While the world has vigorously embraced (no puns here) salsa and tango, on International Dance Day here's a tribute to India's glorious dance forms from the states -- as colourful and varied as their topography.
Celebrated every year on April 30, since 1982, International Dance Day not only draws the attention of the wider public to the performing art, it also marks the birthday of French dancer and ballet master Jean-Georges Noverre.
Not just bhangra, bharatnatyam or kathakali, there are many other folk and classical dance forms that need your love.
Write in to us in the comments section if we've missed any.
- Bhangra, PunjabReuters Photographer / Reuters
- Kuchipudi, Andhra PradeshEdwardDerule via Getty Images
- Chhau, Orissa and West BengalAbhisek Saha via Getty Images
- Bharatnatyam, Tamil NaduDevansh Jhaveri via Getty Images
- Dandiya, Gujaratuniquely india via Getty Images
- Garba, GujaratMint via Getty Images
- Bihu, AssamASSOCIATED PRESS
- Lavani, MaharashtraPUNIT PARANJPE via Getty Images
- Giddha, PunjabASSOCIATED PRESS
- Ghoomar, RajasthanNARINDER NANU via Getty Images
- Odissi, OdishaMarji Lang via Getty Images
- KathakPacific Press via Getty Images
- Kathakali, KeralaPeter Adams via Getty Images
- Bagurumba, AssamASSOCIATED PRESS
- Bathukamma, TelenganaNOAH SEELAM via Getty Images
- Dhemsa, OdishaASSOCIATED PRESS
- Mohiniyattam, KeralaeROMAZe via Getty Images
- Manipuri, ManipurJayanta Shaw / Reuters
- Panthi, ChattisgarhPRAKASH SINGH via Getty Images
- Sattriya, AssamMail Today via Getty Images
- Yakshagana, KarnatakaMajority World via Getty Images
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