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The 8 Indian Classical Dance styles: 1. Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu). 2. Kathak (North India). 3. Kathakali (Kerala). 4. Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh). 5. Manipuri (Manipur). 6. Mohiniyattam (Kerala). 7. Odissi (Orissa), and 8. Sattriya (Assam).

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Interview - Dr. Sohini Ray: Manipuri dance is an integral part of life - Vijay Shanker

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Manipuri: Manipuri is one of the eight major classical dances in India. This dance also refered as ‘Sankeertan’ is originated from the Eastern State of India, Manipur. Although there are many dance forms from this region, the most prominent one is the Ras Leela. The theme of Ras Leela revolves around the romance of Lord Sri Krishna with the gopikas in Brindhavan.

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Manipuri dance - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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