Dance is created with the intent to express or communicate emotion, feelings, and ideas.

Dance for me and for some is a pure way of expressing a desire to be liberated from various emotions.

In a world where both fashion and dance are art forms, the two make the perfect pairing. 

Creating such liberated impressions on a beautiful silk ”6” yard material is an enraptured experience and wearing such a piece is, even more, a mesmerizing intuition. 

My dream project and reality of my spiritual vision. 

I am not a fully trained classical dancer but my dream is to perform some form of all Indian dances. 

Description  of my outfit: 

My saree: Pure silk Kanchi saree showing  7 types of dances of India. Hand-painted and customized. 

Pallu showing the statue of Nataraja.

Matching clutch made of jute and silk. 

Saree blouse! Ikat silk with dancing bells piping. 

Jewelry: A rare and unique antique ” Nataraja” pendant necklace. 

 According to Indian legend, the gods invented a dance. Dancing is one of the most revered Hindu arts because it incorporates melody, drama, form, and line. There are various different dance forms in every part of the country only eight of them have been given the status of being “classical” in the true sense.

(A classical dance is one whose theory, training, means and rationale for expressive practice is documented and traceable to ancient classical texts, particularly the Natya Shastra). These are namely Kathak, Kathakali, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Odissi, Sattriya, Manipuri.

India has numerous folk dances. Every State has its own folk dance forms like Bihu and Bagurumba in AssamGarba, Gagarin (dance)GhodakhundDandiyain GujaratNati in Himachal PradeshNeyopaBacha Nagma in Jammu and KashmirJhumairDomkach in JharkhandBedara VeshaDollu Kunitha in KarnatakaThirayattam and Theyyam in KeralaDalkhai in Western OdishaBhangraGiddha in PunjabKalbeliaGhoomarRasiya in RajasthanPerini Dance in TelanganaChholiya dance in Uttarakhand and likewise for each state and smaller regions in it. Lavani, and Lezim, and Koli dance is the most popular dance in Maharashtra.

Tribal Dances in India are inspired by the tribal folklore. Each ethnic group has its own distinct combination of myths, legends, tales, proverbs, riddles, ballads, folk songs, folk dance, and folk music.

Nataraja (a depiction of Shiva) is the divine, cosmic dancer and a classic image in Indian art.

Thank you for DPM committee to give me an opportunity in presenting my style and fashion. 

Let’s share that hidden talent and pictures from your dances and passion.