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POPULAR CLASSICAL DANCES

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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 POPULAR CLASSICAL DANCES

 

POPULAR INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCES

 

 

Kathakali                                       A classical dance drama from Kerala which is  

                                                         dramatic rather than narrative in character.

 

Kathak                                            From north India, is an urban sophisticated dance. It  

                                                          was earlier identified with the court traditions.  

                                                          Mix of many folk traditions,  representing the

                                                          dance-drama of Krishna- Leela and                                                            

                                                          court traditions.

 

Bharatnatyam                               Is associated with Tamil Nadu. Essentially a

                                                          solo dance,  accompanied by Carnatic music.

 

Odissi                                              Originated in Odisha. It is parallel to                                                             

                                                          Bharatnatyam, with the poetic work "Gita Govinda"  

                                                          dominating the content of the dance style.

 

Kuchipudi                                       It originated in Andhra Pradesh.

 

Mohiniattam                                    Originated in Kerala  

 



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