INDIAN DANCES – ALL CLASSICAL AND FOLK FORMS

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ALL FORM OF CLASSICAL AND FOLK INDIAN DANCES

India is a land of varieties, with the oldest civilization and tradition India has lots of verity in dance forms. Different dances forms invented in different states of India developed according to the local traditions. Indian dances are broadly divided into Classical dances and Folk dances. Classical dance is all about rich formal movements, highly formalized, steps and poses it all categorised by its beauty and accuracy of movement, these classical dances are for illumination. On other hand folk dances is a simple dance form meant by group performance created for motivation, these are funnier and free and all about energy and power.

INDIAN DANCES

INDIAN DANCES

 

STATE – WISE CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCES

STATES

CLASSICAL DANCE – FORMS

Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi
Assam Sattriya
Kerala Mohiniyattam, Kathakali
Manipur Thang Ta, Manipuri
Northern India (Uttar Pradesh) Kathak
Odisha Odissi
Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand Chhau
Tamil Nadu Bharatanatyam
West Bengal Gaudiya Nritya

 

STATE – WISE FOLK INDIAN DANCES

STATES

FOLK DANCE FORMS

Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi, Ghantamardala, Ottam Thedal, Mohiniattam, Kolattam
Assam Bihu, Bichhua, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel gopal, Tabal chongli, Canoe, Jhumura habjanai, Ali ali ligang
Arunachal Pradesh Bardo chham
Bihar Jata-jatin, Bakho-Bakhain, Panwariya, Sama- chakwa, Bidesia
Chhatisgarh Panthi, Raut Nacha
Gujarat Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani juriun, Bhaval, Padhar
Haryana Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor
Himachal Pradesh Kinnauri Nati, Namgen, Jhora, Jhali, Chhari, Dhaman Chhapeli, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi
Jammu & Kashmir Rauf, Hikat, Mandjas, Kud Dandi Nach, Damali
Jharkhand Karma
Karnataka Yakshagan, Huttari, Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Lambi, Bayalata
Kerala Kathakali, Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam, Kaikottikali
Lakshadweep Lava
Madhya Pradesh Tertali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki dance, Phulpatti dance, Grida dance, Maanch, Gaur maria dance
Mizoram Cheraw dance
Manipur Thang ta, Dhol cholom
Maharashtra Lavani, Nakata, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada, Pavri
Odisha Odissi, Savari, Ghumara, Paika, Munari, Chhau, Gotipua, Sambalpuri
Puducherry Garadi
Paschima Banga Kathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Marasia, Mahal, Kirtan
Punjab Bhangra, Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Malwai, Jhumar, Karthi, Kikli, Sammi, Dandass, Ludi, Jindua
Rajasthan Ghumar, Chakri, Gangaur, Jhulan, Leela, Jhuma, Suisini, Ghapal, Kalbelia
Sikkim Singhi chham
Tamil Nadu Bharatnatyam, Kumi, Kolattam, Kavadi, Karagattam, Theru koothu, Bommal attam, Puliyaattam, Oyilattam
Tripura Hojagiri
Uttar Pradesh Nautanki, Raslila, Kajri, Jhora, Chhapeli, Jaita
Uttarakhand Garhwali, Kumayuni, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Chappelikolattam

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