Classical dance of India

Only Eight Indian dance forms are recognised with classical status by The Sangeet Natak Akademi.

  1. Bharatanatyam – originating in Tamil Nadu
  2. Odissi – originating in Orissa
  3. Kuchipudi – originating in Andhra Pradesh
  4. Mohiniaattam – originating in Kerala, performed by women
  5. Sattriya – originating in Assam, conferred classical status most recently
  6. Kathakali – originating in Kerala, performed by men
  7. Kathak – originating in Northern Indian
  8. Manipuri– originating in Manipur

Other art dances yet to be conferred as classical dances

  1. Gaudiya Nritya – Bengali art dance
  2. Andhra Natyam – Telugu art dance
  3. Vilasini Nrityam/Natyam – Telugu art dance
  4. Kerala Natanam – Kerala classical dance

Bharatanatyam – originating in Tamil Nadu

Odissi – originating in Orissa

Kuchipudi – originating in Andhra Pradesh

Mohiniaattam

Sattriya – originating in Assam, conferred classical status most recently

Kathakali – originating in Kerala, performed by men

 

Kathak – originating in Northern Indian

Manipuri– originating in Manipur

Gaudiya Nritya – Bengali art dance

Andhra Natyam – Telugu art dance

Vilasini Nrityam/Natyam – Telugu art dance

Kerala Natanam – Kerala classical dance

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