If you have wanderlust and happen to visit India, one of the ‘must-dos’ on your list should be watching a dance performance. Whether Bollywood or classical, we Indians love our dance. A birth, wedding, or in some communities even death, we will find an occasion to shake a leg.
Each state in India has its own special dance form – from the exuberant Bhangra of Punjab to the graceful Odissi of Orissa. While we have more folk dances than we can count, only eight classical dance forms are recognized.
So, for this week’s photo challenge on WordPress, I decided to engage in wanderlust simply by revisiting some of the dance performances I have seen from various states of the country. Each picture here identifies the associated dance form and if that sufficiently piques your interest, you can watch a video on the Indian classical dance forms by clicking here.
Even Huffington Post carried a post today with some pictures of Indian dances here
Here is a video to help with the basics of Indian classical dances