Padyani Dance, Kerala, India

PADAYANI- KERALA

Padayani which literally means “row of warriors” is a dance form belonging to the southern part of India. Performed in honour of “Bhadrakali” (i.e. an avatar of Lord Shiva)...

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OPPANA DANCE, KERALA, INDIA

OPPANA- KERALA

Mainly performed by a community known as “Mappila” in the southern part of India is a dance form called Oppana.  This dance form belonging to the “Muslim community” has...

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MARGAMKALI DANCE, KERALA, INDIA

MARGAMKALI- KERALA

Usually performed by the “Saint Thomas Christians” in south of India is a dance form known as Margamkali. The dance has been developed by the “Syrian Catholics” in the...

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DUFFMUTTU DANCE, KERALA, INDIA

DUFFMUTTU- KERALA

Also known as “Dubhmuttu” is a form of dance originating from the Malabar region in the south of India called Duffmuttu. This “Arabic styled” dance has been developed in...

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CHAKYAR KOTHU DANCE, KERALA, INDIA

CHAKYAR KOTHU- KERALA

Comprising of “theatrical elements” is a dance style originating from south India referred to as Chakyar Kothu. This “minimalistic” dance form developed in the state of Kerala essentially emphasizes...

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VEERAGASE DANCE, KARNATAKA, INDIA

VEERAGASE- KARNATAKA

“Highly energetic” is the ideal way to describe a dance form called Veeragase belonging to south India. This “highly intense” dance form has been developed in the state of...

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DHAMAL DANCE, RAJASTHAN, INDIA

DHAMAL- RAJASTHAN

Performed mainly during the colourful festival of “Holi” is a dance form belonging to west India known as Dhamal. Also referred to as “Chang” this dance form is said...

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RAAS LEELA DANCE, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

RAAS LEELA- UTTAR PRADESH

Also known as “Rasa” is a dance form belonging to the north of India known as Raas Leela. This “Lord Krishna dedicated” dance style derives its origins from sacred...

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FUGDI DANCE, GOA, INDIA

FUGDI- GOA

Fugdi is an Indian folk dance originating from the “Konkan” region which is the costal region of the states of Goa and Maharashtra. This essentially “women oriented” dance form...

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