It was in his sixth year at Margi in 1986 that Koodiyattam performer Margi Madhu gave a full fledged solo performance, which lasted for about six hours.

There is a sculpture of a dancer in chowka position in Parasurameshwar temple, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

Rock-shelter drawings in India reveal the earliest examples of dance. At Bhimbetka rock-shelters, drawing of 'urddhakeshin' Shiva at Nawda Todo, forms of monkeys at Gupteshvara and a number of human figures at Pahadgarh, Tikla and Abachand present evidence of dance being in prevalence those days. These drawings belong to the period from 5000 to 2000 BC.

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