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Histrionic Expressions in Kuchipudi Dance

P. Rama Devi, Padinjyarayil Publications, 2011, pbk, 304 p, $50.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Histrionic Expressions in Kuchipudi Dance

Contents: I. Ist year syllabus 1. Origin of dance- according to Natyasastra. 2. Deffinitions: Nrtta, Nrtya, Nrutya, Tandava, Lasya, Patra, Apatra, Kinkini and Sabha. 3. Sapta Tala sloka and its description. 4. Definision and usages of Asamyuta hastas-according to Abhinaya Darpanam. 5. Explanation about the Dwadasa Hasta Pranas. 6. Padakarma-according to Natyasastra.

II Year syllabus: 1. The art of Indian dance and its evolution into classical dance forms. 2. The definition and usages of Samyutha hastas according to Abhinaya Darpana. 3. Chathurvidha Abhinaya-according to Abhinaya Darpana. 4. Slokas: a). Sloka on the names of Natya Sastrakartha. ii). Angikam Bhuvanam. iii). Gururbhahma. iv. Sabha kalpatharurbhathi. 5. Siro and Drsti Bhedas.
 
III Year Syllabus: 1. i. History of Kuchipudi dance. ii. Bhamakalapam. iii. Yakshagana. iv. Bhagavatha Mela Nataka-origin and development. 2. Navarasas. 3. Definition and usages of Bhru and Griva Bhedas. 4. Uthama, Madhyama and Adhama Nayikas. 5. Definition and usages of Devatha hasthas. 6. Biographies: i. Kshethrayya. ii. Narayana Teertha. iii. Jaya Deva. iv. Munipalle Subrahmanya Kavi. 5. Siddhendra Yogi. 6. Bhadrachala Ramadasu. 7. Thyagaraja.

4 th Year syllabus: 1. Explain Bhava, Vibhava, Anubhava Sthayi, Sanchari, Sathvika Bhavas. 2. Characteristics of Sweeya, Parakeeya and Samanya Nayika and describe Astavidha Nayika Avasthas. 3. Explain Dasavathara Hastas and usages. 4. Explain Lokadharmi and Natyadharmi. 5. Biographies and their contribution in the development of Kuchipudi dance: Vedantham Lakshmi Narayana Sastry, Chintha Venkata Ramayya, Vempati Venkata Narayana, Bhagavathula Vissayya.

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