Rabindranath Tagore was spellbound by the sinuosity of Manipuri dance and so he invited teachers from Tripura and other neighbouring places to impart training in Maipuri dance at Shantiniketan, his centre of artistic study in West Bengal. This was the beginning of the journey from the traditional environment to a wider showground outside Manipur.
('Changing trends in Manipuri dance' by Bimbavati Devi, Nartanam, May Aug 2008).

In Bharhut, Sanchi, Mathura and elsewhere, there are innumerable Yakshas and Yakshis who stand in a dance pose while leaning against a tree or pillar, or holding branches or birds. Alongside are dance scenes with full orchestra as well as dancing aspects of gods and goddesses.
(Kapila Vatsyayan Indian Classical Dance).

Chavittunatakam is one of traditional dance-drama forms in Kerala, performed by the Christian community. The name originates from the rhythmic stamping (chavittu) by the performers. This form is an adaptation of Koodiyattam based on Christian themes, with some ingredients of western opera.
(P J Cherian, Essays on the Cultural Formation of Kerala).

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