Dance in India

baratha-natyamClassical Dance

Dance, like music, is a deeply rooted part of Indian culture. The earliest written traces of it are in the Vedas and the Natya Shastra, an ancient treatise of the performing arts. It lays down the foundations of Indian theatre and is regarded as the fifth Veda…

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folk-dance-indiaFolk Dance

Indian tribal and folk dances are performed on many different occasions such as rites of passage, changes of season and religious and cultural festivals.Some of them are by no means simple entertaining dances but have all the technical prowess of Indian classical dance and require years of learning and practice. They are usually taught within families or the community…

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