Learn the foundation of Kuchipudi with Dr. Shailija Desai. In this course, you will understand the Classical Dance of Kuchipudi using vocabulary, shlokas, and techniques.
Dr. Sailaja Desai, is a Classical Dance Performer, a Member of the International Dance Council, and an Executive Committee Member of Powai Fine Arts. She has performed extensively in India and abroad for the past 35 years and also conducted many lectures and demonstrations on Kuchipudi.
Who is this ideal for:
For beginners looking to build a strong foundation in Kuchipudi or a connection with the culture of Andhra Pradesh.
No of Sessions: 10
Ep 1. Basics like understanding the significance of Kuchipudi, namaskar, walk, face movements, arms
Ep 2. Venuka Naatu, 2 beat steps, 3 beat steps
Ep 3. Basic steps with hastaks and drills
Ep 4. Other dance styles of the region and its influence on Kuchipudi
Ep 5. Intermediate steps
Ep 6. Jattis and intermediate movements
Ep 7. Evolution of Kuchipudi Dance form
Ep 8. Shloka Abhinaya
Ep 9. Approach to learning Kuchipudi
Basics like understanding the significance of Kuchipudi, namaskar, walk, face movements, arms
Venuka Naatu, 2 beat steps, 3 beat steps
Basic steps with hastaks and drills
Other dance styles of the region and their influence on Kuchipudi
Jattis and intermediate movements
Evolution of the Kuchipudi Dance form
Approach to learning Kuchipudi