Young Kuchipudi teacher inspires seasoned artistes

Sangeet Natak Academy honoured him with the Utsad Bismillah Khan Award in 2009

Kuchipudi dancer and teacher Chinta Balakrishna

Kuchipudi dancer and teacher Chinta Balakrishna

One of the young Kuchipudi teachers and dancers, Chinta Balakrishna, of the Sri Siddhendra yogi Kuchipudi Kalapeetam is inspiring seasoned and budding artists alike to contribute their role in spreading the art form.

The multifaceted artist, Balakrishna, now stands before the youngsters as a mirror, by displaying the depth and beauty of the traditional classical art form with his performances accompanied by vocal and instrumental and on-stage performances.

In 2009, Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi, awarded him the Utsad Bismillah Khan Yuva Purasakar in Kuchipudi dance category, recognising him as the best promising Kuchipudi dancer. “This recognition for upcoming classical dancers infused a kind of zeal among them, both in Andhra Pradesh and outside, to contribute to the dance form,” Mr. Balakrishna told The Hindu.

Being trained by his father, Natyabhushana China Rama Murthy, in the ‘Gurukula method’, he imbibed the great maestros’ unique quality, mastering in every aspect of Kuchipudi. “My gurus always wanted me to become a complete Kuchipudi artist. It led me to don both men and women characters. I enjoyed playing myriad roles in Bhama Kalapam and Usha Parinayam in Yaksha Ganam and other male characters,” he added.

The teacher-cum seasoned artist is also sound in theory. “Unless a teacher has a deep knowledge of instrumental support and performance, teaching will become a futile exercise,” Mr. Balakrishna believes. He is also simultaneously engaged in research on ‘Kuchipudi Roopanu Rupam – Padma Sri Vedantam Stayanarayana Sarma’, who trained him to became a perfect performer of the woman characters.

He is also one of the leading performers in the two-day dance festival, scheduled to be celebrated at Kuchipudi in February.


‘Unless a teacher has a deep knowledge of instrumental support and performance, teaching will become futile’




Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

About local2globe

Faculty of soft skills, personality development and Humanities. | Hang Time Blog

The official news blog of with commentary and analysis from's staff of writers.


A planet that doesn’t burn, a future that doesn’t suck


Startup and Technology News

The Meat & Potatoes of Life

By Lisa Smith Molinari

Attila Ovari

Loving Life and Inspiring Others

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Fueled by Chocolate

Mostly Mildly Amusing Missives

On The Heath

where would-be writer works with words


Observations of life in France. By an adopted Française.

Cunning Hired Knaves

a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption


food and other morsels...

typical guy, atypical situation

a solid soul trapped inside a broken body

Cenaclul ROMANTICII (Migdale Marius)

Prolog: Poate că Iubirea nu face Pământul să se învârtă... Dar face ca scurta noastră călătorie prin viaţă să merite!

Life Is Like That

Man is only a pilgrim on Earth

C.B. Wentworth

Just following my muse . . .


creativity, news, reblogging, fun...:-)

Lyrical Anarchy

Poetic Justice!


I write about TV and movies. Also sometimes other stuff too.


finding new homes for old goodies

Memoirs of a Dragon

Dragon Thoughts and Quantum Musings

Book Hunger

Good Books and Inspirational Writing

Discovering Different

Like a Fortune Cookie... Without Calories

The Boston Harbor Picayune

The Boston Artists' Life on a Dime -An Online Newspaper

Suzy Blue

the blog


watercolour, drawings, art and paintings

Unconfirmed Bachelorette

Proudly living alone with cats

Good Time Stories

Inspiring and Heartwarming Stories


Fiction & invention are the fabric of life

The Punchy Lands!

Embrace Your PUNCHY Nature

CBS Las Vegas

News/Talk 840 AM KXNT

The Scene Stealer

Taking shots at life

The accidental Blog..

Thoughts... Whatever, whenever!


Sharing and expressing... through words.


life without erasers


The way I see it...

Mustard Seed Budget



Notes from the coast

Be Inspired! ...and Get ArtQuenched!

Quench Your Creative Thirst

Guitarist India

Kapil Srivastava - One of the Best Guitar Players & Top Authors

Word Wabbit

Wrestless Word Wrestler


Just another site

%d bloggers like this: