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'Largest' Kuchipudi dance finds way into Guinness Book

PTI  Hyderabad, December 26, 2012
First Published: 12:24 IST(26/12/2012) | Last Updated: 12:28 IST(26/12/2012)

A performance by 5,974 Kuchipudi dancers here has found its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for being the 'largest Kuchipudi dance'.

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The artists of different ages performed to different songs at a time to set the record as part of the 3rd International Kuchipudi Dance Convention here last night.

The event was organised by Silicon Andhra, a cultural organisation run by US-based Telugus, at the GMC Balayogi stadium in Hyderabad.

A representative of the Guinness Book, who observed the event said it was the largest Kuchipudi dance.

The record participation of dancers is the result of painstaking efforts made by the organisers during the last few months.

Kuchipudi, the 600-year-old dance form, originated in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Union minister D Purandeswari, who was present on the occasion, appreciated the efforts of the organisers and the dancers.

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