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Bihu Samraggi, Himashree Saikia (C), Bihu Rani, Hiranmoee Kalita (R) and Bihu Kuwari, Murchana Hazarika pose for a photograph after winning a Bihu competition in Guwahati. Artists of the Russian Black Sea fleet dance and music groups perform for pro-Russian people celebrating in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine. <B>Saifai shake</b> Madhuri Dixit dances at an SP function A member of India’s Dongria tribe watches others dance during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop of the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi district, Odisha. 


Performers take part in a dragon dance during a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. 
Jharkhand adivasi tribes' traditional dance at All Assam tea tribe adivasi cultural convention 2014 rally in Dibrugarh. Girls perform traditional 'Kahi Dance' during the opening ceremony of Sivasagar Flying Carnival at Kukurapohia Gaon in Sivasagar, Assam. Girls perform traditional 'Kahi Dance' during the opening ceremony of Sivasagar Flying Carnival at Kukurapohia Gaon in Sivasagar, Assam.

Dancers in traditional attire performing the Bihu. The awe-inspiring bamboo dance of Mizoram The Hundred Drums Wangala festival Assam's harvest festival, Bihu A member of the Nyishi tribe, Arunachal Pradesh A performance at the Shillong Autum festival A dancer at the Ali-Ai-Ligang A band performance at Ziro A Khasi boy in traditional costume A performance of the Chham dance, Torgya Tribal dance performance at Hornbill festival Students hold the flag as they perform a dance during the Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

School children in tiger costumes dance during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

Folk artists perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.


Physically challenged dancers of the Ability Unlimited Foundation (AUF) perform 'Bhagwad Geetha' dance drama on wheelchairs at an event in Bengaluru. Folk Dance Group performs the sword dance during inauguration of International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad. 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee performs the Vajra dance on the occasion of 31st Kagyu Monlam Prayers at Bodhgaya. Actor Mallika Sherawat performs at Saifai Mahotsav. Noted Odissi danseuse Pritika Kalra Gandhi being honored with National Nritya Shiromani Award for her outstanding contribution to promote the classical dance form at 5th International Dance and Music Festival in Cuttack. Artists from West Bengal perform 'Chhau dance' during a two-day long Fourth Sacred Grove festival in Bhopal. <b>Just For Her</b><br>
LUNGI dance! A terrible drone of a song, by all accounts, but where the new toast of tinseltown, Deepika Padukone, outshone Shahrukh by a lap and more. The movie in which it was embedded, Chennai Express, only furthered Deepika’s inexorable march
towards the number one heroine spot. Artists perform ‘Pulikkali’ as part of Thiruvathira celebrations in Kozhikode. Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kansas, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.  Veteran actress Hema Malini performs at a programme at Palitana in Bhavnagar. Brazilian pole dance couple Ekaterina Malykhina, right, and Tallyta Torres perform in the doubles' category of the Miss Pole Dance South America 2013 competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A folk dance show A Kathakali artist performs at Kala Nadam Dance Festival in Bangalore. Martial artists show their skill during a procession to celebrate 116th birth anniversary of Harekrushna Mahatab in Bhubaneswar. Folk artists from Manipur perform during a procession held as part of the ongoing all India multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad. A folk artist from Uttar Pradesh performs during a procession held as part of the ongoing all India multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad. Britain's Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, pose with Kathakali dance artists after watching their performance at the Folklore Museum in Kochi. Dancers perform during 19th Kolkata International Film Festival in Kolkata.


Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attempts a hand gesture used in Indian classical dance as she poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai. First lady Michelle Obama pretends to dance to music as she arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington at a workshop for high school students from Washington, New York and Boston about careers in film.  Artists from Norway performing at the inauguration of 'FIDE World Chess Championship 2013' in Chennai. First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic in the State Dining Room of the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic in the State Dining Room of the White House. Cruise crew members perform a dance A Belly dancer performs during the 5th Annual Belly Dance Festival 'Hip-Nosis 2013' in Bengaluru. Students from France take part in International Dance Festival 'Udbhav Utsav', in Gwalior. Followers of the Shiite Houthi group, also called Ansarullah, dance with traditional daggers named jambiya during Eid al-Ghadeer in Sanaa, Yemen. Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform their ice dancing short dance program during a practice session at the Skate America figure skating competition in Detroit. <b>Rounders With The Ladies</b>
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Few folk dances are easier on the eye and tougher to perform (a whirligig of timed clicks of sticks) than Dandiya; few afford such photo-ops for celebrities. IPL owner and sometime actress Preity Zinta wasn't going to let one go at a Mumbai Garba.  <b>Chennai Open</b> 
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Effortless displays of big hitting more characterises Dwayne Bravo than stellar wrecking with the ball. One of Windies' new generation who it was hoped would stiffen the team's cru­mbly consistency, Dwayne is also a leading exponent of the lungi dance—as evidenced by this shot from the floors of a Tamil movie. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister & State BJP President Vasundhra Raje dances with students at a college function in Jaipur. <b>On Polished Flooring</b>
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Amidst fulminating against UPA grandees, Narendra Modi still has time for the Divinity Series—which attempts to present Bharatanatyam in ‘fresh, modern settings'. Foun­der Deepak Shourie (third from left), Arun Shourie and others line up for the end-of-the-show snap in Delhi. Odisha dancers perform near Taj Mahal in Agra.
Young girls, wearing traditional dresses, show their painted backs as they prepare for a rehearsal of Garba dance ahead of Navratri celenbrations in Ahmedabad. Actress Hema Malini during a dance performance, in Kolkata. President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee performing Kathak dance at 29th National Chakradhar Samaroh at Raigarh in Chattisgarh. President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee performs at Akhil Bharatiya Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan at Vrindavan near Mathura. As the mill land was developed into commercial properties, mostly as entertainment and shopping centres that attracted a young and hip crowd, the older generation simply vanished into oblivion. Dancers Guido Palacios, right, and Florencia Castilla, from Argentina, perform to win the 2013 Tango Dance World Cup stage finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kashmiri Pandits dance with local Muslims at a rally on the occasion of Janamashtami festival in Srinagar. A couple performs in the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rajasthani dancers participate at the launch of Food Security Programme in New Delhi. <b>Unwelcome</b> Italy-born Citaristi Girls perform folk dance 'Giddha' to celebrate Teej festival at a college in Amritsar. <b>Telangana special</b> Celebrating monsoon festival Bonalu Differently abled people on wheel chairs perform Bharatanatyam and Bhagawat Gita in Mumbai.   
<b>Song, no dance</b> For now, these bar girls sing at ‘orchestra bars’ Bar girls celebrate with sweets the Supreme Court's ruling on dance bars in Mumbai. Seven years after they were banned, dance bars can again run in Maharashtra with the Supreme Court today upholding a Bombay High Court verdict quashing the state government's order. <b>Our Own M</b>
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The IIFA awards in Macau unfolded with the B galaxy pretty much sticking to their cliched shtick. Except for one routine by the luminous, lustrous Madh­uri. Lailas and Sheelas may gyrate with their tubs of Fevicol, but none can keep steps to the throbs of our hearts like her. <b>Mrinalini Sarabhai 95</b> Ahmedabad, Danseuse, Darpana Academy director
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“I stay healthy and in touch with everything that’s going around. It’s important to keep yourself busy, hit the bed at 9. The secret of staying young: feel like you’re 21.” Tribal artists perform to celebrate the Hul Utsav, commemorating Santhal Revolution, at Illambazar in Birbhum district, West Bengal Jackie Chan dances with children during a visit to a project of a developmental organisation in New Delhi. J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah dancing on the tune of Ladakhi music during the inaugural ceremony of Sindhu Darshan festival in Leh. Anita Ratnam, Dancer Thyangboche monks in a traditional dance for the successful British expedition. Tribes from Adilabad dance at the Welfare Party of India (WPI) function in Hyderabad. President  Pranab Mukherjee pose a group photo with Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra artist after the ‘Karna’ a Ballet Performance  at Rashtrapati Bhawan Auditorium. <b>Jump In Step</b>
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How else to react to the music release of a movie called <i>Yamla Pagla Deewana 2</i>, but to break into an untrammelled bout of Bollywoodised Bhangra? Led by the age-defying gaiety of Dharmendra, the line-up includes Sunny Deol, Shahrukh, Hrithik and the one at least partly original stylist of current times, Aamir Khan. <b>Shutter speed</b> A still by Shobha Singh Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dancing with Bihu dancers during the celebration of Rongali Bihu at Latashil Field in Guwahati. South Korean rapper PSY performs at his concert Happening in Seoul, South Korea. Shobha Deepak Singh A traditional tiger dancer from Orissa state waits to perform during a Save Our Tigers awareness campaign in Kolkata. Russian Kathak dancers perform during the Champaran Sanskritik Mahotsav in Motihari on Friday night. <b>Let Fall The Rattle</b>
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If her ghungrus could prattle, would they have recounted stories of the circ­les 
Sha­rmis­h­tha Mukherjee has danced around Pranab? Of missteps and tub-thumpings? Shoot no, ain't no word of mouth 'bout her routine. Through Eye Slits 
what's that you're saying to us, Gabriela Bertante? Come hither? Umm, you know, we totally would. The saffron visor doesn't do it for us. Maybe, save that for Carnival? <b>Kat-astrophe?</b> <i>Chikni Chameli</i> from <i>Agneepath</i> Malaika does an Anarkali in <i>Housefull2</i> <b>Not glued to TV</b> Kareena extolling Fevicol virtues in <i>Dabangg 2</i>  <b>Dancing queen</b> Seema Singh, Bhojpuri cinema’s gold standard <b>Stare, please</b> Namita Vankhawala Artists from Karnataka perform during the Surajkund Arts and Crafts Mela in Surajkund. Activists dance in an event to support One Billion Rising global campaign in New Delhi. People perform a traditional dance as they participate in an event to support the One Billion Rising global campaign in Bangalore. Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund. Performers from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro. A dancer from the Unidos de Vila Maria samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A dancer from the Vai-Vai samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil. <b>Gotta Love The Handles</b>
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Ash fans noted with gladdened hearts the slow retreat of the double chin and the extra wiggle room in this performance for Sachin's Support My School Telethon. Ahhh, that's stark rel­ief though. Black, of course, is the great leveller. Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund. A Maori cultural performance at the Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua Artists perfoprm on the chaupal during inauguration of the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund, Haryana. <b>Birdsong</b>
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The virtue of keeping it in the box is known to greenhorn shu­tt­lers. Jwala Gutta won't be confi­ned to just playing between the lines tho­ugh. She likes to serve up surpri­ses. An Item number? That'll do. Artist from Karnataka perform during the press preview of 27th International Surajkund Art & Craft mela 2013 starting from tomorrow in Faridabad. Artistes dance who participated in the Republic Day Parade-2013, during a meeting with  President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Chou dancers from Purulia perform during  Republic Day celebrations in Kolkata. Miami-Dade carnival dancers perform at the annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Miami, as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Russian students dance at an event as part of a students exchange programme in Patiala. Buddhist monks perform their traditional dance at Bodhgaya Bhutan Monastary in Gaya district. Women participate in ‘Thiruvathirakali’ as part of mothers day celebrations in Kozhikode. Folk dancers welcome Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir at the 27th Annual Dastkari Haat Bazaar at Dilli Haat in New Delhi. Newly-elected Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh performs the folk dance 'Nati' with his daughter Abhilasha Kumari and others at Holly Lodge, in Shimla. Students perform during a cultural event at IIM Ahmedabad. <i>It isn’t easy. Dance isn’t merely performing. It is about working on your body. It’s a constant process. And the enviroment matters greatly.</i>
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Mythili Prakash 30, Los Angeles, Bharatanatyam dancer Tribal girls from Orissa perform Dhemsa during the tribal dance festival in Bhubaneswar.
A Theyyam performer Children gathered at a local temple for a Theyyam performance  Naga tribesmen during the first day of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland.  An artist performs a traditional dance to welcome guests during a Diwali function at the New York City Hall in New York. Odissi dancer Kabita Diwedi performs during 18th International Puri beach festival on Tuesday evening. Marathi artists perform during the Vasant Mahotsav and the 63rd Birthday celebration of Deputy chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare in Thane. A Tibetan Buddhist monk from the Sherbling Monastery in Himachal Pradesh, wears a mask as he waits before performing a bone dance at the closing of the Delhi International Arts Festival in New Delhi. The dance, which is usually part of a prayer ritual, is performed for entertainment purposes only. A folk dancer performs at Bawa Fair in Jodhpur. <b>Belladonna</b> Meher Malik of Banjara School of Dance <b>A movement</b> Sanaz Dance Studio in Bangalore Pratik Chaudhri from Jaipur <b>Shake it all about!</b> Belly dancing class in session at the Life and Dance studio in Pune The Kuchipudi guru VEDANTAM SATYANARAYANA SARMA, 77, who specialised in
female roles. Bhamakalapam, where he played Satyabhama, was his piece de resistance. Moulin Rouges' Cabaret performs during a show in Mumbai.
Young Gotipua performers strike a limber pose Artists perform Gair dance in Mehrangarh Museum in Jodhpur. In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 photo, devotees perform Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at Umiya Mata temple on the night of Navratri festival in Surat. Folk dancers perform during Navratri festival in Gandhinagar on Monday late night. Women carry 52 Metal pitchers on their heads at a folk dance award ceremony in Ahmedabad. Youngsters take part in a Garba programme during Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. Younsters take part in a Dandiya programme to celebrate Navratri festival in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Samburu dancers at Sasaab Young dancers perform during National Day celebrations marking the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. President Pranab Mukherjee presenting Akademi award to Manipuri dancer Priti Patel during the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2011 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Serbia's Novak Djokovic, center, performs South Korean rapper PSY's  Gangnam Style dance with volunteers on a court after a prize presentation for the men's singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Djokovic won the China Open tennis tournament, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2. Toda tribles dancing for rain at Muthanadu Mund, Near Ooty, The Nilgiris. Participants perform the horse-riding dance of South Korean rapper PSY during a street dance festival in Seoul, South Korea. PSY's music video for 'Gangnam Style' which features the dance, has more than 270 million YouTube views. A traditional dancer performs in front of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, top left, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, top right, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, bottom left, and Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez during day two of a summit with heads of state and government of South American and Arab Countries, in Lima, Peru. A foreign tour operator dances with local artists during Shikara Festival on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Folk dancers perform as they take part in a Ganesh Chaturti festival procession in Mumbai Performers from the Kunming Acrobatic Circus of China rehearse prior to the troupe's premiere in Bogota, Colombia. They dance like this for entertainment in Sumatra 'Turkish Night' at an Istanbul restaurant Dancers from the Argentinian group Fuerzabruta, perform their act entitled Mylar in a translucent pool suspended overhead in Singapore during the Night Festival which showcases international arts performances in the city-state. Revelers dance as they parade through the streets during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures and traditions with exotic costumes and samba music. Argentine tango dance couple Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla compete in the stage category at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two-week long event offers hundreds of free dance lessons, concerts and recitals, as professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born. A Kaliyattam artist wearing traditional costume performs for students at a school in Chennai. Hema Malini  performs at Birla auditorium in Jaipur. <b>The Emcee Also Freestyles</b>
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Ever unassuming, Mary Kom lets her actions speak for her. And they speak volumes. But a true champion knows when to pull her punches. Trading in her trunks for the phanek at a homecoming felicitation, the Olympian drew on the quiet grace of the jhum fieldhands. The delicate twists and twirls of this traditional dance manifested just as easily as those urgent hook-and-jab flurries. Esha Deol performs at a Krishna Janmashtami event in Worli, Mumbai on Friday night. Hema Malini performs to display a creation by Neeta Lulla during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Tribal women perform a dance during the ‘Hul Utsav’ held in remembrance of the Santhal revolution at Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal. VEMPATI CHINNA SATYAM, 83, Kuchipudi doyen who took the dance to the international
stage. Started Kuchipudi Art Academy in 1963, performed in 60 countries. Leading ladies
Hema, Jaya learnt from him.
Dancers perform to welcome athletes from Italy and Azerbaijan for the 2012 Summer Olympics at Olympic village, in London. Ballet dancers perform on stage during the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee session in central London's Royal Opera House. Performers dance during a dress rehearsal of A Chorus Line in Sydney, Australia. The original production opened in 1975. A woman dances as she carries a pot filled with cooked rice on her head, she is decorated with turmeric and neem leaves as a ritual offering to the Hindu goddess Kali during the festival of 'Bonalu' in Hyderabad. An exile Tibetan in traditional costume waits to perform a dance at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. The Dalai Lama celebrates his 77th birthday with festivities held for the entire day at the temple complex. People of Toda tribes dance during a marriage ceremony in Fernhill mund near Ooty. Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in Southern India.   Actress Shobana performs at the Tagore Literature Award ceremony in Kochi. Artists perform a dance during a cultural event in Bhubaneswar. <b>Bat And The Maiden</b>
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There was a time, between 1996 and 2004, when Sanath Jayasuriya—here at a TV reality show launch—danced down pitches to cut, slash and, devastatingly, flick away deliveries over the 30-yard circle. At least there remains a shadow of the old stance. Folk dancers and musicians entertain guests at night at the Amraee Rural Heritage Resort in Pranpur A Theyyam performer Nepalese women in their traditional dresses perform a dance during a function to observe Nepal  Fifth Republic Day, in Katmandu, Nepal. Tollywood actress performs with her troop during a National Rural Livelihoods Mission programme in Kolkata. Ballroom dancing in Fuxing Park Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik honouring eminent Odissi dancer Kumkum Mohanty at 76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012 in Chennai. <b>Still idyllic, but...</b> it is to be seen how the fracas in Kalakshetra will affect its running Leela Samson <b>Letting her hair down</b> Nita breaks into dance at an event Dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo performs in New Delhi. North Korean dancers perform in front of portraits of the late leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (C) beats a drum during traditional Assamese Bihu festival celebrations, in Guwahati.
Artists perform Bodo dance on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, in Guwahati. People celebrate Baisakhi festival at Indo-Pak Border in Jammu. Women perform a traditional dance as they take part in a procession for Mahavir Jayanti, in New Delhi. The holiday celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who created the defining rules of Jainism. Rukmini Chatterjee Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain (center) being honoured by classical flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at Konark Dance & Music festival at Konark in Puri on Thursday night. A dancer of Grande Rio samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nearly 100,000 paying spectators turn out for the all-night spectacle at the Sambadrome. Kathakali dance artists put on make-up backstage before a performance in Hyderabad. Kathakali is a highly stylized classical dance which originated in Kerala during the 17th century. Artists from Gujarat perfrom Mewasi dance at chaupal at 26th Surajkund Art & Craft Mela - 2012 near Faridabad. Artists from Thailand perfom during a procession for the 'holy relics' of Sakyamuni Buddha in Bodhgaya.   Artists from Uzbekistan perform at the 'chaupal' at the 26th Surajkund Art & Craft Mela - 2012 near Faridabad. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar dances with Assamese artists during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad. Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah dances with folk artists during a visit to 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad. Dancers from Uzbekistan wearing traditional clothing laugh together as they put on makeup before performing at the opening of the Surajkund Fair in Faridabad, Haryana. Folk artists from Haryana perform during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad. Chinese dancers perform during a twilight parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Sydney, Australia. Dongria Kondh tribal women perform their traditional folk dance at the ongoing Tribal Fair 2012 in Bhubaneswar. Girls wearing traditional clothing dance for dignitaries during the 63rd Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Artists perform during 63rd Republic Day function in Imphal. Artists perform a folk dance during 63rd Republic Day function in Guwahati. Women dance in their colourful traditional dresses during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. A folk dancer from Karnataka state performs a dance during a media preview for the upcoming Republic Day parade, in New Delhi. <b>Colleena</b>, American
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Based in Pushkar since 2001, the 31-year-old Californian dancer runs the Shakti School of Dance Actress and politician Hema Malini felicitates 94-yr-old dancer and Yoga teacher from America, Tao Porchon-lynch at a function in Mumbai on Tuesday night. An elderly Buddhist devotee looks at a giant screen on a street, which shows the Kalachakra ritual dance live, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya. Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi dances with folk artists during the New Year celebration at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakhetra in Guwahati. Congress President Sonia Gandhi dances with tribal women during the National Convention on Empowerment to Tribal Women at AICC office in New Delhi. An Ottanthullal performance Tango performance at a street café in La Boca Tango in the age of mechanical reproduction Anita Ratnam <b>Just kidding</b> Balasaraswati (left) and M.S. Subbulakshmi in a naughty 1937 studio pic Naga tribesmen perform folk dance on the third day of the Hornbill Festival at the Naga heritage village of Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland. Folk dancers perform before Union Minister of Finance Pranab Mukherjee and Minister of Women & Child Development Krishna Tirath during the Vatsalya Mela-2011 closing ceremony, in New Delhi. Choreographer Astad Deboo along with street children of Salaam Balak Trust performs on the theme Interpreting Tagore in New Delhi. A Bhutanese Buddhist monk waits before a rehearsal for a dance to be performed during the wedding festivities of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan. Dancers, seen in a reflection, prepare for a celebration of Matsu, the Chinese goddess of the sea on Nangan Island in Taiwan's outlying Matsu Island chain. Falling on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, worshippers celebrate the anniversary of the believed ascension to heaven of the island's beloved goddess Matsu, known as the protector of fishermen. Devotees perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at the Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Surat, about 270 kilometers (169 miles) south of Ahmedabad, India. Umiya Mata is the deity worshipped by Kadwa Patidar Hindus spread across the world. Devotees perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at the Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Surat, south of Ahmedabad. A girl performs the Garba, on the occasion of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad on Friday night. South Korean students wearing traditional costumes perform during Seokjeonje Memorial Rite at the Sung Kyun Kwan in Seoul, South Korea. Seokjeon is celebration to consecrate Confucius and the great sages as of the supreme teacher at the civil temple in order to honor their virtue and follow their instruction, along with playing music and dancing and offering wine for blessing. Women with their back painted and wearing traditional attire pose for photograph as they get ready for a practice of Garba, as part of preparation for the upcoming Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. Argentina's Guido Palacios, bottom, and Florencia Zarate, top, perform during the finals of the 2011 Tango World Championship Stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Assamese girls perform Bihu, a traditional folk dance of Assam, during India's 65th Independence Day celebrations in Guwahati. Exile Tibetan artists in traditional costumes wait for their turn to perform a dance during a function to felicitate the newly elected Tibetan prime minister Lobsang Sangay in Dharamsala. A Kathakali performance in Kochi Dancers welcome exiled Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama after his return from US and his meet with US President Barack Obama. Colombias pop star Shakira performs during her concert Sale el sol in Cancun, Mexico. Cambodian dancers perform a traditional dance during a ceremony at the complex of Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple, near the disputed border with Thailand, in Preah Vihear province, about 245 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia marked the third anniversary of the listing of the 11th century Hindu temple as the UNESCO's World Heritage site. Exile Tibetans perform a traditional dance during celebrations to mark the 76th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala. Renowned Dancer Shobana (C) presenting the Krishna Chronicle, a dance based drama on Krishna Leela at Chowdiah Memorial hall in Bangalore on Thursday. Tango <b>Sarina Jain</b>, 34 Fitness personality Bharati Shivaji NATARAJA RAMAKRISHNA, 88, Kuchipudi legend, scholar and musicologist who revived Andhra natyam, a temple dance tradition of the state. His ‘Bhama Kalaapam’ was
celebrated all over the world. Colombia's star singer Shakira performs with FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique during The Sun Comes Out World Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain. Colombia's star singer Shakira performs during The Sun Comes Out World Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain. Colombia's star singer Shakira performs with FC Barcelona Gerard Pique during The Sun Comes Out World Tour concert in Barcelona, Spain. Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah dances during a function organised to celebrate the inauguration of Golf Course at Pahalgam on Saturday evening. The golf course is developed at this place in order to attract tourists who are interested in playing golf. Colombia's pop star Shakira performs at Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco. Sri Lankan artists perform during Buddha Purnima celebrations in Bodhgaya. Cheergirls of Pune Warriors India during the IPL cricket match against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad. President Pratibha Patil with the artists of the Geetanjali Troupe at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the dance drama 'Kavi Pranam' on the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Dancers of a samba team perform near an evacuation center in Ishinomaki, northern Japan. Actress Hema Malini performs during a programme in Gandhinagar. Assamese dancers perform the Bihu, a folk dance, during celebrations to mark Rongali Bihu festival in Guwahati. Rongali Bihu marks the onset of the Assamese New Year and the coming of spring. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with children dancing on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival in Guwahati. South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called Legend of Flower to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organization's 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called Legend of Flower to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organisations 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called Legend of Flower to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organizations 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea. <b>WHO</b> Cheerleaders of the Pune Warriors in IPL 4<br>
<b>WHAT</b> The Cheer Queens aka Bharatiya Nrityanganas will outstrip competition from flirty skirts and racy hotpants with their traditional costumes, breaking into classical dance forms—Bharatanatyam, Lavni, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Haryanvi and Mohiniyattam—at each of their boys’ onfield highs.<br>
<b>WHY</b> Hastas, mudras and adavus choreographed by Tanushree Shankar
and Ganesh Hegde will replace all that frenzied pompom-waving and hip-shaking, while kohl-lined eyes will keep catcalls in check. Glamour won’t be compromised—B-town’s Neeta Lulla has designed the costumes. Team Twinkletoes also ensures one less bharatiya sanskriti protest, stadium swelter be damned. President Pratibha Patil presenting the Padma Shri award to Kathak dancer Sunayana Hazarilal during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Tribal men from Orissa state wait for their turn to perform at the Indigenous Peoples' Conclave in New Delhi. Hundreds of indigenous and tribal people from across India attended the conclave. Tribal women from Assam state wait for their turn to perform at the Indigenous Peoples' Conclave in New Delhi. <b>WHO</b> <br>Choreographer and dancer<br>
<b>WHAT</b><br> He made 1,335 random
people dance to his tunes in a packed
school compound, training them in
just an hour to shimmy and shake
like pros. The result? A Guinness
Book of World Records
entry for the
highest number of people
choreographed in the shortest time,
outgrooving the existing
Australian record.<br>
<b>WHY</b><br> The song they danced to,
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
(no doubt
chosen for its instructive title),
turned St Theresa School in Bandra
into a veritable Bollywood class as
aspirants hung on to Lewis’s every
move. The biggest lesson? Bollywood
jhatkas could actually be in
our blood. Tribal activists under Communist Party of India (Marxist) participate in a protest rally in Hyderabad. The activists raised several demands including introduction of a special scheme for development of Dalits and tribal localities and effective implementation of forest rights act. Veteran actress Hema Malini presents a dance ballet during TSR Lalithakala Pasrishad awards ceremony in Madhapur on Saturday evening. Veteran actress Hema Malini being honored with Lalitha Kala Samrat title by MP T Subbarami Reddy (3rd R) during an awards ceremony in Madhapur on Saturday evening. Anil Kapoor (L) looks on. Colombian pop star Shakira performs during her concert, “The Sun Comes Out World Tour” Porto Alegre, Brazil. Colombia's singer Shakira performs during a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shakira is on a tour promoting her album 'Sale el sol'. In this March 1photo, a Kathakali from Kerala performs at a Kerala tourism promotion event in Calcutta. Artists perform during a cultural programme to mark Raja Bhoj's enthronement millennium centenary celebrations in Bhopal. Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan along with choreographers Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant during the announcement of  a TV talent show in Mumbai. 
An artist from Syria performs at Surajkund fair in Faridabad. Girls perform a Korean fan dance during the Korean-American culture night at Woodland Middle School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The exchange students from Geoje Middle School in South Korea spend nearly a month visiting three middle schools and taking part in various cultural experiences. Artists perform during the prize distribution function for the 62nd Republic Day parade tableaux in New Delhi. School children perform Bhangra during Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi Schoolchildren perform a Rajasthan folk dance at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, School children perform a Punjabi folk dance Bhangra at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Artists from Gujarat perform during the 62nd Republic Day function at Marina Beach in Chennai Artists perform during 62nd Republic day function in Leh Hunpung Thawanjao dance troupe during the 62 Republic Day function in Imphal Folk dancers perform alongside a tableau from Maharashtra at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi Indian classical Odissi dancers perform during a cultural event in Hyderabad. <b>Folk spirit</b> A dance workshop based on Kabir work Men and women belonging to Kabui tribe dance to celebrate the Gang-Ngai festival at Pandon in east Imphal. In this photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, Indian artists perform the classical Kuchipudi dance during a cultural event in Hyderabad, AP. The Kuchipudi is a classical dance of Andhra Pradesh. 
Yesteryear actress Vaijantimala after being presented with Shanmukhananda National Eminence Award in the feild of fine arts and Bharat Natyam during a function in Mumbai.  Artistes perform Odissi dance during the Mukteswar Dance Festival in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

