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.
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.