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Kuchipudi Workshop

Kalakunj successfully held the first workshop of the SHAKTI: The Divine Energy and Power project supported by an Arts Council England grant based on the Kuchipudi genre of Indian classical dance on 4/5 September 2021. The project was led by the exemplary artist, Arunima Kumar who introduced the attendees to the basic techniques or 'adavus', hand gestures or 'mudras', songs or 'shlokas', short rhythmic patterns of movements or ‘theermanams’ and ‘jathis’ before culminating into a specific SHAKTI themed dance piece, JAI DURGE KEERTHANAM interspersed with learning about the history and the origin of the particular dance form along with its relevance today.

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