Kuchipudi

                                KUCHIPUDI  DANCE

                   CERTIFICATE COURSE SYLLABUS

                                  FIRST  YEAR Level – 1

                                               THEORY

  1. Origin of Natya – as per Bharata’s Natya Sastra
  2. Definitions of the following technical terms – Natya, Nrutta, Nrutya, Lasya, Paatra, Apaatra, Kinkini, Sabha
  3. Sloka depicting Sapta Taala
  4. Asamyutha Hastas, their significance and usage (as per Abhinaya Darpana)
  5. Paada Karma – as per Natya Sastra

 

                                              PRACTICAL

  1. Exercises for Male  –  Gunjeelu, Kaali Saamu, Kuppi etc., 

Exercises for Female   related to Anga Vinyasa (related to lasya)

 

2. Practice of the following Pada Bheda:                                                         

  •  Udgha Tita
  •  Sama
  • Agra tala sancharam
  • Anchita   
  • Kunchita
  • Soochi Pada  

 

3. Adugulu – Adavulu

  1. Usi   2.  Taam Tehi hida!  Ttatehi hida   
  2. Tehihi dattaam – 3 types  
  3. Stepping back Nadaka
  4. taam digi dhigitaa / tattahi ttatei – 4 tyes 
  5. Chuttu Adugulu    
  6. Chaukam – 3 types    
  7. taam…….digi 
    Tei………Digi
    Digi digitaa digidigitei
    Taam digi digitaa, tatta digidiogitei
    Taam digi (12) taam digi (12) taam digi (12) taam

    4. tei taa kiTa taka – 20 types
    5. Tatehitta – te hitta
    6.
    kattera naa Tu-4 types
    7.
    manDe koppu
    8. taamta ttadinda
  1. tOm tOm tatha
  2. tittittie
  3. palugudu varusas and some other Adavu and Jati
  4. Item – Vinayaka Kautham

                                    KUCHIPUDI  DANCE

                    CERTIFICATE COURSE SYLLABUS

                                      SECOND  YEAR

                                            THEORY

  1. Indian Dance forms – brief description; Introduction to classical dance forms
  1. Significance of Samyutha Hastas and their usage (Abhinaya Darpana)
  1. Brief description of Chaturvudha Abhinaya (Abhinaya Darpana)
  1. 12 Hasta Prana
  1. Memorising the four slokas: SambhurGowrl 

Tatha….(Names of the Authors of Natya Sastras)

Aangikam Bhuvanam, GururBrahma, Sabha Kalpataru

  1. Siro bedha, Drishti Bedha, their significance and usage as per Abhinaya Darpana
  1. Life history of Siddhendra Yogi and Narayana Teertha



                                           PRACTICAL

  1. Jati swaram, athaana raagam, aadi taala 
  1. tuLuva raajendra sabdam-Jhanutha
  1. Ramayana Sabdam
  1. Krishnam kalaya sakhi – tarangam

                                           KUCHIPUDI  DANCE

                            CERTIFICATE COURSE SYLLABUS

                                      THIRD YEAR – Level 3

                                                     THEORY

  1. Brief history of Kuchipudi Natya: evalution and development of yakshagana, bhagavata mela, Bhamakalapam
  1. Nava ras – their description as per Natya Sastra 
  1. Greeva & Bru bhed – their significance and usages as per Abhinaya Darpana
  1. Significance of uttama-madhyama-adhama Nayakas
  1. Significance and usage of Devata Hastas
  1. Life History of Jayadev and Tyagaraj
  1. Biography of Vedantam Lakshmi Narayana Sastry, Vempati Venkata Narayana,     Chinta Venkatramayya

                                               

                                                  PRACTICAL

  1. One Ramadas Keerthana
  1. Neelamegha Sareera – Tarangam
  1. One Kshetrayya Padam
  1. One Javali of Dharmapuri
  1. One Sloka from Srikrishna Karnamrutam
  1. Practice Jatis with Tala and demonstrate orally, Learn the Raga and Tala of the songs of the dance numbers that they learnt
  1. Mandooka Sabdam

                                      KUCHIPUDI  DANCE

                       CERTIFICATE COURSE SYLLABUS

                                  FOURTH YEAR – Level 4

                                               THEORY

  1. Qualities of Sveeya, Parakeeya and Samanya Nayikaas and AshTa Vidha Nayikaas and their stages.
  2. Significance and usage of Dasavatara Hastas.
  1. Brief description of Lokadharmi and Natyadharmi
  1. Life history of : Kshetrayya, Ramadas, Annamachary, Munipalle Subrahmanya Kavi

 

                                           PRACTICAL

  1. Dasavatara Sabdam
  2. Once Annamayya Keerthana
  1. Any one Padam
  1. Any one Pada Varnam
  1. Devi Stuti Sloka with Abhinayam
  1. Any one Daruvu
  1. One Adhyatma Ramayana Keerthana