School children perform during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Actress Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Saroj Khan on the sets of a TV reality show on dance in Mumbai. Cultural performers from Punjab participate in rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. Border Security Force soldiers and villagers of Suchategarh dance to celebrate the Lohri festival at an Octroi post along the Indo-Pak international border at RS Pura sector near Jammu. Women dance during the Makarsakranti festival in Ranchi. Actress Anushka Sharma performs during the Apsara awards in Mumbai on Tuesday night Dancers from the China Oriental Performing and Arts Group perform their classic work Tour Of Occult Wonderland during a rehearsal at NTU Sports Center at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The Tour Of Occult Wonderland will perform from Jan. 8 to 9 at the sports center. Artists preparing themselves for a performance during the 16th Youth Festival in Bhopal. Kimberley Dunne and other burlesque enthusiasts in outfits pose for the photographers in front of the National Gallery in central London's Trafalgar Square, during a world record attempt to break what they called the World's Largest Burlesque Dance. England players perform a dance after winning on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. Englnad bowled out Australia for 98 before piling up 513, then running through the hosts a second time, beating them by an innings and 157 runs. 24 years of hurt were over as England retaiedn the Ashes in Australia at the MCG and then burst out into the sprinkler dance Students perform a dance during the inauguration of 56th National School Games in New Delhi. Exiled Tibetan children perform traditional dance with a portrait of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to commemorate the receiving of the Nobel Peace Prize by the Dalai Lama in 1989 at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. Folk artistes perform to celebrate Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi's birthday outside her residence in New Delhi. Members of the Naga community drink traditional brew after participating in a traditional dance during the week-long Hornbill festival at Kisema near Kohima. Physically challenged artists perform a Sufi dance during an event in Dehradun. Indian artists perform on the first day of Octave 2010 in Hyderabad. Octave is a four-day festival showcasing the art and culture of the north eastern states of Hyderabad. Artists perfrom a cultural dance during the inaugural ceremony of the 41st International Film Festival of India in Panaji, Goa on Monday night, Nov 22, 2010. 
UNESCO inscribes
in its Intangible Heritage list
three vulnerable performing
arts forms—Kerala ritual
theatre MUDIVETTU, east
India’s CHHAU dance, KALBELIA
folk songs of Rajasthan. Artistes perform on the concluding day of the 10th Nritya Parva, an annual festival of Sattriya dance, in Guwahati on Thursday night. Serious dancing at Amnesia All eyes on the DJ Megan Fairchild, left, and Andrew Veyette, principal dancers of the New York City Ballet, perform 'Stars and Stripes', choreographed by George Balanchine at the Mella Theatre during the 22nd International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba. July 1997<br><b>Dancing Queen</b>  The Late Protima Bedi with her students
at Nrityagram, her dance village, 35 km outside Bangalore, on a sultry July day. Folk artists perform during a procession marking Batukamma festival in Hyderabad. Batukamma is a spring festival celebrated by Hindu women of Telangana region. This file photo shows persons wearing traditional attire, performing Garba during Navratri festival in Ahmedabad. In this file photo, a girl wearing traditional attire performs Garba during Navratri, or the nine nights festival, in Ahmedabad.
Girls wearing traditional attire worn during Garba dance performances pose for photographers on the eve of Navratri, or the nine nights festival, in Ahmadabad.  Navaratri is a religious occasion in which nine different reincarnated forms of the Goddess Durga are worshipped. Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. People wearing traditional attire practice traditional Garba dance ahead of Navratri in Ahmedabad. Welsh athlete Ella Rafferty tries classical dance steps with school children during the flag hoisting ceremony of her country at the Commonwealth Games village, in New Delhi. School girls dressed in traditional attire prepare to participate in a performance at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi. Members of the Norfolk Island team watch a performance of Bhangra during a flag hoisting and welcome ceremony at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi. A picture of games mascot Shera is seen behind as students put up a cultural performance to welcome Scottish team members at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi. Nepalese traditional mask dancers dance on the beginning of week long Indra Jatra Festival in Katmandu, Nepa. The festival marks the end of the monsoon season. Maximiliano Alvarado and Paloma Berrios, representing Chile, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diego Ortega and Chizuko Kuwamoto, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Diego Ortega, front right, and Chizuko Kuwamoto, representing Argentina, celebrate after winning the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tibetan artists prepare to perform during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai. Tibetan artists prepare to perform during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai. Tibetan artists perform a traditional dance with China's Pavilion as a backdrop during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai. Tibetan artists perform traditional dance with China Pavilion in the background during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai. Julian Sanchez (R) and Nair Schinca, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  David Mesa and Laura Vargas, representing Colombia, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  A couple competes during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Byron Torres and Vanessa Hortua representing Colombia, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Julian Sanchez and Nair Schinca, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Cristian Lopez and Naoko Tsutsumizaki, representing Japan, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Diego Ortega, back and Chizuko Kuwamoto, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Renowned dancer Bharati Shivaji (R) performs Mohiniattam with her daughter Vijayalaxmi during the National festival of Indian Classical Dance in Kolkata. Folk performances at the Culture Gully Images of dancers are reflected in a mirror during a rehearsal of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's Whisper of Flowers led by Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min, in Hong Kong.  Inspired by Anton Chekhov's Cherry Orchard, Whisper of Flowers abandons the characters and plot of the original play and instead explores the enduring theme of exuberance giving way to precarious darkness. Legendary Kathakali artiste KOTTAKKAL SIVARAMAN, 74. In the hitherto all-male dance form, he was the ace at essaying the feminine. His best: the Damayanti to Kalamandalam Gopi’s Nalan. A ballerina from the Russian Imperial Ballet Company performs 'Carmina Burana' during a rehearsal in Madrid. The Ballet company will be perform until July 25. Actor-dancer Shobana performs with her troupe at the ongoing World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore on Friday Night. Performer Lewis West is stood on by a fellow cast member during a sequence called Red Shoes during dress rehearsal for their show Circa  at the Sydney Opera House. The show mixes elements of a circus with contemporary dance. 

