India has a very rich culture of dance and music, Traditional, classical, folk and Tribal dances style. These Incredible traditional dances of India are originated during the ancient times and considered the mother art of classical dances. The Classical Dances of India includes Bharatanatyam, the oldest form of the classical dance in the country and one of the Most Popular Classical Dance in India and ancient in Natya Shastra.
Bharata Natyam is considered to the oldest form of dance and mother of all other style of classical dance in India.
The classical Indian dance Bharatanatyam originated from the art of temple dancers in the South India state of Tamil Nadu. Bharatanatyam is reworked form of dance from the traditional sadir and combination of expression, music ,beat and dance. It is one of the most popular styles of dance performed by male and female dancers.
Kathak originated from Uttar Pradesh, it is one of the eight forms of ancient classical dances of India. The famous Kathak dance is derived from Katha or story-tellers, people who narrate stories during the dance.
Kathakali is one of the most attracting classical Indian dance-dramas, performed by well trained artist. Kathakali originated Kerala in the 17th centur,y and got popular at every corner of India.
The attractive make-up, detailed gestures and elaborate costumes of the characters along with body movements with playback music are best experience to watch.
This classical Indian dance form originated Andhra Pradesh state and got its name from Kuchipudi village near the Bay of Bengal.
Kuchipudi is the most popular traditional dance form in South India performed with violin, flute and the tambura instruments and the characters first introduces them self by the dharavu.
Manipuri dance form is one of the major classical dance forms of India,originates from the north-eastern state Manipur. Manipuri themes are based to the Raslila act of Radha and Krishna and is purely religious along with spiritual experience.
Odissi is the oldest surviving dance form in India, originating from the state of Orissa. The Odissi dance form is known for its style, and the independent movement of the head, chest and pelvis. Odissi Dance is a traditional and ancient style of dance performed in temples.
Mohiniyattam is another classical dance style from Kerala state and one of the eight principal Indian classical dance. Mohiniyattam is a popular dance form, with a drama in dance, performed with subtle gestures and footwork.