|Indian Dance Forms|
KATHAKKathak is one of the classical dance forms of India that involves fast footwork and spins. 'Kathak' is derived from the Sanskrit word katha meaning story. The dance began centuries ago with professional story-tellers called kathakas’, who sang stories with some elements of dance.
BHARAT NATYAMBharatNatyam is a classical dance form from the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, practiced predominantly in modern times by women. It has three main aspects:
Natya - the dramatic art of story-telling
Nritta - pure dance movements, as a medium of visual depiction of rhythms
Nritya - combination of abhinaya and nritta
Odisi which originates from the state of Orissa is the oldest surviving dance form of India. It is distinguished from other classical Indian dance forms by the importance it places upon the Tribhangi (literally: three parts break), the independent movement of head, chest and pelvis and upon the basic square stance known as Chauka or Chouka that symbolizes Lord Jagannath.
INDIAN FOLK DANCESA glimpse into Indian Folk Dances
Dances of Rajasthan
Kalbelia, Chari, Ghoomar, Fire Dance, Kachhi Gori
Dances of Gujarat
Dances of Punjab
Dances of Manipur
Dances of Maharashtara
Dances of Assam