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Indian Dance Forms

India is a country of dance and song. Its traditions and cultures are interwined with music, festivities and dance. Indian Dance Forms are a combination of the traditional intermingled with folk and the classical forms of dance.

8 forms of Indian Classical dance forms are recognised in India. Indian classical dance has its origins in historical context some reaching out to 400 BC. These dances have drama and acting within the dancing sequence and are richly marked with facial expressions.

While dance in India originated in temples of kings, it has been passed on through generations. Classical dance forms such as Bharatnatyam have been revived and given greater impetus. The Indian Government recognises 11 forms of classical dance. Folk dances are popular within the sub-regions across states such as at the Ramlila in Uttar Pradesh.

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