashas…

The deifying part:

  • Your deeds are talked about by beautiful people and Gods
  • Your innumerable deeds cannot be touched by earthly and celestial

The closing part:

Visnu summarizes another turtle avatar that symbolizes the force that holds the world:

  • a turtle lay under the mountain, Krishna (God Visnu)
  • the Gods wrapped the giant snake around the mountain, and thus spat out the milky ocean (to gain access to the treasures of the ocean)


A Classical dance, it is about the praise of the Goddess of beauty and love. Lakhsmi is the spouse of Vishnu, who follows her husband in every incarnation. They are inseparable, which is why Lakhsmi is called the Goddess of love. Summoning at weddings is a custom to bring happiness and fertility to the newly-weds.


An original piece of bharata natyam, based almost exclusively on pure dance and virtuoso rhythm formulas.

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Sarasi jaksulu

The classical abhina, the eighth avatar (earthly incarnation) of the God Visnu, is followed by a narrative dance depicting Krishna’s childhood pranks. Visnu guards the survival of the world, is responsible for the moral purity of mankind, and in times of danger, during periods of decay, his incarnations provide guidance for the survival of societies.

Story with hand signals:

  • lotus-eyed girls
  • go to the river to bathe
  • I will tell you as it used to be
  • take off their clothes
  • Krishna steals and steals the clothes
  • puts it on the tree and peeks out of it
  • yes, so it was, you lurked, so I respect you

Verse 2:

  • there are bastards full of milk and honey on the shelf
  • Little Krishna requires it
  • cuts a pebble and eats its contents
  • well-inhabited, now feeling well, and quickly disappearing from there

Verse 3:

  • up in the sky she is Laksmi's husband
  • here on earth the brilliant shepherd people
  • flirting with her daughters
  • no no, is it allowed to do that?

Verse 4:

  • in all four worlds
  • they laugh at you from the heart
  • You hide in a beautiful church
  • no, no!
  • I respect you, Mr. Visnu
  • you are lying on the snake
  • presentation of the ceremony


Inde tala

A puspandjali consisting of classic elements, the choreography was made by Panni Cserepes.

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Budju budju

A light mix of bharata natyam and odissi dance elements written for Indian folk music. Choreography: Panni Cserepes


Hm a hm

A new, clean dance combination of classical elements. Choreography: Panni Cserepes


As Capra writes in the Tao of Physics: “The dance of Shiva symbolizes the basis of all existence. At the same time, Siva also reminds us that the multifaceted forms of the world are not fundamental, but illusory and always changing. Modern physics has shown that the rhythms of creation and destruction are manifested not only in the change of seasons, the birth and death of all living things, but also in the essence of inorganic matter.” According to quantum field theory, the dance of creation and destruction is the basis of matter’s existence. Modern physics has shown that each of the subatomic particles are not only an energy of dance, but also a pulsating process of creation and destruction, so for the modern physicist, the dance of Shiva is the dance of subatomic matter, all existence and all natural the basis of this phenomenon. "

Hand signals:

  • Revered by demons and Gods
  • His rattle is playing music while he is dancing a cosmic dance
  • Bhrahma and Vishnu also respect him
  • Who walks the destructive “tandava dance”
  • Wears a tiger skin belt
  • A bull travels, holding a three-pronged harpoon
  • The jewels of the moon and sun, their being is frightening

Yen Palli Kondeerayya

A popular Tamil deity song for Lord Vishnu. The title of the piece is im fact, a question to Vishnu: Why are you so tired? He walks through the piece with a returning chorus. The heroic deeds of his great avatars will soon shed light on this in the next abhinaya, the first part of which tells the story of ruling Rama. Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit epic work, attributed to the Hindu sage, Valmiki. Rama's wife, Sita, was abducted by Ravana, the demon king of Lanka (Srí Lanka), and the hero sets out in search of Rama's allies and then frees him in a final clash. In the second part, we get an insight into the heroic deeds of Krishna as He struggles with various animals and demons: crocodile, bull, witch, giant bird, snake, and helps the shepherds during the flood and fire that threatens them.

The piece, the other famous great epic, closes with one of the main quotes from the Mahabaratawhen Krishna drove the chariot of his dear devotee, Arjuna, in the battle of Kuruksetra.

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Botos (Sticks)

Folk dance to the music of Mitsoura.


Modern pieces

Choreographies: Panni Cserepes


A modernized bharata natyam piece about the presentation of God and the reverence expressed for him. Ganesha is the lucky one, the wise remover of obstacles, the God of wealth, science and ability. Music: Panni Cserepes

Story with hand signals:

  • Mouse travels to Ganesha God
  • Loves delicious food, drinks and therefore has a big belly
  • has large ears and a muzzle
  • carries his weapon on his back, driving away obstacles and bringing light to minds
  • small and limp
  • Son of the Shiva God
  • I respect him



I exterminate modernized Shiva, that is, a contemporary dance that presents Shiva, depicts his essence, and is built on pure dance and narrative elements.

Shiva is one of the supreme Gods of Hinduism. Shiva creates the world and maintains its continuity with his dance, but with the power of its raging dance, it also puts an end to the present era, when the universe gets tired, it falls back into chaos and becomes primordial… Music: Prodigy

Story with hand signals:

  • bull travels to Shiva God
  • dances with a rattle drum
  • At the head of the moon and the river Ganga
  • tie a tiger skin belt around your waist
  • the world is shaking
  • snakes tremble
  • the world is destroyed
  • Shiva blinks his eyes




Today's social image of the European careerist world / women in Indian cloaks.

Music: Underworld


Using modern choreography, classical and Rajasthani Indian, belly dance, Asian martial arts and modern dance elements. Birth, development, play, love, sex, struggle, death - cycle.

Music: Shpongle


Jagan Mohane

Visnu, the God who created the world, is a modernized piece of classic motifs about the prank of Krishna's avatar, that is, his earthly figure. Music: Pablo Campos

Story with hand signals:


  • Has 10 avatars
  • fish
  • turtle
  • boar
  • lion
  • dwarf
  • Battleground Rama
  • •ruling Rama
  • Balarama, Krishna's brother, the cow shepherd
  • Krishna
  • Kalki is the white horse


Narrative part:

  • girls with lotus eyes
  • go to the river to bathe
  • Krishna is walking there
  • steals clothes
  • puts it on the tree and lurks from there


  • Visnu God
  • lies on a snake
  • presentation of the victim


Indian contemporary disco - babes, guys, flirting. Music: Hujaboy.




A dance about the relationship between time and man, the attachment to time and getting rid of it. Quote from the Indian novel Siddhartha: ““You noticed, ”Siddhartha once asked,“ you also learned the secret from the river: that time does not exist? Vassudeva's face lit up with a smile. "Yes, Siddhartha," he nodded, "I think you think: that the river is there everywhere, at its origin and estuary, at the waterfall, at the harbor, up in the mountains, everywhere at the same time, and that only the present exists for him. the shadow of the past, nor the shadow of the future. Is that what you mean?”

"Oh, isn't it the case that all suffering is just time, all self-torture, fear: time." And I see: we have already defeated, we have already rendered harmless everything in the world that is difficult, which is hostile, as soon as we overcome it, as soon as we exclude time from our thoughts.””Music: Underworld

Translation Gina Rubik (ELTE MA Media)