Content : Kuchipudi performance with English subtitles
Artiste : Manju Bharggavee
Language : Subtitled in English
Format : DVD
Duration : 45 mins
1. Bhamakalaapam 2. Krishnashabdham 3. Marakatha manimaya chela uchipudi
Kuchipudi dance has originated from the village of Kuchelapuri or Kuchelapuram in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh and has a history of nearly two millennia. Since its origin, it has remained a continuous and living dance tradition of Andhra Pradesh. Like other classical dance forms of India, Kuchipudi’s background is also religious in nature. In terms of technique, this dance form is exceptional as it combines graceful movements, fast rhythmic footwork, subtle facial expressions and narration. Thanrangam is another extraordinary feature of Kuchipudi where the dancer balances her feet on the edge of a brass plate and makes rhythmic movements, at times balancing a pot of water on her head. In fact Kuchipudi which is accompanied by Carnatic music is a combination of Nritta (pure dance), Nritya (histrionic expression) and Natya (dramatic representation).
A versatile Kuchipudi dancer, Manju Bhargavee is the disciple of the renowned Guru Vempatti Chinna Satyam. She has given many renditions nationally and internationally. She has also acted in many films. She established Sri Padmavati Kala Niketan to promote the dance form.