Kuchipudi Dance Form
- 13 Dec 2019
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Kuchipudi is one of the 8 classical dance forms of India.
- The dance form has emerged from a popular theatrical art ‘Kuchipudi Yakshagana’ named after the place of its origin, the village Kuchipudi in Andhra Pradesh.
- It is performed as dance drama i.e. performance in groups and also as solo items.
- Siddendra Yogi, the disciple of Narayana Theertha who lived in the 17th century, is credited to have systemised the art form of Kuchipudi Yakshagana.
- Costumes, ornaments and jewellery occupy an important place.