The age-old culture of India has given birth to various forms of folk dances, coming from the unique diversity that the nation has. The diversity in culture and tradition is well reflected in the folk dances. All the popular dances in India forms from different states portray some expression of life and almost every dance posture has a specific meaning. A D V E R T I S E M E N T
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Kathak (Hindi: कथक, Urdu: کتھک) is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms, originated from northern India. This dance form traces its origins to the nomadic bards of ancient northern India, known as Kathaks or storytellers. These bards, performing in village squares and temple courtyards, mostly specialized in the story of mythological and moral tales of the scriptures, and embellished their recitals with hand gestures and facial expressions. It was par excellence the theater, the use of instrumental and vocal music along with stylized gestures that give life to stories. Its current form contains the remains of temple and ritual dances, and the influence of bhakti movement. Since the 16th century onwards absorbs certain characteristics of dance and dance Persian Central Asia that were imported by the royal courts of the Mughal era. Kathakali
Kathakali is a highly stylized classical Indian dance-drama is notable for the attractive composition of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and body movements produced clear-cut in line with the anchor of music playback and additional percussion. It originated in the state of current country of Kerala in the 17th century and has been developed over the years with improved appearance, smooth movements and sing song plus added more ornate and precise drums. One sees the combination of music, painting, acting, dancing in this dance.. Bharatnatyam...