“Dance for yourself. If someone else understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.” –
India is a country of diversities, numerous cultures, and languages. In the country of diverse cultures where dialects change every 200 miles have unique way of celebration too. Dance is a rhythmic form of expressing emotions, the Rhythm Club of SAI International Residential School held a session on Indian dance forms and showcased a beautiful video highlighting the different dance forms of India like Bharatanatyam from Tamil Nadu; Kathak from Northern and Western India; Kathakali from Kerala; Kuchipudi from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana; Odissi from Odisha; Bihu from Assam; Manipuri from Manipur.
Besides these classical dances, there are other forms too. Every state has its own folk dance forms like Bedara Vesha, Dollu Kunitha in Karnataka, Thirayattam and Theyyam in Kerala, Garba, Gagari (dance), Ghodakhund & Dandiya in Gujarat, Kalbelia, Ghoomar, Rasiya in Rajasthan, Neyopa, Bacha Nagma in Jammu and Kashmir, Bhangra & Giddha in Punjab, Perini Dance in Telangana and Karagattam in Tamil Nadu. Therefore, India is the richest treasure of dances.
It was an informative session for the students of SIRS.