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Which of the following dances is a solo dance?

[A]. Ottan Thullal
[B]. Kuchipudi
[C]. Yakshagana
[D]. Odissi

Answer: Option A


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Deepa Bharti said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
Ottamthullal or Ottanthullal a type of performing art from Kerala, India. The art form was created during the 18th century by legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar. The story goes that Nambiar, who was playing the mizhavu for a Chakyar Koothu show, dozed off in the middle of the performance, thus inviting ridicule from the Chakyar. A humiliated Nambiar vowed to come up with an alternative art form to Chakyar koothu, and conjured up an Ottamthullal show that also made fun of prevalent socio-political equations and prejudices of the region.

Ottamthullal, over the centuries, has a (mostly) single actor, donning a green make-up and wearing colourful costumes and reciting the thullal lyrics, all the while acting and dancing himself.

Lalit Gautam said: (Oct 13, 2013)  
Ottamthullal is a solo dance from kerala also known, as poor man kathakali, the dialogue is in simple malayalam and has a mass appeal. Kunjan nambiar evolved it to bring out the social conditions of his time, the distinction of his class and whims and weakness of the rich.

Abi said: (Dec 7, 2015)  
Ottan means single man thullal means dance.

Bharat Bhushan said: (Dec 19, 2015)  
Name all other solo dances?

Sadiq said: (Mar 5, 2017)  
Ottan Thullal is a dance and poetic performance form of Kerala, India. It was introduced in the 18th century by Kunchan Nambiar, one of the Prachina Kavithrayam (three famous Malayalam language poets). It is accompanied by a mridangam or an idakka (drum and cymbal).

Sayujya Surjit said: (May 22, 2017)  
Isn't Kuchipudi a solo dance?

Anomi said: (Nov 23, 2017)  
Why not Kuchipudi?

Sneha Patra said: (Aug 28, 2019)  
Bharatnatyam can also be a solo dance.

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