Which is the most popular dance form in India?l
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