What are the characteristics of Native American dance?
Gestures, body positions and head movements are emphasized in Indian dance. The use of the hands, fingers and eyes are of primary importance. There are almost a thousand specific hand movements and signs ( mudras). They often have a codified meaning that are known to the audiences that watch the dances.
India has many dances, coming from every state in the country, although there are only six forms of the classical dances recognised by India on a national level. They are Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, and Odissi.
Top 12 Most Popular Dance Forms of India
Dances in traditional Indian culture permeated all facets of life, but its outstanding function was to give symbolic expression to abstract religious ideas.
In Hindu mythology, dance is believed to have been conceived by Brahma. Brahma inspired the sage Bharata Muni to write the Natya Shastra, a treatise on performing arts, from which a codified practice of dance and drama emerged.
Nataraja, (Sanskrit: “Lord of the Dance”) the Hindu god Shiva in his form as the cosmic dancer, represented in metal or stone in many Shaivite temples, particularly in South India. Shiva Nataraja at the Brihadishvara Temple, Thanjavur, India.
6 Classical Dances of India
Today, on the occasion of International Dance Day, let’s travel through India via its famous classical dance forms.
The correct answer is Khoria dance. The Khoria dance is performed only by women at weddings and festivals.
Among the list of the most famous dance styles in the world; the Hip-hop Dance, Tap Dance, Belly Dance, Kathak Dance, Salsa, Yangko Dance, Ballet, Bhangra Dance and many more are well-known. Here are some of the world-famous dance styles (in no particular order).