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi beating 'Dhol' at a function to celebrate Rongali Bihu in Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi plays the Dhol (Traditional Assamese Drum) while children perform the Bihu dance on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, in Guwahati. His wife Dolly Gogoi is also seen in the picture. Folk dancers from Kerala perform during a rally on the inauguration of Kolkata-Kerala cultural festival in Kolkata. The festival showcasing cultural heritage and tourism of Kerala is scheduled until April 14. U S Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer and his wife Sally Roemer dancing with Gadba tribal girls of Koraput at Tribal museum in Bhubaneswar. Renowned dance troupe 'Prince' performs in Lucknow. Birju Maharaj at a Kathak performance during a press preview for the Festival of India in China and France, in New Delhi. Birju Maharaj at a Kathak performance during a press preview for the Festival of India in China and France, in New Delhi. Actress Hema Malini with Swami Siddhanad before a performance at Haridwar. Odissi dancers performing at a dance festival in Bhubaneswar. Members of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) present  the thousand-hand Bodhisattva by the hearing impaired performers, in Amman, Jordan. A total of 104 artists, all with hearing, visual or physical impairments, performed an array of songs, dances, dramas and Peking opera acts in the show. Sikkim folk dancers performing the Ghantu dance during the inauguration ceremony of a ten-day long Gandhinagar cultural festival, involving more than 45 teams of folk dancers from various states across India, in Gujarat. Actress Hema Malini performs the Radha-Krishna ballet at Champaran Sankritik Mahotsava in Motihari in Bihar. Filipinos in colourful costumes demonstrate the native Tinikling bamboo dance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila. Mexican ballet, founded in 1989, being performed at Rabindranath Tagore centre in Kolkata to enrich Indo-Mexican cultural relationship. <b>Arthy Muthanna Singh</b> 47 | Lawyer | Modern dance<br>
<i>“I don’t feel guilty about doing anything just for myself.”</i><p>
Arthy loved to sing in her school choir, but never got around to it afterwards. She loved to dance—but only did so “socially” for years. “It seemed indulgent,” she says. At 43, she joined Danceworx for modern dancing. “The 45 minutes of exercise and 45 minutes of dancing, a total workout, left me exhausted but refreshed,” she says. Finally, Arthy was doing something “just for herself”. Music lessons are on next. <b>Meena Bagai</b> 47 | Finance professional | Dancing
<br><i>“I feel great to know I can match steps with girls half my age.”</i>
<p>Getting married young, dealing with divorce and a child to support left this Mumbaikar with little time to do things she wanted to. Crazy about dancing, she was delighted when her daughter-in-law introduced her to exotic dancing classes. Learning to lap and pole dance as well as execute some Indo-western steps set her feet tapping and her spirit free. Mainland China dance group from the Dun Huang Research Institute perform an arrangement entitled 'Flying Apsaras' depicting the Buddhist imagery found in the grottoes in Dun Huang, in Taipei, Taiwan. Folk artists perform Chhau dance on the Raising Day of National Cadet Corps (NCC), in Calcutta. Raffaele Morra, a member of The Trocks, a New York based company of all male ballet dancers performs Dying Swan during a dress rehearsal at the Royal Theatre in Sydney, Australia. Bollywood actress Esha Deol and her sister Ahana perform during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Doordarshan at Worli Center, in Mumbai.
Olivia Heyworth of Australia dances a Commissioned Variation during the second round of semi-finals at the Genee International Ballet Competition held in Singapore. Fifty-three dancers from around the world have gathered for the competition, a flagship event by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), which is an annual ballet meet, with an illustrious 78-year history. It is one of the foremost platforms in launching the professional careers of many young dancers in the international arena. Focus group<br>
Young Kathakali dancers 'train' their eyes at a school for classical arts in Kochi, 1996 Independence Day special Bhangra at Amritsar Odissi artists perform a dance meditation during a function in Bhubaneswar. Members of the modern dance company Pilobolus, wearing flesh colored suits, perform in Sydney, Australia. The group performs at Sydney Theater from May 5 to 17.
Apr 18, 2014
Bihu Samraggi, Himashree Saikia (C), Bihu Rani, Hiranmoee Kalita (R) and Bihu Kuwari, Murchana Hazarika pose for a photograph after winning a Bihu competition in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Mar 17, 2014
Artists of the Russian Black Sea fleet dance and music groups perform for pro-Russian people celebrating in Lenin Square, in Simferopol, Ukraine.

- AP/PTI
Mar 13, 2014
Saifai shake Madhuri Dixit dances at an SP function

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Feb 23, 2014
A member of India’s Dongria tribe watches others dance during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop of the Niyamgiri hills in Kalahandi district, Odisha.

- AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Feb 09, 2014
Performers take part in a dragon dance during a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Lunar New Year this year marks the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar.

- AP Photo/Vincent Thian
Feb 02, 2014
Jharkhand adivasi tribes' traditional dance at All Assam tea tribe adivasi cultural convention 2014 rally in Dibrugarh.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2014
Girls perform traditional 'Kahi Dance' during the opening ceremony of Sivasagar Flying Carnival at Kukurapohia Gaon in Sivasagar, Assam.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2014
Girls perform traditional 'Kahi Dance' during the opening ceremony of Sivasagar Flying Carnival at Kukurapohia Gaon in Sivasagar, Assam.

- PTI Photo
Jan 28, 2014
Dancers in traditional attire performing the Bihu.

- Sandipan Chatterjee
Jan 28, 2014
The awe-inspiring bamboo dance of Mizoram

- Alamy/Indiapicture
Jan 28, 2014
The Hundred Drums Wangala festival

- Alva Sangma
Jan 28, 2014
Assam's harvest festival, Bihu

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Jan 28, 2014
A member of the Nyishi tribe, Arunachal Pradesh

- Alamy/Indiapicture
Jan 28, 2014
A performance at the Shillong Autum festival

- AP
Jan 28, 2014
A dancer at the Ali-Ai-Ligang

- AP
Jan 28, 2014
A band performance at Ziro

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Jan 28, 2014
A Khasi boy in traditional costume

- Alamy/Indiapicture
Jan 28, 2014
A performance of the Chham dance, Torgya

- Alamy/Indiapicture
Jan 28, 2014
Tribal dance performance at Hornbill festival

- AP
Jan 26, 2014
Students hold the flag as they perform a dance during the Republic Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Jan 26, 2014
School children in tiger costumes dance during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Jan 26, 2014
Folk artists perform during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Jan 24, 2014
Physically challenged dancers of the Ability Unlimited Foundation (AUF) perform 'Bhagwad Geetha' dance drama on wheelchairs at an event in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Jan 12, 2014
Folk Dance Group performs the sword dance during inauguration of International Kite Festival in Ahmedabad.

- PTI Photo
Jan 10, 2014
17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee performs the Vajra dance on the occasion of 31st Kagyu Monlam Prayers at Bodhgaya.

- PTI Photo
Jan 09, 2014
Actor Mallika Sherawat performs at Saifai Mahotsav.

- PTI Photo
Jan 07, 2014
Noted Odissi danseuse Pritika Kalra Gandhi being honored with National Nritya Shiromani Award for her outstanding contribution to promote the classical dance form at 5th International Dance and Music Festival in Cuttack.

- PTI Photo
Jan 01, 2014
Artists from West Bengal perform 'Chhau dance' during a two-day long Fourth Sacred Grove festival in Bhopal.

- PTI Photo
Dec 26, 2013
Just For Her
LUNGI dance! A terrible drone of a song, by all accounts, but where the new toast of tinseltown, Deepika Padukone, outshone Shahrukh by a lap and more. The movie in which it was embedded, Chennai Express, only furthered Deepika’s inexorable march towards the number one heroine spot.

- PTI Photo
Dec 18, 2013
Artists perform ‘Pulikkali’ as part of Thiruvathira celebrations in Kozhikode.

- PTI Photo
Dec 13, 2013
Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kansas, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration.

- AP Photo/ The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying
Dec 11, 2013
Veteran actress Hema Malini performs at a programme at Palitana in Bhavnagar.

- PTI Photo
Nov 26, 2013
Brazilian pole dance couple Ekaterina Malykhina, right, and Tallyta Torres perform in the doubles' category of the Miss Pole Dance South America 2013 competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/ Victor R. Caivano
Nov 25, 2013
A folk dance show

- Jyothy Karat
Nov 23, 2013
A Kathakali artist performs at Kala Nadam Dance Festival in Bangalore.

- AP Photo/ Aijaz Rahi
Nov 21, 2013
Martial artists show their skill during a procession to celebrate 116th birth anniversary of Harekrushna Mahatab in Bhubaneswar.

- PTI Photo
Nov 20, 2013
Folk artists from Manipur perform during a procession held as part of the ongoing all India multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad.

- AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
Nov 20, 2013
A folk artist from Uttar Pradesh performs during a procession held as part of the ongoing all India multilingual short play, folk dance competition and theatre seminar in Allahabad.

- AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
Nov 11, 2013
Britain's Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, pose with Kathakali dance artists after watching their performance at the Folklore Museum in Kochi.

- AP Photo
Nov 10, 2013
Dancers perform during 19th Kolkata International Film Festival in Kolkata.

- Ashok Bhaumik/ PTI Photo
Nov 09, 2013
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attempts a hand gesture used in Indian classical dance as she poses with students during a visit to the Asha Sadan children's home in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Indranil Mukherjee, Pool
Nov 09, 2013
First lady Michelle Obama pretends to dance to music as she arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington at a workshop for high school students from Washington, New York and Boston about careers in film.

- AP Photo/ Susan Walsh
Nov 08, 2013
Artists from Norway performing at the inauguration of 'FIDE World Chess Championship 2013' in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
Nov 06, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic in the State Dining Room of the White House.

- Photo Courtesy - Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Nov 06, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic in the State Dining Room of the White House.

- Photo Courtesy - Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Oct 30, 2013
Cruise crew members perform a dance

- Corbis (From Outlook Traveller November Issue, 2013)
Oct 27, 2013
A Belly dancer performs during the 5th Annual Belly Dance Festival 'Hip-Nosis 2013' in Bengaluru.

- PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak
Oct 26, 2013
Students from France take part in International Dance Festival 'Udbhav Utsav', in Gwalior.

- PTI Photo
Oct 23, 2013
Followers of the Shiite Houthi group, also called Ansarullah, dance with traditional daggers named "jambiya" during Eid al-Ghadeer in Sanaa, Yemen.

