Kuchipudi has many similarities with Bharatnatyam, but the dancers’ dances have many distinct features so it is considered an independent genre.
Manipuri uses gentle and simple movements that do not carry as much drama and physical display as other dances. The outfit is also very different from the very stiff cylindrical dress.
Sattriya is only for male performers. Initially, the Sattriya was not recognized as a traditional Indian dance because it was created by a male dancer in the 15th century while the other dances have been around for a long time.
Bhangra is a very vibrant dance consisting of powerful, energetic movements by male dancers, mainly accompanied by drums. Costumes must be brilliant for the atmosphere to become vibrant. Bhangra has a great influence on the Indian pop music genre and often appears during national festivals and indigenous wedding ceremonies.
Lavani is a group dance with a main dancer and a sub-group in the background.
Garba is a western dance, often dance in groups and has a religious significance. When performing, dancers often hold short sticks.
In the Dekhni dance, the main content is about a girl who wants to cross the river, but she needs to choose a boatman to turn around among the crowd surrounding her. Other dancers usually hold a small lamp or a paddle. Bollywood Dance appeared as the Indian film industry flourished. This dance is developed from ancient songs and dances but follows the modern style of performance to be incorporated into musical films. Bollywood Dance creates a lot of new features in the way dancers perform. Ancient dances are usually gentle and flexible, but in Bollywood dances, dancers must show strong and decisive moves with fast tempo on typical Western disco music. This dance is loved by young people from all over the world because of the charming combination between the charming styles of Indian dancers and the fresh and youthful Western music.