Articles tagged ‘Kuchipudi’

Yashoda wears a red sari with gold jewelry. One arm is extended in front of her with her thumb lifted. The other arm is near her chest bent at the embow with two fingers extended.

Reclaiming An Invisible Woman’s Dance

Dr. Yashoda Thakore, a Kuchipudi dancer and scholar in India, researches the Kalavantulu, the women temple dancers from Telugu-speaking areas. She describes their historical significance and why she is trying to erase the stigma around them through education.

Maybe I Should Dance

BY UTTARA VALLURI On a damp July evening back in 1994, I walked hand in hand with my grandmother who, if my memory serves me correctly,…