- AP Photo/ Hani Mohammed
Oct 19, 2013
Meryl Davis and Charlie White perform their ice dancing short dance program during a practice session at the Skate America figure skating competition in Detroit.

- AP Photo/ Carlos Osorio
Oct 10, 2013
Rounders With The Ladies

Few folk dances are easier on the eye and tougher to perform (a whirligig of timed clicks of sticks) than Dandiya; few afford such photo-ops for celebrities. IPL owner and sometime actress Preity Zinta wasn't going to let one go at a Mumbai Garba.

- PTI

Oct 10, 2013
Chennai Open

Effortless displays of big hitting more characterises Dwayne Bravo than stellar wrecking with the ball. One of Windies' new generation who it was hoped would stiffen the team's cru­mbly consistency, Dwayne is also a leading exponent of the lungi dance—as evidenced by this shot from the floors of a Tamil movie.

- PTI

Oct 04, 2013
Former Rajasthan Chief Minister & State BJP President Vasundhra Raje dances with students at a college function in Jaipur.

- PTI Photo
Oct 04, 2013
On Polished Flooring

Amidst fulminating against UPA grandees, Narendra Modi still has time for the Divinity Series—which attempts to present Bharatanatyam in ‘fresh, modern settings'. Foun­der Deepak Shourie (third from left), Arun Shourie and others line up for the end-of-the-show snap in Delhi.

- PTI

Sep 29, 2013
Odisha dancers perform near Taj Mahal in Agra.

- PTI Photo
Sep 27, 2013
Young girls, wearing traditional dresses, show their painted backs as they prepare for a rehearsal of Garba dance ahead of Navratri celenbrations in Ahmedabad.

- PTI Photo
Sep 26, 2013
Actress Hema Malini during a dance performance, in Kolkata.

- PTI Photo
Sep 18, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee performing Kathak dance at 29th National Chakradhar Samaroh at Raigarh in Chattisgarh.

- PTI Photo
Sep 17, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee performs at Akhil Bharatiya Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan at Vrindavan near Mathura.

- PTI Photo
Aug 28, 2013
As the mill land was developed into commercial properties, mostly as entertainment and shopping centres that attracted a young and hip crowd, the older generation simply vanished into oblivion.

- Photo by Ashish Raje
Aug 28, 2013
Dancers Guido Palacios, right, and Florencia Castilla, from Argentina, perform to win the 2013 Tango Dance World Cup stage finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/ Victor R. Caivano
Aug 27, 2013
Kashmiri Pandits dance with local Muslims at a rally on the occasion of Janamashtami festival in Srinagar.

- PTI Photo/ S Irfan
Aug 22, 2013
A couple performs in the 2013 Tango World Championship stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/ Victor R. Caivano
Aug 20, 2013
Rajasthani dancers participate at the launch of Food Security Programme in New Delhi.

- Photo by Jitendra Gupta/ Outlook
Aug 14, 2013
Unwelcome Italy-born Citaristi

- Sanjib Mukherjee
Aug 03, 2013
Girls perform folk dance 'Giddha' to celebrate "Teej" festival at a college in Amritsar.

- PTI Photo/ Deepak Sharma
Aug 02, 2013
Telangana special Celebrating monsoon festival Bonalu

- AP
Jul 28, 2013
Differently abled people on wheel chairs perform Bharatanatyam and Bhagawat Gita in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Jul 18, 2013
Song, no dance For now, these bar girls sing at ‘orchestra bars’

- Amit Haralkar
Jul 16, 2013
Bar girls celebrate with sweets the Supreme Court's ruling on dance bars in Mumbai. Seven years after they were banned, dance bars can again run in Maharashtra with the Supreme Court today upholding a Bombay High Court verdict quashing the state government's order.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Jul 11, 2013
Our Own M

The IIFA awards in Macau unfolded with the B galaxy pretty much sticking to their cliched shtick. Except for one routine by the luminous, lustrous Madh­uri. Lailas and Sheelas may gyrate with their tubs of Fevicol, but none can keep steps to the throbs of our hearts like her.

- Reuters (From Outlook 22 July 2013)

Jul 11, 2013
Mrinalini Sarabhai 95 Ahmedabad, Danseuse, Darpana Academy director

“I stay healthy and in touch with everything that’s going around. It’s important to keep yourself busy, hit the bed at 9. The secret of staying young: feel like you’re 21.”

- Mayur Bhatt

Jul 05, 2013
Tribal artists perform to celebrate the Hul Utsav, commemorating Santhal Revolution, at Illambazar in Birbhum district, West Bengal

- PTI Photo
Jul 04, 2013


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Jun 19, 2013
Jackie Chan dances with children during a visit to a project of a developmental organisation in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
Jun 12, 2013
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah dancing on the tune of Ladakhi music during the inaugural ceremony of Sindhu Darshan festival in Leh.

- PTI Photo
Jun 03, 2013
Anita Ratnam, Dancer

- Vipul Sangoi
May 29, 2013
Thyangboche monks in a traditional dance for the successful British expedition.

- Peter Jackson
May 26, 2013
Tribes from Adilabad dance at the Welfare Party of India (WPI) function in Hyderabad.

- PTI Photo
May 25, 2013
President Pranab Mukherjee pose a group photo with Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra artist after the ‘Karna’ a Ballet Performance at Rashtrapati Bhawan Auditorium.

- PTI Photo
May 09, 2013
Jump In Step

How else to react to the music release of a movie called Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, but to break into an untrammelled bout of Bollywoodised Bhangra? Led by the age-defying gaiety of Dharmendra, the line-up includes Sunny Deol, Shahrukh, Hrithik and the one at least partly original stylist of current times, Aamir Khan.

- AFP (From Outlook 20 May 2013)

May 09, 2013
Shutter speed A still by Shobha Singh

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Apr 14, 2013
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dancing with Bihu dancers during the celebration of Rongali Bihu at Latashil Field in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Apr 13, 2013
South Korean rapper PSY performs at his concert "Happening" in Seoul, South Korea.

- AP Photo/Kin Cheung
Mar 28, 2013
Shobha Deepak Singh

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Mar 21, 2013
A traditional tiger dancer from Orissa state waits to perform during a Save Our Tigers awareness campaign in Kolkata.

- AP Photo/Bikas Das
Mar 02, 2013
Russian Kathak dancers perform during the Champaran Sanskritik Mahotsav in Motihari on Friday night.

- PTI Photo
Feb 28, 2013
Let Fall The Rattle

If her ghungrus could prattle, would they have recounted stories of the circ­les Sha­rmis­h­tha Mukherjee has danced around Pranab? Of missteps and tub-thumpings? Shoot no, ain't no word of mouth 'bout her routine.

- PTI

Feb 28, 2013
Through Eye Slits what's that you're saying to us, Gabriela Bertante? Come hither? Umm, you know, we totally would. The saffron visor doesn't do it for us. Maybe, save that for Carnival?

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Feb 21, 2013
Kat-astrophe? Chikni Chameli from Agneepath

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Feb 21, 2013
Malaika does an Anarkali in Housefull2

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Feb 21, 2013
Not glued to TV Kareena extolling Fevicol virtues in Dabangg 2

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Feb 21, 2013
Dancing queen Seema Singh, Bhojpuri cinema’s gold standard

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Feb 21, 2013
Stare, please Namita Vankhawala

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Feb 15, 2013
Artists from Karnataka perform during the Surajkund Arts and Crafts Mela in Surajkund.

- PTI Photo
Feb 14, 2013
Activists dance in an event to support "One Billion Rising" global campaign in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
Feb 14, 2013
People perform a traditional dance as they participate in an event to support the "One Billion Rising" global campaign in Bangalore.

- AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi
Feb 12, 2013
Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund.

- PTI Photo
Feb 12, 2013
Performers from the Unidos de Vila Isabel samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro.

- AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Feb 10, 2013
A dancer from the Unidos de Vila Maria samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

- AP Photo/Andre Penner
Feb 09, 2013
A dancer from the Vai-Vai samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

- AP Photo/ Andre Penner
Feb 07, 2013
Gotta Love The Handles

Ash fans noted with gladdened hearts the slow retreat of the double chin and the extra wiggle room in this performance for Sachin's Support My School Telethon. Ahhh, that's stark rel­ief though. Black, of course, is the great leveller.

- PTI

Feb 07, 2013
Artists from Sri Lanka perform during 27th International Art & Craft Mela 2013 at Surajkund.

- PTI Photo
Feb 05, 2013
A Maori cultural performance at the Te Puia Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua

- Corbis (From Outlook Traveller February Issue, 2013)
Feb 02, 2013
Artists perfoprm on the chaupal during inauguration of the 27th Surajkund International Crafts Mela at Surajkund, Haryana.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2013
Birdsong

The virtue of keeping it in the box is known to greenhorn shu­tt­lers. Jwala Gutta won't be confi­ned to just playing between the lines tho­ugh. She likes to serve up surpri­ses. An Item number? That'll do.

- Fotocorp (From Outlook 11 February 2013)

Jan 31, 2013
Artist from Karnataka perform during the press preview of 27th International Surajkund Art & Craft mela 2013 starting from tomorrow in Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Jan 27, 2013
Artistes dance who participated in the Republic Day Parade-2013, during a meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
Jan 26, 2013
Chou dancers from Purulia perform during Republic Day celebrations in Kolkata.

- PTI Photo/ Ashok Bhaumik
Jan 22, 2013
Miami-Dade carnival dancers perform at the annual Martin Luther King Day parade in Miami, as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

- AP Photo/ Alan Diaz
Jan 12, 2013
Russian students dance at an event as part of a students exchange programme in Patiala.

- PTI Photo
Jan 07, 2013
Buddhist monks perform their traditional dance at Bodhgaya Bhutan Monastary in Gaya district.

- AP Photo/ Manish Bhandari
Jan 05, 2013
Women participate in ‘Thiruvathirakali’ as part of mothers day celebrations in Kozhikode.

- PTI Photo
Jan 02, 2013
Folk dancers welcome Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir at the 27th Annual Dastkari Haat Bazaar at Dilli Haat in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Vijay Kumar Joshi
Dec 30, 2012
Newly-elected Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh performs the folk dance 'Nati' with his daughter Abhilasha Kumari and others at Holly Lodge, in Shimla.

- PTI Photo
Dec 21, 2012
Students perform during a cultural event at IIM Ahmedabad.

- PTI Photo
Dec 20, 2012
"It isn’t easy. Dance isn’t merely performing. It is about working on your body. It’s a constant process. And the enviroment matters greatly."

Mythili Prakash 30, Los Angeles, Bharatanatyam dancer

- R.A. Chandroo

Dec 10, 2012
Tribal girls from Orissa perform Dhemsa during the tribal dance festival in Bhubaneswar.

- AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout
Dec 04, 2012
A Theyyam performer

- Jyothy Karat
Dec 04, 2012
Children gathered at a local temple for a Theyyam performance

- Jyothy Karat
Dec 01, 2012
Naga tribesmen during the first day of the Hornbill Festival at Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland.

- PTI Photo
Nov 29, 2012
An artist performs a traditional dance to welcome guests during a Diwali function at the New York City Hall in New York.

- PTI Photo
Nov 28, 2012
Odissi dancer Kabita Diwedi performs during 18th International Puri beach festival on Tuesday evening.

- PTI Photo
Nov 11, 2012
Marathi artists perform during the Vasant Mahotsav and the 63rd Birthday celebration of Deputy chairman of Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare in Thane.

