List Of States And Their Dance Forms
- There are 29 States in India and each have their own Classical dance forms and Folk dances.
- The given below list contains the state wise dance forms in India.
- Bharatnatyam, Tamil Nadu/South India. Credit: iStock. …
- Kathak, Uttar Pradesh/North India. …
- Kathakali, Kerala/South India. …
- Kuchipudi, Andhra Pradesh/South India. …
- Manipuri, Manipur/Northeast India. …
- Odissi, Odisha/East India.
- India has many dances, coming from every state in the country. Although, there are only six forms of the classical dances recognised by the country on a national level. They are Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, and Odissi. The folk dances of India is much more than mere body movements, from the very ancient times the classical dance forms of India is considered as a discipline and a way to devote yourself to God through art. Let us tell you the traditional tale of one of the wealthiest traditions through the dance culture of India.
- Bharatnatyam, Tamil Nadu
- Kathak, Uttar Pradesh, North India
- Kathakali, Kerala, South India
- Manipuri, Manipur, North East India
- Kuchipudi, Andhra Pradesh
- Odissi, Odisha, East India
- Bhangra/ Gidda, Punjab, North India
- Garba, Gujarat, West India
- Rouf, Kashmir, North India
- Ghoomar, Rajasthan
- Chhau, Mayurbhanj, Odisha
- Bihu, Assam, North-east India
- Lavani, Maharashtra, West India
- Mohiniyattam, Kerala, South India
- Sattriya Dance, Assam, North East India
- Performed on the celestial tunes of the Carnatic music, Bharatnatyam comes from the state of Tamil Nadu in South. The origins of Bharatnatyam can be traced back to 1000 BC, and it originates from the ancient temples of Tamil Nadu performed by the women of the classical period. The dance form is known for its beautiful body movements and gestures which are called Mudras in the traditional language. It focuses on the hand gestures, leg movement and the facial expressions of the dancer. This dance form was very prevalent before the British era but was profoundly depressed during the colonial period. However, India kept the dance form alive in the houses, and today it is recognised as one of the most respectable art forms in India especially in the Southern region of the country where it is a moment of pride for the women of the house to learn the classical dance form of Bharatnatyam.
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