How is Kuchipudi different from Bharatanatyam?
The main difference between Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi is that Bharatnatyam is the cultural dance of Tamil Nadu, while Kuchipudi is the traditional dance of Andhra Pradesh. Bharatnatyam has more precise and rhythmic steps, while Kuchipudi has more graceful and rounded steps.
When did Indian dance start?
History of Indian Dance
Dances performed in India are said to have their origins in dances and rituals of the period of the Vedas, which date back to around 1000 B.C. The earliest Indian religious texts describe creation in terms of dance.