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September 26, 2020
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Popular Dance in India


Bhangra is a lively form of folk music and dance that originates from Punjab. People traditionally performed Bhangra when celebrating the harvest. Traditional Bhangra is a fusion of music, singing and the beat of the dhol drum, a single stringed instrument called the iktar (ektara), the tumbi and the chimta.


Bharatanatyam is a classical dance form of South India, said to be originated in Thanjavoor of Tamil Nadu. The name ‘Bharatanatyam’ is derived from three basic concepts of Bhava, Raga and Taala.


Kuchipudi is the classical dance form from the South-East Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its graceful movements and its strong narrative and dramatic character. It presents scenes from Hindu Epics and mythological tales through dance dramas combining music, dance and acting.

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