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Indian Dance and Dancers




Dance is an important part of Indian culture. In India people of different states have different cultures. There are different types of dances for different states according to their culture. Kuchipudi is one of the famous dances of Andhra Pradesh, where Bharatnatyam of Tamil Nadu is a popular and well known dance in India. Dance is a kind of things that can entertain people very much. Letís take a look on some famous dances and their dancers.


Dances of different states in India

StateDances
Andhra Pradesh: Kuchipudi, Kollattam
Arunachal pradesh: Bardo Chham
Assam: Bihu, Jhumur nach, Bagurumba
Jharkhand: Chhau, karma
Chhattisgarh: Panthi, Raut Nacha
Gujrat: Garba, Padhar, Dandiya Raas/Stick dance, Tippani folk dance
Himachal Pradesh: Nati, Kinnauri nati, Namgen
Jammu and Kashmir: Rauf, Hikat, Dumhal
Karnataka: Yakshagana, Hattari
Kerala: Kathakali, Kaikottikali, Mohiniattam
Madhya Pradesh: Karma, Tertali, Charkula, Jawara, Matki dance, Phulpati dance, Grida dance, Maanch, Gaur maria dance
Maharashtra: Pavri nach, Tamasha, Lavani, Lezin
Manipur: Manipuri, Thang ta, Dhol cholom
Mizoram: Khantumm, Cheraw dance
Nagaland: Chang lo/Sua lua
Odisha: Chhau dance, Ghumura dance, Goti pua, Nacni, Odissi, Baagh naach/Tiger dance, Dalkhai, Dhap, Ghumra, karma naach, Keisabadi
Puducherry: Garadi
Punjab: Bhangra, Giddha, Malwai giddha, Jhumar, karthi, Kikli, Sammi, Dandass, Ludi, Jindua
Rajasthan: Gangore, Ginad, Ghoomar, Jhulan leela, Kalbelia, Khayal, Bommalattam, Theru Koothu
Tripura: Hojagiri
Tamil nadu: Bharat natyam
West bengal: Chau dance, Gambhira, Jhumar, Kalikapatadi, Nacni, Alkap, Domni




Famous dancers in India

DancePersonalities
Bharatnatyam Bala Saraswati, Rukmini Devi, Yamini Krishnamurti, Mrinalini Saravai, Sonal Mansinha, Sudha Chandran
Yamini Krishnamurti, Raja Reddi, Chintakrishna Murli
Kathakali Kunjukurup, Gopinathan, K. K. Pannikar, Sanata Rao, kanak Rele, Ragini Devi, Rita Ganguli
Kathak Birzu Maharaj, Gopikrishnan, Sitara devi, Damayanti Joshi, Roshan Kumari, Lacchu Maharaj, Sambhu Maharaj, Uma Sharma
Oddisi Kalicharan Pattyanayak, Kelucharan Mahapatra, Sutapa Dasgupta, Sanjukta panigrahi, Indrani rahaman, Sonal man Singh, Minati Das, Priyambada Mohanti
Guru Bipin Singh, Javeri Bhagni