Kuchipudi is an Indian classical dance which originated from Andhra Pradesh. This performance usually begins with an introduction of when, where, and who is involved in this scene. In Kuchipudi each characters are introduced themselves with dharavu meaning a small composition of music and dance. The purpose of dharavu is to introduce the identity of each character and set the mood. Kuchipudi music is composed in Carnatic music. The instruments used in Kuchipudi are mridangam, violin, flute, and tambra. Kuchipudi jewelries are unique in style. Temple jewelry is used in Kuchipudi dance. They are very light in weight.
Kuchipudi’s style are versatile from other Indian classical dances. In Kuchipudi there is the Tarangam which is unique in that the dancer holds a plate with two diyas (small oil-burning candles) in her hands while balancing a "kindi" (small vessel) containing water on their head.