In Kuchipudi dance, stories from traditional Indian mythology are communicated through hand gestures, foot movements and rhythmic syllables. Exotic and beautiful, these dances convey a rich culture and history and offer a captivating way for students to understand the essential elements of stories. Once students master the gestures, they will combine them with speech, song, mime and movement to tell a story. The techniques of Kuchipudi can be applied to stories of all types, from all cultures—a useful and effective technique for building literacy.
Sasikala Penumarthi is the Founder & Director of the Academy of Kuchipudi Dance Inc.
She is one of the foremost experts in classical Indian Kuchipudi dance and has toured all over India, the United States of America, Canada, Russia, and Europe.
To share this beautiful and unusual dance style, she presents introductory classes, lecture demonstrations, full semester courses, master classes, solo performances, group performances, and dance dramas with taped music or live orchestra involving over twenty-five artists.
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microphone (if needed in performance space)
One Class: $100
Two Classes: $130
Three Classes: $165
Four Classes: $195