The rhythm of Dance reverberates in hearts. The Indian heritage of traditions, fine arts, folk music and dances is unfathomable. The performing arts of Dance enables the dancer to express herself or himself through the dynamics of music. Shastriya Nritiya or Indian Classical dance is well known all over the world. Dance is one such medium of expression that transgresses beyond the confines of socio-cultural restrictions. The Sangeet Natak Akademi recognizes eight classical dance forms – Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathakali, Sattriya, Manipuri, and Mohiniyattam. However, the semi-classical Indian dance Chhau is included by the Culture Ministry of the Government of India in its list of Indian Classical Dances. Indian Classical Dances are a profound medium of expression for effectively carrying the innumerable mythological stories from generation to generation. Indian Classical Dancers are known all over the world for their incredible performances and have created a benchmark in Classical Dance.
Here are some of the famous classical dancers from India:
(please click Next > to know the names of the Indian classical dancers )