- PTI Photo
Nov 10, 2012
A Tibetan Buddhist monk from the Sherbling Monastery in Himachal Pradesh, wears a mask as he waits before performing a "bone dance" at the closing of the Delhi International Arts Festival in New Delhi. The dance, which is usually part of a prayer ritual, is performed for entertainment purposes only.

- AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Nov 09, 2012
A folk dancer performs at Bawa Fair in Jodhpur.

- PTI Photo
Nov 08, 2012
Belladonna Meher Malik of Banjara School of Dance

- Prabhjot Singh Gill
Nov 08, 2012
A movement Sanaz Dance Studio in Bangalore

- Nilotpal Baruah
Nov 08, 2012
Pratik Chaudhri from Jaipur

- Sanjay Rawat
Nov 08, 2012
Shake it all about! Belly dancing class in session at the Life and Dance studio in Pune

- Vikram Patwardhan
Nov 07, 2012
The Kuchipudi guru VEDANTAM SATYANARAYANA SARMA, 77, who specialised in female roles. Bhamakalapam, where he played Satyabhama, was his piece de resistance.

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Oct 31, 2012
Moulin Rouges' Cabaret performs during a show in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad
Oct 30, 2012
Young Gotipua performers strike a limber pose

- AP
Oct 27, 2012
Artists perform Gair dance in Mehrangarh Museum in Jodhpur.

- PTI Photo
Oct 23, 2012
In this Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 photo, devotees perform Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at Umiya Mata temple on the night of Navratri festival in Surat.

- AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
Oct 23, 2012
Folk dancers perform during Navratri festival in Gandhinagar on Monday late night.

- PTI Photo
Oct 21, 2012
Women carry 52 Metal pitchers on their heads at a folk dance award ceremony in Ahmedabad.

- PTI Photo
Oct 19, 2012
Youngsters take part in a Garba programme during Navratri festival in Ahmedabad.

- PTI Photo
Oct 17, 2012
Younsters take part in a Dandiya programme to celebrate Navratri festival in Mumbai on Tuesday night.

- PTI Photo
Oct 10, 2012
Samburu dancers at Sasaab

- PHOTOGRAPHs COURTESY: THE SAFARI COLLECTION
Oct 10, 2012
Young dancers perform during National Day celebrations marking the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan.

- AP Photo/ Wally Santana
Oct 10, 2012


- Ahtushi
Oct 09, 2012
President Pranab Mukherjee presenting Akademi award to Manipuri dancer Priti Patel during the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2011 function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Oct 07, 2012
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, center, performs South Korean rapper PSY's " Gangnam Style" dance with volunteers on a court after a prize presentation for the men's singles final match of the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Djokovic won the China Open tennis tournament, defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6, 6-2.

- AP Photo/Andy Wong
Oct 07, 2012
Toda tribles dancing for rain at Muthanadu Mund, Near Ooty, The Nilgiris.

- PTI Photo
Oct 06, 2012
Participants perform the horse-riding dance of South Korean rapper PSY during a street dance festival in Seoul, South Korea. PSY's music video for 'Gangnam Style' which features the dance, has more than 270 million YouTube views.

- AP Photo/Lee Jin-man
Oct 03, 2012
A traditional dancer performs in front of Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr, top left, Bahrain's Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, top right, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, bottom left, and Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez during day two of a summit with heads of state and government of South American and Arab Countries, in Lima, Peru.

- AP/PTI
Oct 02, 2012
A foreign tour operator dances with local artists during Shikara Festival on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar.

- PTI Photo/S Irfan
Sep 19, 2012
Folk dancers perform as they take part in a "Ganesh Chaturti" festival procession in Mumbai

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Sep 15, 2012
Performers from the Kunming Acrobatic Circus of China rehearse prior to the troupe's premiere in Bogota, Colombia.

- AP Photo/ Fernando Vergara
Sep 11, 2012
They dance like this for entertainment in Sumatra

- AFP (From Outlook Traveller September Issue, 2012)
Sep 11, 2012
'Turkish Night' at an Istanbul restaurant

- Sopan Joshi
Sep 01, 2012
Dancers from the Argentinian group Fuerzabruta, perform their act entitled "Mylar" in a translucent pool suspended overhead in Singapore during the Night Festival which showcases international arts performances in the city-state.

- AP/PTI
Aug 28, 2012
Revelers dance as they parade through the streets during the Notting Hill Carnival in London. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their cultures and traditions with exotic costumes and samba music.

- AP Photo/ Sang Tan
Aug 23, 2012
Argentine tango dance couple Guido Palacios and Florencia Castilla compete in the stage category at the Tango Dance World Cup 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two-week long event offers hundreds of free dance lessons, concerts and recitals, as professional dancers compete in the championship and teach many the eight basic steps of the dance in the city where it was born.

- AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko
Aug 16, 2012
A Kaliyattam artist wearing traditional costume performs for students at a school in Chennai.

- AP Photo/ Arun Sankar.K
Aug 16, 2012
Hema Malini performs at Birla auditorium in Jaipur.

- PTI Photo
Aug 15, 2012
The Emcee Also Freestyles

Ever unassuming, Mary Kom lets her actions speak for her. And they speak volumes. But a true champion knows when to pull her punches. Trading in her trunks for the phanek at a homecoming felicitation, the Olympian drew on the quiet grace of the jhum fieldhands. The delicate twists and twirls of this traditional dance manifested just as easily as those urgent hook-and-jab flurries.

- PTI

Aug 11, 2012
Esha Deol performs at a Krishna Janmashtami event in Worli, Mumbai on Friday night.

- PTI Photo
Aug 07, 2012
Hema Malini performs to display a creation by Neeta Lulla during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade
Aug 01, 2012
Tribal women perform a dance during the ‘Hul Utsav’ held in remembrance of the Santhal revolution at Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

- PTI Photo
Jul 30, 2012
VEMPATI CHINNA SATYAM, 83, Kuchipudi doyen who took the dance to the international stage. Started Kuchipudi Art Academy in 1963, performed in 60 countries. Leading ladies Hema, Jaya learnt from him.

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Jul 26, 2012
Dancers perform to welcome athletes from Italy and Azerbaijan for the 2012 Summer Olympics at Olympic village, in London.

- AP Photo/ Eranga Jayawardena
Jul 24, 2012
Ballet dancers perform on stage during the opening ceremony of the International Olympic Committee session in central London's Royal Opera House.

- AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis
Jul 20, 2012
Performers dance during a dress rehearsal of "A Chorus Line" in Sydney, Australia. The original production opened in 1975.

- AP Photo/ Rob Griffith
Jul 08, 2012
A woman dances as she carries a pot filled with cooked rice on her head, she is decorated with turmeric and neem leaves as a ritual offering to the Hindu goddess Kali during the festival of 'Bonalu' in Hyderabad.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Jul 06, 2012
An exile Tibetan in traditional costume waits to perform a dance at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. The Dalai Lama celebrates his 77th birthday with festivities held for the entire day at the temple complex.

- AP Photo/ Ashwini Bhatia
Jun 17, 2012
People of Toda tribes dance during a marriage ceremony in Fernhill mund near Ooty. Toda people are a small pastoral community who live on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in Southern India.

- PTI Photo
Jun 13, 2012
Actress Shobana performs at the Tagore Literature Award ceremony in Kochi.

- PTI Photo
Jun 13, 2012
Artists perform a dance during a cultural event in Bhubaneswar.

- AP Photo/ Biswaranjan Rout
Jun 13, 2012
Bat And The Maiden

There was a time, between 1996 and 2004, when Sanath Jayasuriya—here at a TV reality show launch—danced down pitches to cut, slash and, devastatingly, flick away deliveries over the 30-yard circle. At least there remains a shadow of the old stance.

- PTI

Jun 10, 2012
Folk dancers and musicians entertain guests at night at the Amraee Rural Heritage Resort in Pranpur

- Puneet K. Paliwal
Jun 10, 2012
A Theyyam performer

- Saibal Das
May 28, 2012
Nepalese women in their traditional dresses perform a dance during a function to observe Nepal Fifth Republic Day, in Katmandu, Nepal.

- AP Photo/ Binod Joshi
May 17, 2012
Tollywood actress performs with her troop during a National Rural Livelihoods Mission programme in Kolkata.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
May 14, 2012
Ballroom dancing in Fuxing Park

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May 11, 2012
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa along with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik honouring eminent Odissi dancer Kumkum Mohanty at "76th Utkal Dibas Samaroh 2012" in Chennai.

- PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar
May 03, 2012
Still idyllic, but... it is to be seen how the fracas in Kalakshetra will affect its running

- G. Sivaperumal
May 03, 2012
Leela Samson

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May 02, 2012
Letting her hair down Nita breaks into dance at an event

- AFP (From Outlook, May 14, 2012)
Apr 30, 2012
Dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo performs in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Aman Sharma
Apr 16, 2012
North Korean dancers perform in front of portraits of the late leaders, Kim Il Sung, left, and his son Kim Jong Il, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate 100 years since the birth of the North Korean founder Kim Il Sung.

- AP Photo/ Vincent Yu
Apr 13, 2012
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (C) beats a drum during traditional Assamese Bihu festival celebrations, in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Apr 13, 2012
Artists perform Bodo dance on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Apr 13, 2012
People celebrate Baisakhi festival at Indo-Pak Border in Jammu.

- PTI Photo
Apr 05, 2012
Women perform a traditional dance as they take part in a procession for Mahavir Jayanti, in New Delhi. The holiday celebrates the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, who created the defining rules of Jainism.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Mar 29, 2012
Rukmini Chatterjee

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Feb 24, 2012
Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain (center) being honoured by classical flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at Konark Dance & Music festival at Konark in Puri on Thursday night.

- PTI Photo
Feb 21, 2012
A dancer of Grande Rio samba school parades during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nearly 100,000 paying spectators turn out for the all-night spectacle at the Sambadrome.

- AP Photo/ Victor R. Caivano
Feb 16, 2012
Kathakali dance artists put on make-up backstage before a performance in Hyderabad. Kathakali is a highly stylized classical dance which originated in Kerala during the 17th century.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Feb 03, 2012
Artists from Gujarat perfrom Mewasi dance at chaupal at 26th Surajkund Art & Craft Mela - 2012 near Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Feb 03, 2012
Artists from Thailand perfom during a procession for the 'holy relics' of Sakyamuni Buddha in Bodhgaya.

- PTI Photo
Feb 02, 2012
Artists from Uzbekistan perform at the 'chaupal' at the 26th Surajkund Art & Craft Mela - 2012 near Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2012
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar dances with Assamese artists during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2012
Union New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah dances with folk artists during a visit to 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2012
Dancers from Uzbekistan wearing traditional clothing laugh together as they put on makeup before performing at the opening of the Surajkund Fair in Faridabad, Haryana.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Feb 01, 2012
Folk artists from Haryana perform during inauguration of 26th Surajkund Crafts Mela near Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Jan 29, 2012
Chinese dancers perform during a twilight parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Sydney, Australia.

- AP Photo/Rob Griffith
Jan 27, 2012
Dongria Kondh tribal women perform their traditional folk dance at the ongoing Tribal Fair 2012 in Bhubaneswar.

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2012
Girls wearing traditional clothing dance for dignitaries during the 63rd Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Jan 26, 2012
Artists perform during 63rd Republic Day function in Imphal.

