A graded artist of Mumbai Doordarshan and Member of the International Dance Council, France,
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Recommended: 1 class per week | 12-16 weeks to level up
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Kuchipudi is a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form. It is a dance-drama performance art that originated in Kuchelapuram village of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Similar to all other Indian classical dance forms, Kuchipudi takes its dance techniques and stagecraft from the ancient Hindu text - ‘Natya Shastra’. It was practiced as a part of the temple rituals and also by traveling bards. We find its mentions in the relics of the 10th-century copper inscriptions and in the 15th-century.
This course focuses on the basics of the dance form. Basic adavus are really important to begin learning and understanding Kuchipudi. These moves prepare a person’s body and mind to learn new techniques, as well as develop their stamina, and ability with leg movement or posture while dancing gracefully without making mistakes!
The basic posture is known as Aramandi. It means that you must start on your feet at least once before moving on to other positions or movements during any performance.
BSc Physics from Nagar College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Masters of Performing Arts, Kuchipudi from Bharata College of Performing Arts, Mumbai
The highlights of this course include -
After completing this course, the students can upgrade to the next level by enrolling in the course - Kuchipudi Lessons for Beginners Level 2.
About the Teacher
Vaidehi Kulkarni began her dance career at the tender age of 4. She has learned under the tutelage of eminent practitioners and teachers like the Late Guru Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and Guru Smt. Manju Barggavee.
After a visit to Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai, in 2003 Vaidehi decided to shift to Chennai along with her mother just to pursue training in Kuchipudi from the Legendary Guru Late Padmabhushan Dr.Vempati Chinna Satyam. She also went through vigorous training from Late Guru Vempati Ravi Shankar and Smt.Srimayi Vempati in Kuchipudi Art Academy, Chennai founded by Late Guru Padmabhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam.
She has been a part of the Academy's troupe for a long time in many of the legendary dance ballets choreographed by Guru Vempati Chinna Satyam and solo dance programs all over southern India.
After a stint that lasted for 6 years, Vaidehi came under the wings of Guru Smt. Manju Barggavee, Bangalore. She has been performing consistently with her for more than 8 years. She has done her arangetram under her in 2014.
Vaidehi is a graded artist of Mumbai Doordarshan. She also takes online classes in Kuchipudi following the legacy of the Late Guru Padmabhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam.
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The beginner's course is open to all. The course curriculum will be customized to suit the grasping power of the student. However, following the tips mentioned below will be immensely helpful -
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