Kuchipudi title is believed to have emerged from its origin place called Kuchelpuram village in the Andhra Pradesh state of India. It is one of the eight major Indian traditional dances, and this classical form is very famous in the whole southern region of India. This firmly rooted dance form is an amalgamation of dance, act, and music. Traditionally it was only men oriented style, but eventually, it incorporated women as well. This strong, disciplined, and challenging dance genre requires seven to ten years to achieve complete expertise. Every classical dance form has a different way of portraying emotions and thoughts. Similarly, Kuchipudi represents emotions through storytelling format while entrusting dancers with excellent command over their minds and bodies.
The Kuchipudi is one of the oldest Indian dances like Lasya, Abhinava, and Thandava, consisting of comprehension of various slokas and mantras. In this dance style, every step and movement has equal importance that indicates its balanced nature.
Dancers carry traditional costumes and loud accessories like Bharatnatyam with bold makeup to enhance their expressions and movements.
It is a storytelling dancing art where the leading performer is the narrative who conveys the religious and mythological stories through their strict body movements and expressions.
One of the unique elements of this form is one part where the dancer executes this complex choreography on a brass plate with Carnatic music. This well-known dance form is delightful to watch because of its strong footwork, exciting narrative, and dramatic expressions.