Garba Dance, Gujarat, India

GARBA- GUJARAT

Literally meaning “womb”, is a traditional Indian popular dance form known as “Garba. This dance form celebrated mainly during the auspicious “Navratri” festival was first developed in the state...

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Yakshagana Dance, Karnataka, India

YAKSHAGANA- KARNATAKA

Combining elements such as dance, music, dialogue, costume, and makeup is a traditional Indian dance form known as Yakshagana, which literally when translated means “the nature spirits song”. This...

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LAVANI DANCE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

LAVANI- MAHARASHTRA

Considered to be responsible for the development of Marathi “folk theatre” is a dance form in India known as Lavani.  This highly “rhythmic dance” has originated from the state...

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Mohiniyattam Dance, Kerala, India

MOHINIYATTAM- KERALA

Considered to be “among the most popular classical dance styles” in south of India is the Mohiniyattam. This “Lord Vishnu” dedicated dance form has originated from the state of...

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Manipuri Dance, India

MANIPURI DANCE- MANIPUR

Also known as “Jagoi” is a classical Indian dance form popularly referred to as Manipuri Dance.  This “Raslila” (i.e. dance-drama based on Krishna-Radha love story) based dance form has...

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SATTRIYA DANCE, ASSAM, INDIA

SATTRIYA- ASSAM

Originating from the northeast of India is a traditional dance form (dedicated to Lord Krishna) known as Sattriya/Sattriya Nritiya. This “Vaishnavite” dance form is linked to the state of...

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Odissi Dance, Odisha, India

ODISSI DANCE

Also commonly referred to as “Orisi” is a classical dance form developed in India known as “Odissi”. This “Vaishnavite dance form” has originated from the eastern state of Odisha....

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Kuchipudi Dance, Andhra Pradesh, India

KUCHIPUDI- ANDHRA PRADESH

First developed in Kuchelapuram, a small village in southern India is a classical dance form known as Kuchipudi. This “major Indian classical dance style” has originated from the Krishna...

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Kathak Dance, India

KATHAK- UTTAR PRADESH/RAJASTHAN

Considered to be “one among the group of ten major traditional Indian classical dances” is a dance style/form belonging to North India known as Kathak. This essentially “North Indian”...

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Kathakali Dance, Kerala, India

KATHAKALI- KERALA

A fusion of “dance as well as drama” is what Kathakali, a classical dance style originating from India is all about. This “Drama” centric dance form was developed in...

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