Kuchipudi Art Academy

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Vempati Chinna Satyam, a legendary Kuchipudi practitioner came to Madras, from Andhra, in the 1940s. Chennai, being the cultural capital of South India, was the natural choice when Vempati decided to identify a suitable location for his proposed center of art and culture with the focus on revival and reinterpretation of that great Andhra heritage, Kuchipudi. He went on to establish the Kuchipudi Art Academy in Chennai in 1963. Benevolent donations and touring India and abroad led to the birth of the Academy's own building in Adyar, which was inaugurated in 1990.

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