The Andhra Pradesh famous dance and great musical heritage

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Kuchipudi artists without exception were all Brahmans and they were all males.

classical dancing

The Kuchipudi dance which has the sensuousness of Bharatanatyam, the vigor of Kathakali and the directness of Yakshagana, is typically Andhra and one who does not know Telugu can never understand it in the right spirit. The Bhagavata Mela of Melattur in the Tanjore district, Tamil Nadu, is only variation of it. In the past, Kuchipudi artists without exception were all Brahmans and they were all males. Even today, the
outstanding exponent of the style is a Brahmin, Vedantam Satyanarayana, though a number of brilliant girls have also distinguished themselves in this exacting genre of classical dancing which demands an equal mastery over mime, music, footwork and histrionics.

Musical heritage
The contribution of the Andhras to the musical heritage of south India is well-known.
Thyagaraja, Tallapaka, Annamacharyulu, kancharla Gopanna, Kshetragna, Munipalli Subramanyam Kavi (the author of the adhyatma Ramayanam), Melattur Veerabhadraiah, Melattur Kasinathiah and Melattur Venkateswara Sastry-these names are familiar to every lover of south India music, dance and Drama. The Karnatak Musical idiom as we know it today is the gift of the celebrated Trinity: Thyagaraya, Muthuswami Dikshitar and Shyama Sastry. Among the living composers, B. Ramanikata Rao has several musical compositions and full-length operas to his credit.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Oct 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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