The first Indian dancers to be seen in Europe were the Bayadères (Indian temple dancers), who appeared at the Adelphi Theatre, London in 1838.

The 2 popular desi traditions namely Gaundali and Peranin described by Sarangadeva in Sangita Ratnakara were known to the Hoysala dancers.
(‘Classical dance heritage of Karnataka’ edited by Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal, chapter ‘Dance heritage of Karnataka,’ Dr. Choodamani Nandagopal, 2012)

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