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2012
Artists perform a folk dance during 63rd Republic Day function in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2012
Women dance in their colourful traditional dresses during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Jan 21, 2012
A folk dancer from Karnataka state performs a dance during a media preview for the upcoming Republic Day parade, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Gurinder Osan
Jan 12, 2012
Colleena, American

Based in Pushkar since 2001, the 31-year-old Californian dancer runs the Shakti School of Dance

- Devansh Jhaveri

Jan 11, 2012
Actress and politician Hema Malini felicitates 94-yr-old dancer and Yoga teacher from America, Tao Porchon-lynch at a function in Mumbai on Tuesday night.

- PTI Photo
Jan 02, 2012
An elderly Buddhist devotee looks at a giant screen on a street, which shows the Kalachakra ritual dance live, during the Kalachakra Buddhist festival, in the town of Bodh Gaya.

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Jan 01, 2012
Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi dances with folk artists during the New Year celebration at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakhetra in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Dec 16, 2011
Congress President Sonia Gandhi dances with tribal women during the National Convention on "Empowerment to Tribal Women" at AICC office in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Dec 11, 2011
An Ottanthullal performance

- Jyothy Karat
Dec 11, 2011
Tango performance at a street café in La Boca

- Dinodia Photo Library (From Outlook Traveller December Issue 2011)
Dec 11, 2011
Tango in the age of mechanical reproduction

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Dec 07, 2011
Anita Ratnam

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Dec 07, 2011
Just kidding Balasaraswati (left) and M.S. Subbulakshmi in a naughty 1937 studio pic

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Dec 03, 2011
Naga tribesmen perform folk dance on the third day of the Hornbill Festival at the Naga heritage village of Kisama near Kohima, Nagaland.

- PTI Photo
Nov 19, 2011
Folk dancers perform before Union Minister of Finance Pranab Mukherjee and Minister of Women & Child Development Krishna Tirath during the Vatsalya Mela-2011 closing ceremony, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Nov 17, 2011
Choreographer Astad Deboo along with street children of Salaam Balak Trust performs on the theme "Interpreting Tagore" in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Kamal Kishore
Oct 11, 2011
A Bhutanese Buddhist monk waits before a rehearsal for a dance to be performed during the wedding festivities of King Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck and future Queen Jetsun Pema, in the capital of Thimphu, Bhutan.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Oct 05, 2011
Dancers, seen in a reflection, prepare for a celebration of Matsu, the Chinese goddess of the sea on Nangan Island in Taiwan's outlying Matsu Island chain. Falling on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, worshippers celebrate the anniversary of the believed ascension to heaven of the island's beloved goddess Matsu, known as the protector of fishermen.

- AP Photo/ Wally Santana
Oct 05, 2011
Devotees perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at the Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Surat, about 270 kilometers (169 miles) south of Ahmedabad, India. Umiya Mata is the deity worshipped by Kadwa Patidar Hindus spread across the world.

- AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
Oct 04, 2011
Devotees perform the Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat, at the Umiya Mata temple on the eighth night of Navratri, or festival of nine nights, in Surat, south of Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
Oct 01, 2011
A girl performs the Garba, on the occasion of Navratri festival in Ahmedabad on Friday night.

- PTI Phot
Sep 28, 2011
South Korean students wearing traditional costumes perform during Seokjeonje Memorial Rite at the Sung Kyun Kwan in Seoul, South Korea. Seokjeon is celebration to consecrate Confucius and the great sages as of the supreme teacher at the civil temple in order to honor their virtue and follow their instruction, along with playing music and dancing and offering wine for blessing.

- AP Photo/ Ahn Young-joon
Sep 24, 2011
Women with their back painted and wearing traditional attire pose for photograph as they get ready for a practice of Garba, as part of preparation for the upcoming Navratri festival in Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
Aug 31, 2011
Argentina's Guido Palacios, bottom, and Florencia Zarate, top, perform during the finals of the 2011 Tango World Championship Stage category in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano
Aug 15, 2011
Assamese girls perform Bihu, a traditional folk dance of Assam, during India's 65th Independence Day celebrations in Guwahati.

- AP Photo/ Anupam Nath
Aug 09, 2011
Exile Tibetan artists in traditional costumes wait for their turn to perform a dance during a function to felicitate the newly elected Tibetan prime minister Lobsang Sangay in Dharamsala.

- AP Photo/ Ashwini Bhatia
Aug 01, 2011
A Kathakali performance in Kochi

- Amit Dixit
Jul 20, 2011
Dancers welcome exiled Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama after his return from US and his meet with US President Barack Obama.

- PTI Photo
Jul 16, 2011
Colombias pop star Shakira performs during her concert Sale el sol in Cancun, Mexico.

- AP/PTI
Jul 07, 2011
Cambodian dancers perform a traditional dance during a ceremony at the complex of Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple, near the disputed border with Thailand, in Preah Vihear province, about 245 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodia marked the third anniversary of the listing of the 11th century Hindu temple as the UNESCO's World Heritage site.

- AP Photo/ Heng Sinith
Jul 06, 2011
Exile Tibetans perform a traditional dance during celebrations to mark the 76th birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala.

- AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia
Jun 24, 2011
Renowned Dancer Shobana (C) presenting the "Krishna Chronicle", a dance based drama on Krishna Leela at Chowdiah Memorial hall in Bangalore on Thursday.

- PTI Photo/ Shailendra Bhojak
Jun 23, 2011
Tango

- RAFAEL WOLLMANN
Jun 15, 2011
Sarina Jain, 34 Fitness personality

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Jun 08, 2011
Bharati Shivaji

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Jun 08, 2011
NATARAJA RAMAKRISHNA, 88, Kuchipudi legend, scholar and musicologist who revived Andhra natyam, a temple dance tradition of the state. His ‘Bhama Kalaapam’ was celebrated all over the world.

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May 30, 2011
Colombia's star singer Shakira performs with FC Barcelona's Gerard Pique during "The Sun Comes Out World Tour" concert in Barcelona, Spain.

- AP Photo/ Emilio Morenatti
May 30, 2011
Colombia's star singer Shakira performs during "The Sun Comes Out World Tour" concert in Barcelona, Spain.

- AP Photo/ Emilio Morenatti
May 30, 2011
Colombia's star singer Shakira performs with FC Barcelona Gerard Pique during "The Sun Comes Out World Tour" concert in Barcelona, Spain.

- AP Photo/ Emilio Morenatti
May 29, 2011
Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah dances during a function organised to celebrate the inauguration of Golf Course at Pahalgam on Saturday evening. The golf course is developed at this place in order to attract tourists who are interested in playing golf.

- PTI Photo
May 29, 2011
Colombia's pop star Shakira performs at Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco.

- AP Photo/ Abdeljalil Bounhar
May 17, 2011
Sri Lankan artists perform during Buddha Purnima celebrations in Bodhgaya.

- PTI Photo
May 10, 2011
Cheergirls of Pune Warriors India during the IPL cricket match against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad.

- PTI Photo
May 09, 2011
President Pratibha Patil with the artists of the Geetanjali Troupe at Rashtrapati Bhavan after the dance drama 'Kavi Pranam' on the occasion of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.

- PTI Photo
May 01, 2011
Dancers of a samba team perform near an evacuation center in Ishinomaki, northern Japan.

- AP/PTI
Apr 26, 2011
Actress Hema Malini performs during a programme in Gandhinagar.

- PTI Photo
Apr 14, 2011
Assamese dancers perform the Bihu, a folk dance, during celebrations to mark Rongali Bihu festival in Guwahati. Rongali Bihu marks the onset of the Assamese New Year and the coming of spring.

- AP Photo/Anupam Nath
Apr 14, 2011
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi along with children dancing on the occasion of Rongali Bihu festival in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Apr 12, 2011
South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called "Legend of Flower" to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organization's 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea.

- AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
Apr 12, 2011
South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called "Legend of Flower" to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organisation"s 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea.

- AP Photo/ Ahn Young-joon
Apr 12, 2011
South Korean dancers wearing traditional costumers present a show called "Legend of Flower" to celebrate the first anniversary of the Korea Tourism Organization"s 2010-2012 Visit Korea year campaign, on the street in Seoul, South Korea.

- AP Photo/ Ahn Young-joon
Apr 08, 2011
WHO Cheerleaders of the Pune Warriors in IPL 4
WHAT The Cheer Queens aka Bharatiya Nrityanganas will outstrip competition from flirty skirts and racy hotpants with their traditional costumes, breaking into classical dance forms—Bharatanatyam, Lavni, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Haryanvi and Mohiniyattam—at each of their boys’ onfield highs.
WHY Hastas, mudras and adavus choreographed by Tanushree Shankar and Ganesh Hegde will replace all that frenzied pompom-waving and hip-shaking, while kohl-lined eyes will keep catcalls in check. Glamour won’t be compromised—B-town’s Neeta Lulla has designed the costumes. Team Twinkletoes also ensures one less bharatiya sanskriti protest, stadium swelter be damned.

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Apr 01, 2011
President Pratibha Patil presenting the Padma Shri award to Kathak dancer Sunayana Hazarilal during a function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Mar 28, 2011
Tribal men from Orissa state wait for their turn to perform at the Indigenous Peoples' Conclave in New Delhi. Hundreds of indigenous and tribal people from across India attended the conclave.

- AP Photo/ Kevin Frayer
Mar 28, 2011
Tribal women from Assam state wait for their turn to perform at the Indigenous Peoples' Conclave in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Mar 24, 2011
WHO
Choreographer and dancer
WHAT
He made 1,335 random people dance to his tunes in a packed school compound, training them in just an hour to shimmy and shake like pros. The result? A Guinness Book of World Records entry for the highest number of people choreographed in the shortest time, outgrooving the existing Australian record.
WHY
The song they danced to, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (no doubt chosen for its instructive title), turned St Theresa School in Bandra into a veritable Bollywood class as aspirants hung on to Lewis’s every move. The biggest lesson? Bollywood jhatkas could actually be in our blood.

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Mar 22, 2011
Tribal activists under Communist Party of India (Marxist) participate in a protest rally in Hyderabad. The activists raised several demands including introduction of a special scheme for development of Dalits and tribal localities and effective implementation of forest rights act.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Mar 20, 2011
Veteran actress Hema Malini presents a dance ballet during "TSR Lalithakala Pasrishad" awards ceremony in Madhapur on Saturday evening.

- PTI Photo
Mar 20, 2011
Veteran actress Hema Malini being honored with "Lalitha Kala Samrat" title by MP T Subbarami Reddy (3rd R) during an awards ceremony in Madhapur on Saturday evening. Anil Kapoor (L) looks on.

- PTI Photo
Mar 16, 2011
Colombian pop star Shakira performs during her concert, “The Sun Comes Out World Tour” Porto Alegre, Brazil.

- AP Photo/ Nabor Goulart
Mar 06, 2011
Colombia's singer Shakira performs during a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shakira is on a tour promoting her album 'Sale el sol'.

- AP Photo/ Natacha Pisarenko
Mar 02, 2011
In this March 1photo, a Kathakali from Kerala performs at a Kerala tourism promotion event in Calcutta.

- AP Photo/Bikas Das
Mar 01, 2011
Artists perform during a cultural programme to mark Raja Bhoj's enthronement millennium centenary celebrations in Bhopal.

- PTI Photo
Feb 16, 2011
Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan along with choreographers Farah Khan and Vaibhavi Merchant during the announcement of a TV talent show in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/Santosh Hirlekar
Feb 10, 2011
An artist from Syria performs at Surajkund fair in Faridabad.

