Famous Dance forms in India

Famous Dance forms in India

List of Dance forms in India – State wise:

India is a nation of cultural diversity, and an essential part of its culture is expressed through its dance forms. These dance forms have been followed through g generations and they bring out the true essence of the beliefs and expressions of each one of these cultures. Most cultures have originated from each state, hence we find that some art forms are still being largely followed in those states to date. Questions pertaining to these dance forms are commonly seen in GK section of MBA exams as well. So let’s have a look at the famous dance forms in the various states of India.

 

 

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Famous Classical, Folk and Tribal dance forms of various states in India:

States Folk Dances
Andhra Pradesh Kolattam, Dhimsa, Kuchipudi, Dappu, Veeranatyam, Tappeta Gullu, Kolattam, Lambadi, Vilasini Natyam
Arunachal Pradesh Bardo Chham, Buiya, Chalo, Ponung, Popir
Assam Ali Ai Ligang, Bihu, Jumar and Bagurumba, Naga dance, Khel Gopal, Natpuja Maharas, Canoe
Bihar Bidesia, Jhijhian Paika, Panwariya,  Jata- Jatin and Kajari
Chhattisgarh Panthi and Raut Nacha, Pandwani, Vedamati, Chandani
Goa Dekhnni, Fugdi, Corridinho, Dashavatara, Ghode, Ranmale, Samayi nrutya
Gujarat Padhar, Dandiya Raas ,Garba, Tippani, Juruin, Bhavai
Haryana Dhamal, Daph, Phag, Ghoomar, Jhumar, Loor
Himachal Pradesh Kinnauri Nati, Namgen, Jhali, Chharhi, Mahasu, Nati
Jammu & Kashmir Dumhal,  Bhand Pather, Bachha Nagma and Wuegi-Nachun
Jharkhand Karma, Paika, Mardana Jumar, Mundari dance, Domkach, Ghora Naach, Janani Jhumar
Karnataka Yakshagna, Bayalata, Dollu Kunitha, Veeragaase dance
Kerala Mohiniattam, Kathakali, Padayani, Kaikottikali, Ottam Thula
Madhya Pradesh Tertali, Charkula, Jawara,  Gaur Maria and Grida, Selalarki, Maanch, Khada Naach
Maharashtra Pavri-Nach, Lavani, Dangi, Koli, Bohada, Lezim, Gafa
Manipur Thang Ta and Dhol Cholom, Nupa Dance, Dol Chalam
Meghalaya Shad Suk mynsiem, Behdienkhalm and Lahoo
Mizoram Cheraw Dance
Nagaland Chang Lo or Sua Lua, Rangma, Zeliang
Odisha  Chau, Goti Pua, Nacni, Odissi, Dhap and Dalkhai, Baag Naach
Punjab Bhangra, Jhumar, Karthi, Kikkli, Sammi and Jindua
Rajasthan Ghoomar, Kalbelia Gair, Tera Tali
Sikkim Singh Chaam
Tamil Nadu Bharata Natyam, Paampu attam and Oyilattam
Telangana Perini Thandavam, Lambadi, Dappu, Pagati and Vesham
Tripura Hojagiri, Lebang Boomani
Uttar Pradesh Charkula, Kathak, Karma, Dadra
Uttarakhand Barada Nati, Botiya, Cancheri, Jhora, Romala
West Bengal Gambhira, Kalikapatadi, Nanci, Alkap, Domni

We have covered all the classical and folk dance forms, with some important tribal dance forms, as there is a huge number of tribal dance forms in each state and throughout India. But from the MBA exam perspective, going through this list will serve the purpose.

Happy Learning!

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