Classical Indian dance is known to have originated in 200 BC which is performed in celebratory and joyful events traditionally in devotion to Hindu deities. This extremely well choreographed dance performance often tells the story of divinities from the Hindu mythology.
This art form is popularly known for it’s expressive and vibrant performances. Indian classical dance (Shastriya Nritya) is an umbrella term for different regionally-specific Indian classical dance forms, the theory and practice of which can be traced to the Sanskrit text Natya Shastra Bharatanatyam is a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form of India which is known to be the mother of many other Indian dance forms.
Conventionally it is a solo dance performed only by women which was initiated in Hindu temples in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu which then because of its beauty flourished to the whole of South India. Mohiniattam is however an Indian classical dance form that evolved in the Indian state of Kerala, counted as one of the two popular dance forms of the state.
The dancers normally are dressed in white attire embellished with good thread embroidered into the borders which is then complimented by a choli (Indian traditional blouse). The vocal composition of the music accompanied by this most mesmerising art form is mainly in Manipravala which is a mix of Malayalam and sanskirt but the music style found to be Carnatic.