2800 Kuchipudi Dancers set Largest Kuchipudi Dance Guinness World Record

2,800 dancers performed Kuchipudi dance to set Guinness World Record, Honorable President of India, Pratibha Patil was present to be witness of Kuchipudi dance of 2,800 dancers.

The Guinness Book of World Records official, who was present at the venue declared that it was the new Guinness World record for the largest Kuchipudi dance.

At the GMC Balayogi Stadium, Gachibowli, Artists who were hailing from 15 countries and different parts of Andhra Pradesh performed the dance, Hindola Thillana' at the concluding programme of the three-day 2nd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention.

The dancers, mostly girls who were dressed in colorful costumes had given performance of 11-minute, Vempati Chinna Satyam, eminent exponent of the classical art form had scripted and choreographed the Kuchipudi dance.

After watching the record breaking Kuchipudi dance, despite not having scheduled to speak, Ms. Patil could not resist congratulating the participants for their Guinness accomplishment. She gave compliments to participants from 15 countries. She stated, “the figure of 2,800 was not correct and the name of Union Minister of State for Human Resources Development, D. Purandeswari, must be added, in an indirect reference to her performance on Saturday”, “You have brought laurels to India”

E.S.L. Narasimhan, Governor stated, “it was a matter of pride that Kuchipudi was known all over the world and stressed the need for protecting the country's culture and traditions.”

The organizers were appreciated by Chief Minister, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy for making the dance form known internationally.


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