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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Bharatnatyam, India

BHARATANATYAM- TAMIL NADU

It is in the renowned Sanskrit text called “Natya Shastra” that the fundamentals of an Indian dance form known as “Bharatanatyam” were first prescribed. This style (supposed to be...

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