Different Classical dance form of India

India is famous for its cultural legacy. Dance, music has always been a part of Indian culture. Classical dance has a huge contribution to our Indian culture. There is various type of classical dance form in all over India. Different religion has its form of classical dance. Indian classical dance, or Shastriya Nritya, is an umbrella stretch for different performance fine art rooted in different religious Hindu musical theatre styles, whose concept and preparation can be marked out from the Sanskrit text Natya Shastra. Around 8 forms of classical dance have documented by the Sangeet Natak Academy and the Ministry of Culture.


Bharatnatyam is a very old and famous classical dance form. As it is known as the mother of many dance forms. It is originated in the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu. This is mostly categorized by a graphic of stories of Hindu religious spiritual and themes thoughts represented by the performers with their great gestures and amazing footwork. The entertainers dress up more or less alike Tamil Hindu newlyweds with tailor-made sarees and customary jewelry beautifying the head, ear, nose, and face. If you are interested on Bharatnatyam click on ‎Bharathnatyam classes in Velachery.


Kathak is originated in the western and northern parts of the country. Its name like kathak because of traveling poetasters knew as ‘Kathakars’ who used to roam around and describe stories in the method of dance and music. The performers express the stories through hand and eye movements, facial expressions and co-ordinated foot. For dance classes click on ‎Dance classes in Velachery.


Odissi is also another dance form. It is a very pre-eminent traditional dance from Odisha. This dance form also instigated from the temples of the region and has contacts with spirituality. Poses of this dance form can be seen celebrated in sites of not just Hindu worth, but also that of Buddhist and Jain. Religious ideas and choruses are conveyed with impeccable body activities, and gestures and sign languages. The female performers attire silk sarees of local designs like Sambalpuri and Bankai and the male costume dhotis possession the upper body simply.


This form is a kind of drama or dance evolving from Kerala. This is also an additional ‘story-telling’ type of dance. Although Kathakali is also categorized by musical movements and amazing facial expressions, there is one thing that sets it apart. The performers’ attire masks of bright and multipart designs and effects of the customary martial fine art of Kerala can be seen in the movements. The makeup includes the intricate face masks, headdresses and painted faces. The dancers characterize demons, gods, animals, etc.


Kuchipudi dance form is originated from Kuchipudi, a small village of Andhra Pradesh. The most important thing is its origins in the ‘Natya Shastra’. This form was also experienced by traveling bards and temples for spiritual drives. Presentations are centered mainly on Lord Krishna and Vaishnavism. The male performers costume dhotis and the female dancer attire colorful sarees which is stitched with a fancy cloth which opens like a hand fan, and with light makeup and jewelry.

There is three more classical dance form present in India. They are Sattriya, Manipuri, Mohiniattam. These are the 8 famous classical dance forms in India which are old and famous in all over the World.

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