Kuchipudi practise

The basics of Kuchipudi are based on steps (elements in dance), jathies (combination of steps) , solo and group items, and on dance-dramas.

In Vempatti Chinna Satyam Kuchipudi dance style we practise:

-1st half steps (traditional steps based on 4 bits );

-2nd half steps (traditional steps based on 3,4,5,7,9 bits polished by master);

-1st half jathies (traditional jathies on Adi talam – 8bits circle polished by master);

-2nd half jathies (jathies composed and introduced by master Vempati Chinna Satyam on 3,5,7,9 bits);

– numbers of solo and group items, as well as dance dramas ( in our school we teach items choreographed by Vempati Chinna Satyam, Vempati Ravi Shankar and lenalaxmi);

Kuchipudi solo items (text and its meanings):

Pushpanjali

Krishna Shabdam