Musical Instruments There are lots of different kinds of instruments used in playing music for the Kathak dance; such as Babsuri, Dilruba, Harmonium, sitar, tabla, tanpura, Ghungharu .
Kuchipudi is the classical dance form from South-East India.
It means dancing with a story.
It derives its name from the village of Kuchelapuram.
in this dance, both men and women can perform it like the Kathak dance. In the past, sometimes the female roles were played by men, because women were not allow to participate in this dance.
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The technique of Kuchipudi makes use of fast rhythmic footwork and sculpture-like body movements. Stylized mime, hand gestures, and facial expressions are the most important strategies.
Musical Instruments During the Kuchipudi dance performance the artists use the same instruments that musicians use during the Kathak dance. But there are some other instruments that are only used in Kuchipudi; these include Mridangam, Violin, Surpeti,Kanjira, and Manjira.
Folk Dance Folk dance is performed during many occasions that include celebrating the different seasons, birth of children, weddings and festivals.
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Some dances are performed separately by men and women while in some performances men and women dance together. Each form of folk dance has a specific costume and rhythm. Most of the costumes are colorful with extensive jewels and designs.