The city of Hyderabad with a history more than 400 years old, has rich background fort and culture as well. Hyderabad showcases vibrant and colourful mix of music and dance. With a rich legacy, performing arts in Hyderabad have always been of utmost importance amongst the rulers.
One of the most important of all the music in Hyderabad is the Carnatic music. Not just Hyderabad, the Carnatic music has been quite popular in all over Andhra Pradesh. The state has produced three pioneers of Carnatic music namely Saint Tyagaraja, Muthuswamy Dikshitar, and Shyama Shastri. The music is still practiced in the Hyderabad with same enthusiasm and dedication. The city has cultural events for various kinds of classical music and dances from time to time.
The first name that comes with the mention of dance forms in Hyderabad is of the Kuchipudi. Kuchipudi is a dance form which also uses some amount of acting which is accompanied by the Carnatic music. In this dance form, mostly mythological tales combined with Carnatic music are performed. Another form of dance in Hyderabad is named as Perini which is one of the dance forms of Lord Shiva. Originated as warrior dance, this dance is performed by a group of people consisting of only males.