The richness of India's cultural kaleidoscope is perfectly showcased by the stunning spread, splendor and style quotient of its "dances - classical" or folk. Each a highly evolved and established tradition, these dances are a synthesized and synchronized celebration of India's legendary
ethos of art and performance.
Bharatanatyam : India's most well known classical dance inspired by Chidambaram (Tamilnadu) temple sculptures.
Kathak : A legendary North Indian dance form patronized by the Mughals and influenced by mythology.
Kuchipudi : A reputed classical dance originating from Kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh.
Kathakali : A dance synonymous with Kerala, believed to have originated here in the 17th century.
Odissi : Originating from Orissa and considered to be the oldest surviving dance form of India.
Mohiniattam : Originating in Kerala, literally dance of the enchantress, influenced by Bharatanatyam and Kathakali.