Dance Form of All-State
There are 29 States in India and each has its 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 classical dances recognized by the country on a national level. They are Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, and Odissi. The folk dances of India are 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
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 Carnatic music, Bharatnatyam comes from the state of Tamil Nadu in the 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 movements, and 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 recognized 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.