manipuri dance. This female dancer is dressed in the attire of a male character in the performance.

manipuri dance. This female dancer is dressed in the attire of a male character in the performance.

Manipuri is one of the six major classical dances of India. Manipuri dance is indigenous to Manipur, the North eastern state of India. The most striking part of Manipur dance is its colorful decoration, lightness of dancing foot, delicacy of drama, lilting music and poetic charm. The Manipuri dance form is mostly ritualistic and draws heavily from the rich culture of the state of Manipur.   Manipuri dance is purely religious and its aim is a spiritual experience.

Manipuri is one of the six major classical dances of India. Manipuri dance is indigenous to Manipur, the North eastern state of India. The most striking part of Manipur dance is its colorful decoration, lightness of dancing foot, delicacy of drama, lilting music and poetic charm. The Manipuri dance form is mostly ritualistic and draws heavily from the rich culture of the state of Manipur. Manipuri dance is purely religious and its aim is a spiritual experience.

Manipuri dance movements combine lyrical grace with vigorous athleticism, often accompanied by intricate and rousing drumming.

Manipuri dance movements combine lyrical grace with vigorous athleticism, often accompanied by intricate and rousing drumming.

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