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Kinetics Kathakali And Kuchipudi

Original price Rs. 1,440.00 - Original price Rs. 1,440.00
Original price
Rs. 1,440.00
Rs. 1,440.00 - Rs. 1,440.00
Current price Rs. 1,440.00
SKU 9114534

0.79 kg

The art forms of Kathakali and Kuchipudi are both captivating classical Indian dances, each boasting a rich history and distinct style, which are explored for their similarities and differences by Vidya Bhavani Suresh, an accomplished musicologist and dance exponent. Yet, they share some underlying principles in their movement vocabulary, while also diverging in specific aspects of their "kinetics," which refers to the use of body movement to convey stories and emotions.

Both Kathakali and Kuchipudi extensively utilize mudras, a system of hand gestures that convey specific meanings and emotions apart from being a vital part of storytelling and emoting a vast range of narratives. Both dance forms encompass the three key elements of Indian classical dance namely Nritta, Nritya, and Natya while they weave stories from mythology, epics, and devotional themes. However, speaking about contrasts, Kathakali, originated in Kerala has dramatic and stylized movements while on the other hand, Kuchipudi which originated in Andhra Pradesh has a lyrical and graceful style.