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Which is the most popular dance form in India?l

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Asked by anantharaman, 01 Sep '12 07:00 pm
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India offers a number of classical Indian dance forms, each of which can be traced to different parts of the country. Each form represents the culture and ethos of a particular region or a group of people. The criteria for being considered as classical is the style's adherence to the guidelines laid down in Natyashastra by the sage Bharata Muni, which explains the Indian art of acting. Acting or natya is a broad concept which encompasses both drama and dance.

Indian classical dance is a misnomer, as actually dance refers to natya, the sacred Hindu musical theatre styles. Its theory can be traced back to the Natya Shastra of Bharata Muni (400 BC). The Sangeet Natak Akademi currently confers classical status on eight "dance" forms: Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniaattam, Sattriya, Kathak, Kathakali.

The dance style performed by Sri Krishna and 108 gopi's in Vrindavan is called rasa-lila, and is considered as a form of devotional dance.

There are hundreds of Ind ...more
Answered by Psycho, 01 Sep '12 07:01 pm

 
  
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Its yakshagana dance...............:-) after dis i think kuchipudi and bharathanatyam...:-)
Answered by Bhuvana, 01 Sep '12 10:03 pm

 
  
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Kuchipudi and Bharathanatyam....!
Answered by Dil Se, 01 Sep '12 08:06 pm

 
  
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Right from Bharatnatyam to kuchipudi to kathak to kadakali to mohiniattam to bhangra to garbha to dandiya and the list is endless!!!
Answered by Vishwanath V, 01 Sep '12 07:38 pm

 
  
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Bharath Natyam, Kathakali, odyssey,Kuchipidi
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 03 Sep '12 03:44 pm

 
  
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