India is a country with many different customs and civilizations. Folk art is something that a community or specific location has in common. Although the creators’ identities are lost to time, the aesthetic has endured. View the list of Indian State-specific folk dances below. The dance forms of India is typically divided into two groups: classical dance and folk dance. These dancing styles, according to local customs, emerged in different locations in India.
Indian folk and tribal dances are typically straightforward and performed to express excitement at the change of seasons, a child’s birth, marriages, and festivals. Folk art is something that a community or specific location has in common. Although the creators’ identities are lost to time, the aesthetic has endured.
Most of the time, musicians play instruments and dancers sing to themselves. Each type of folk dance has a distinct beat and clothing, some of which are quite vibrant and have elaborate jewels and decorations.
Dance forms of India: Indian folk dances
Indian folk dances are a reflection of the history, customs, and culture of the local area.
Folk dances are typically performed during the celebrations of the respective community, such as weddings, festivals, and births. In India, there are numerous varieties of folk dances.
The following is a list of Indian folk dances:
|Andhra Pradesh||Vilasini Natyam, Kuchipudi, Andhra Natyam, Veeranatyam, Dappu, Lambadi, Tappeta Gullu, Dhimsa, Bhamakalpam, Kolattam, Butta Bommalu.|
|Gujarat||Garba, Dandiya Ras, Tippani Juriun, Bhavai.|
|Assam||Bihu, Natpuja, Maharas, Kaligopal, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Bagurumba, Tabal Chongli, Bichhua, Canoe, Jhumura Hobjanai|
|Bihar||Jata-Jatin,Panwariya, Sama Chakwa, Bakho-Bakhain, Bidesia.|
|Haryana||Jhumar, Phag, Daph, Dhamal, Loor, Gugga, Khor, Gagor.|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Rauf, Kud Dandi Nach, Hikat, Damali, Mandjas.|
|Kerala||Kathakali (Classical), Kaikottikali, Ottam Thulal, Mohiniattam.|
|Odisha||Odissi (Classical), Ghumara, Munari, Chhau, Painka, Savari.|
|Punjab||Giddha, Daff, Dhaman, Bhangra, Bhand, Naqual.|
|Himachal Pradesh||Jhali, Chharhi, Jhora, Dhaman, Mahasu, Nati, Dangi, Chhapeli.|
|Karnataka||Suggi, Kunitha, Karga, Yakshagan, Lambi, Huttari.|
|Maharashtra||Lavani, Koli, Lezim, Gafa, Nakata, Dahikala Dasavtar or Bohada.|
|West Bengal||Gambhira, Dhali, Kathi, Jatra, Mahal, Baul, Marasia, Keertan.|
|Rajasthan||Chakri, Ganagor, Jhuma, Suisini, Jhulan Leela, Ghapal, Ghumar, Kalbeliya.|
|Uttar Pradesh||Nautanki, Kajri, Jhora, Raslila, Chappeli, Jaita.|
|Goa||Koli, Dekhni, Fugdi, Shigmo, Tarangamel, Ghode, Modni, Ranmale, Samayi nrutya, Jagar, Gonph, Tonnya mell.|
|Tamil Nadu||Bharatanatyam, Kolattam, Kumi, Kavadi.|
|Uttarakhand||Garhwali, Kajari, Jhora, Raslila, Kumayuni, Chappeli.|
|Madhya Pradesh||Selabhadoni, Jawara, Matki, Aada, Phulpati, Grida Dance, Selalarki,Khada Nach, Maanch.|
|Chhattisgarh||Gaur Maria, Raut Nacha,Vedamati, Pandwani, Kapalik, Bharthari Charit, Panthi,Chandaini.|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Popir, Buiya, Pasi Kongki,Chalo, Wancho, Ponung, Bardo Chham.|
|Meghalaya||Nongkrem,Ka Shad Suk Mynsiem, Laho.|
|Jharkhand||Alkap, Jhitka, Danga, Karma Munda, Agni, Jhumar, Janani Jhumar, Paika, Phagua, Mundari Dance,Mardana Jhumar, Sarhul, Barao, Hunta Dance, Domkach, Ghora Naach.|
|Manipur||Thang Ta, Lai Haraoba, Pung Cholom, Nupa Dance, Dol Cholam, Khamba Thaibi, Raslila, Khubak Ishei, Lhou Sha.|
|Mizoram||Khuallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Cheraw Dance, Chawnglaizawn, Par Lam, Sarlamkai/Solakia,Zangtalam, Tlanglam.|
|Lakshadweep||Lava, Parichakali, Kolkali.|
|Nagaland||Gethinglim, Rangma, Zeliang, Temangnetin, Bamboo Dance, Nsuirolians, Hetaleulee.|
|Sikkim||Chu Faat Dance, Tashi Yangku Dance, Sikmari, Chutkey Naach, Singhi Chaam or the Snow Lion Dance, Denzong Gnenha, Yak Chaam, Khukuri Naach, Maruni Dance.|
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