The Cadences of Kuchupudi
Mathurya Murali - An Exposition of Tarangams
Kuchupudi 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
Kuchupudi 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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