The Cadences of - Kuchipudi Dance DVD.
This product treats you to the delights of Kuchipudi, one of the
major streams of Indian classical dance that emanated from Andhra
Pradesh. Essentially a dance-drama, Kuchipudi is known for its aesthetic
amalgamation of pure dance or ‘nritta’, music and histrionics with which
it enacts scenes from Hindu epics and mythological tales.
This product has two sections:
Soundarya Manjari - A Cluster of Pathra Pravesha Darus
Here the quintessence of ‘Pathra Pravesa Daru’ the entry item comes
alive in a sparkling solo performance by ‘Kalaimamani’ Uma Muralikrishna,
a seasoned Kuchipudi exponent known for her flawless style and grace.
Each item is preceded by a detailed description of the composition, the
context and the character portrayed.
Bhamane Sathya bhamane -Bhairavi-Misrachapu
This piece from ‘Bhama Kalapam’, a legendary work by Siddhendra Yogi
brings out the traits of Sathyabhama, the arrogant queen of Krishna.
Vidalera Voyyarolu -Kedara Gowla-Ad
Taken from ‘Vipranaryana Charitham’, this number exudes Shrungara rasa
and describes how a devadasi gears up to seduce sage Vipranarayana.
Tharuni Rukmini Vechanamma -Kalyani-Misrachapu
An item from ‘Rukmini Kalyanam’, this number speaks about the beauty and
poise of Rukmini, Krishna’s consort.
The Cadences of Kuchupudi - Kuchipudi Dance.
Mathurya Murali - An Exposition of
Kuchipudi is an ancient dance form of India that has its roots in the
southern province of Andhra Pradesh that involves fast, rhythmic
footwork and sculpture-like body postures. Essentially a dance-drama, it
unfolds scenes from Hindu epics and mythology by combining music, dance
This product unveils the nuances of ‘Tarangam’ an important component of
Kuchupidi through a pulsating recital by ‘Kalaimamani’ Uma Muralikrishna,
a highly acclaimed artiste. The highlight of ‘Tarangam’ is that the
dancer dances on the edge of a brass plate marked by nimble but
complicated rhythmic patterns.
Goverdhana giri dhara-Ragamalika-Adi
This composistion of Narayana Theertha from 'Krishna Leela Tarangini'
describes how Krishna lifted a mountain with his little finger and
sheltered the entire village under it. It also speaks about his boyhood
Maragatha mani maya chela-Aarabi-Adi
This lyric by Uthukadu Venkatasubba Iyer extols the charm of Krishna,
his lure and the luster of his garment.
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