Important Regional (folk) Dances and States in India
Bihu - Assam
Ottam Thullal - Kerala
* Kathakali - Kerala
Yakshagana - Karnataka
Bhangra - Punjab
Tamasha - Maharashtra
Koli - Maharashtra
Nautanki - Uttar Pradesh
Garba - Gujarat
Chau dance - Orissa ,Bihar
Cheraw (Bamboo Dance) - Mizoram
Kummi - Tamil Nadu
Bharatanatyam - Tamil Nadu
Lahoo Dance - Meghalaya
Kalbelia - Rajasthan ( UNESCO heritage list)
*Koodiyattam-kerala( UNESCO heritage list)
Kuchipudi - Andhra pradesh
Kottam - Andhra pradesh
Important GK Questions about Dance
1. Which place did bharatanatyam originate?
Answer: Tamil Nadu
2. Which dance is associated with the personality Rukmini Devi Arundale ?
3. Which dance is known as the "Ballet of East" ?
4. Which dance is based on Geethagovindam wrote by Jayadevan ?
Answer: Odissi dance
5. Which place did Kuchipudi dance originate?
Answer: kuchipudi village in Andhra Pradesh
6. Which dance is associated with the personality Siddhendra Yogi ?
Answer: Kuchipudi dance
7. Where did the dance Kathak originate?
Answer: Uttar Pradesh
* 8. What is the total number of classical dances in India ?
* 9. Which state has most number of classical dances ?
Answer: Kerala (Kathakali,Mohiniyattam)
* 10. Which dance form was originated in majuli island ?
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