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Indian Traditional Dance Forms

As a highly diverse nation, India has over 100 dance forms. Of them, 9 dance forms are recognized as Indian Classical Dance forms. They are Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, Kathakali, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Sattriya, and Chhau. You can find articles on each of these 9 Classical Indian dance forms below. We will try to write articles on other dance forms as well in the future.

These 9 Indian Traditional Dance forms have been practiced in the country for several centuries and the performers of these dance forms often tell stories through their dance and expressions. Before the entry of the film industries, people used to watch the stories and morals through these dance performances. Most of the regional film industries in India emerged through these story telling roots. Hollywood has huge impact on Indian film industry and the way films are made but the ancient roots of songs and dance to depict emotion has never vanished. Some people ask why Indian movies have songs and dance in between. Now you know the answer!

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