Kuchipudi practical lessons will be taught by Dr. Vedantam Radheshyam, who is one of the most dynamic dance Gurus hailing from the traditional Kuchipudi Family and Guru Vyjayanthi Kashi, who has an experience of over 35 years in the field of dance. Vyjayanthi Kashi will be assisted by her daughter & disciple Prateeksha Kashi, who has successfully completed her Masters in Kuchipudi.
By using the ancient wisdom and modern technology to bring about a deeper knowledge of dance, this course introduces narration of stories from epics and Puranas to make it enjoyable and enriching for the students. Dr. K Nagaraja Rao, who is currently pursuing D.Lit (Post PhD) in Mahabharata will be handling this subject.
Kuchipudi hailing from the land of Andhra Pradesh, it becomes essential for a student to understand the nativity and language of the land. Hence, we have introduced Telugu as part of the course with an intention to help the students better understand the compositions in Kuchipudi which are primarily in Telugu or Sanskrit. Dr. K Nagaraja Rao will be the resource person for Telugu as well.
The theoretical aspects of dance will be taught by Smt. Roopashree Madhusudan, who is a master degree holder in Sanskrit with five gold medals from the University of Mysore and a well-known theoretician in the field of dance.
Tarangams and Social Anthropology of Dance will be taught by Dr. Sailaja Desai who holds a Ph.d from Central University, Hyderabad.
Other subjects will be taught by expert guest faculty.