Manju Warrier, Kuchipudi dance, India. Kuchipudi (/kuːtʃiˈpuːdi/) is an Indian classical dance originating in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India, but popular all over South India. According to legend, Tirtha Narayanayati, a sanyasin of Advaitic persuasion and his disciple, an orphan named Siddhendra Yogi founded the Kuchipudi dance-drama tradition. It was popularized by Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and many other dancers.
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A leading exponent of Mohini Attam, Sunanda Nair is considered to be "the prima ballerina among Mohini attam dancer's" and also one of the outstanding performers of the younger generation in India today. She exudes vitality, warmth and endows her dance and enchants the initiated and theuninitiated alike. The movements are full of life and endowed with sensitive lyricism.