Classical Dance

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Dr Manorama B.N.
In Coastal Karnataka, a typical Yakshagana season lasts for only six months, from November to May. The rainy months would mean a period of scarcity for those artistes who had no other means of sustenance. Chikkamela, literally meaning mini mela or troupe, was born out of the livelihood concerns of…
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Surya N. Rao and Madhulika Srivatsa
Kuchipudi is one of the prominent Indian classical dances that originated in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It evolved as a dance-drama, connected to temples and practised by men who did the stree veshas (female roles) as well. In the twentieth century, gurus like Vempati…
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Shama Krishna
In this elaborate lecture-demonstration, performer and guru Shama Krishna explains different aspects of angika abhinaya in Kuchipudi, as prescribed in Bharata Muni's Natyashastra. She demonstrates the adavus or body movements that are a combination of movements of limbs and torso, and the position…
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Madhulika Srivatsa
A descendent of the Natuva Mela dance traditions of Andhra Pradesh, the modern version of Kuchipudi was founded and structured by Siddhendra Yogi in the seventeenth century. Rooted heavily in the dance traditions of Yakshagana, Kuchipudi was male-oriented and was the exclusive domain of Vaidiki…
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