- PTI Photo
Feb 01, 2011
Girls perform a Korean fan dance during the Korean-American culture night at Woodland Middle School in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The exchange students from Geoje Middle School in South Korea spend nearly a month visiting three middle schools and taking part in various cultural experiences.

- AP Photo/Coeur d'Alene Press, Jerome A. Pollos
Jan 31, 2011
Artists perform during the prize distribution function for the 62nd Republic Day parade tableaux in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Jan 26, 2011
School children perform Bhangra during Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2011
Schoolchildren perform a Rajasthan folk dance at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi,

- AP
Jan 26, 2011
School children perform a Punjabi folk dance Bhangra at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

- AP
Jan 26, 2011
Artists from Gujarat perform during the 62nd Republic Day function at Marina Beach in Chennai

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2011
Artists perform during 62nd Republic day function in Leh

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2011
Hunpung Thawanjao dance troupe during the 62 Republic Day function in Imphal

- PTI Photo
Jan 26, 2011
Folk dancers perform alongside a tableau from Maharashtra at the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

- AP
Jan 25, 2011
Indian classical Odissi dancers perform during a cultural event in Hyderabad.

- AP Photo/ Mahesh Kumar A.
Jan 25, 2011
Folk spirit A dance workshop based on Kabir work

- Dinesh Parab
Jan 22, 2011
Men and women belonging to Kabui tribe dance to celebrate the Gang-Ngai festival at Pandon in east Imphal.

- PTI Photo
Jan 21, 2011
In this photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, Indian artists perform the classical Kuchipudi dance during a cultural event in Hyderabad, AP. The Kuchipudi is a classical dance of Andhra Pradesh.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Jan 20, 2011
Yesteryear actress Vaijantimala after being presented with Shanmukhananda National Eminence Award in the feild of fine arts and Bharat Natyam during a function in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Jan 16, 2011
Artistes perform Odissi dance during the Mukteswar Dance Festival in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

- PTI Photo
Jan 14, 2011
School children perform during rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Manish Swarup
Jan 14, 2011
Actress Madhuri Dixit and choreographer Saroj Khan on the sets of a TV reality show on dance in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Jan 14, 2011
Cultural performers from Punjab participate in rehearsals for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Manish Swarup
Jan 13, 2011
Border Security Force soldiers and villagers of Suchategarh dance to celebrate the Lohri festival at an Octroi post along the Indo-Pak international border at RS Pura sector near Jammu.

- PTI Photo
Jan 13, 2011
Women dance during the Makarsakranti festival in Ranchi.

- PTI Photo
Jan 12, 2011
Actress Anushka Sharma performs during the "Apsara" awards in Mumbai on Tuesday night

- PTI Photo
Jan 08, 2011
Dancers from the China Oriental Performing and Arts Group perform their classic work "Tour Of Occult Wonderland" during a rehearsal at NTU Sports Center at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. The "Tour Of Occult Wonderland" will perform from Jan. 8 to 9 at the sports center.

- AP Photo/ Chiang Ying-ying
Jan 05, 2011
Artists preparing themselves for a performance during the 16th Youth Festival in Bhopal.

- PTI Photo
Jan 04, 2011
Kimberley Dunne and other burlesque enthusiasts in outfits pose for the photographers in front of the National Gallery in central London's Trafalgar Square, during a world record attempt to break what they called the World's Largest Burlesque Dance.

- AP Photo/ Lefteris Pitarakis
Dec 29, 2010
England players perform a dance after winning on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. Englnad bowled out Australia for 98 before piling up 513, then running through the hosts a second time, beating them by an innings and 157 runs. 24 years of hurt were over as England retaiedn the Ashes in Australia at the MCG and then burst out into the "sprinkler dance"

- AP/PTI
Dec 28, 2010
Students perform a dance during the inauguration of 56th National School Games in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Dec 10, 2010
Exiled Tibetan children perform traditional dance with a portrait of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to commemorate the receiving of the Nobel Peace Prize by the Dalai Lama in 1989 at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

- AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia
Dec 09, 2010
Folk artistes perform to celebrate Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi's birthday outside her residence in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Dec 02, 2010
Members of the Naga community drink traditional brew after participating in a traditional dance during the week-long Hornbill festival at Kisema near Kohima.

- PTI PHOTO
Nov 29, 2010
Physically challenged artists perform a Sufi dance during an event in Dehradun.

- PTI PHOTO
Nov 26, 2010
Indian artists perform on the first day of Octave 2010 in Hyderabad. Octave is a four-day festival showcasing the art and culture of the north eastern states of Hyderabad.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Nov 23, 2010
Artists perfrom a cultural dance during the inaugural ceremony of the 41st International Film Festival of India in Panaji, Goa on Monday night, Nov 22, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Nov 19, 2010
UNESCO inscribes in its Intangible Heritage list three vulnerable performing arts forms—Kerala ritual theatre MUDIVETTU, east India’s CHHAU dance, KALBELIA folk songs of Rajasthan.

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Nov 19, 2010
Artistes perform on the concluding day of the 10th Nritya Parva, an annual festival of Sattriya dance, in Guwahati on Thursday night.

- PTI Photo
Nov 09, 2010
Serious dancing at Amnesia

- PHOTOGRAPHS: DINODIA PHOTO LIBRARY
Nov 09, 2010
All eyes on the DJ

- PHOTOGRAPHS: DINODIA PHOTO LIBRARY
Nov 02, 2010
Megan Fairchild, left, and Andrew Veyette, principal dancers of the New York City Ballet, perform 'Stars and Stripes', choreographed by George Balanchine at the Mella Theatre during the 22nd International Ballet Festival in Havana, Cuba.

- AP Photo/Javier Galeano
Oct 20, 2010
July 1997
Dancing Queen The Late Protima Bedi with her students at Nrityagram, her dance village, 35 km outside Bangalore, on a sultry July day.

- C.R. Venkatesh
Oct 15, 2010
Folk artists perform during a procession marking Batukamma festival in Hyderabad. Batukamma is a spring festival celebrated by Hindu women of Telangana region.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar Kumar A
Oct 12, 2010
This file photo shows persons wearing traditional attire, performing Garba during Navratri festival in Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
Oct 08, 2010
In this file photo, a girl wearing traditional attire performs Garba during Navratri, or the nine nights festival, in Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
Oct 07, 2010
Girls wearing traditional attire worn during Garba dance performances pose for photographers on the eve of Navratri, or the nine nights festival, in Ahmadabad. Navaratri is a religious occasion in which nine different reincarnated forms of the Goddess Durga are worshipped.

- AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
Oct 03, 2010
Dancers perform during the opening ceremony for the 19th Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Victor Caivano
Oct 02, 2010
People wearing traditional attire practice traditional Garba dance ahead of Navratri in Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
Sep 29, 2010
Welsh athlete Ella Rafferty tries classical dance steps with school children during the flag hoisting ceremony of her country at the Commonwealth Games village, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Manish Swarup
Sep 28, 2010
School girls dressed in traditional attire prepare to participate in a performance at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Sep 27, 2010
Members of the Norfolk Island team watch a performance of Bhangra during a flag hoisting and welcome ceremony at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Gurinder Osan
Sep 27, 2010
A picture of games mascot Shera is seen behind as students put up a cultural performance to welcome Scottish team members at the Commonwealth Games village in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Sep 20, 2010
Nepalese traditional mask dancers dance on the beginning of week long Indra Jatra Festival in Katmandu, Nepa. The festival marks the end of the monsoon season.

- AP Photo/ Binod Joshi
Sep 01, 2010
Maximiliano Alvarado and Paloma Berrios, representing Chile, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Diego Ortega and Chizuko Kuwamoto, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Diego Ortega, front right, and Chizuko Kuwamoto, representing Argentina, celebrate after winning the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Tibetan artists prepare to perform during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai.

- AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Sep 01, 2010
Tibetan artists prepare to perform during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai.

- AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Sep 01, 2010
Tibetan artists perform a traditional dance with China's Pavilion as a backdrop during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai.

- AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Sep 01, 2010
Tibetan artists perform traditional dance with China Pavilion in the background during a Tibet Week event at the Shanghai Expo site, in Shanghai.

- AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Sep 01, 2010
Julian Sanchez (R) and Nair Schinca, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
David Mesa and Laura Vargas, representing Colombia, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
A couple competes during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Byron Torres and Vanessa Hortua representing Colombia, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Julian Sanchez and Nair Schinca, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Cristian Lopez and Naoko Tsutsumizaki, representing Japan, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Sep 01, 2010
Diego Ortega, back and Chizuko Kuwamoto, representing Argentina, compete during the 2010 Tango World Championship Stage category finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

- AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko
Aug 12, 2010
Renowned dancer Bharati Shivaji (R) performs Mohiniattam with her daughter Vijayalaxmi during the National festival of Indian Classical Dance in Kolkata.

- PTI Photo
Aug 06, 2010
Folk performances at the Culture Gully

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Aug 04, 2010
Images of dancers are reflected in a mirror during a rehearsal of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's "Whisper of Flowers" led by Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-min, in Hong Kong. Inspired by Anton Chekhov's "Cherry Orchard," "Whisper of Flowers" abandons the characters and plot of the original play and instead explores the enduring theme of exuberance giving way to precarious darkness.

- AP Photo/Vincent Yu
Jul 22, 2010
Legendary Kathakali artiste KOTTAKKAL SIVARAMAN, 74. In the hitherto all-male dance form, he was the ace at essaying the feminine. His best: the Damayanti to Kalamandalam Gopi’s Nalan.

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Jul 21, 2010
A ballerina from the Russian Imperial Ballet Company performs 'Carmina Burana' during a rehearsal in Madrid. The Ballet company will be perform until July 25.

- AP Photo/Paul White
Jun 26, 2010
Actor-dancer Shobana performs with her troupe at the ongoing World Classical Tamil Conference in Coimbatore on Friday Night.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Jun 08, 2010
Performer Lewis West is stood on by a fellow cast member during a sequence called Red Shoes during dress rehearsal for their show "Circa" at the Sydney Opera House. The show mixes elements of a circus with contemporary dance.

- AP Photo/Rick Rycroft
Apr 30, 2010
Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi beating 'Dhol' at a function to celebrate Rongali Bihu in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
Apr 14, 2010
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi plays the Dhol (Traditional Assamese Drum) while children perform the Bihu dance on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, in Guwahati. His wife Dolly Gogoi is also seen in the picture.

- PTI Photo
Apr 10, 2010
Folk dancers from Kerala perform during a rally on the inauguration of Kolkata-Kerala cultural festival in Kolkata. The festival showcasing cultural heritage and tourism of Kerala is scheduled until April 14.

- AP Photo/Bikas Das
Apr 08, 2010
U S Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer and his wife Sally Roemer dancing with Gadba tribal girls of Koraput at Tribal museum in Bhubaneswar.

- PTI Phot
Apr 02, 2010
Renowned dance troupe 'Prince' performs in Lucknow.

- PTI Photo/Nand Kumar
Mar 31, 2010
Birju Maharaj at a Kathak performance during a press preview for the Festival of India in China and France, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Mar 31, 2010
Birju Maharaj at a Kathak performance during a press preview for the Festival of India in China and France, in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Mar 16, 2010
Actress Hema Malini with Swami Siddhanad before a performance at Haridwar.

- PTI Photo
Mar 10, 2010
Odissi dancers performing at a dance festival in Bhubaneswar.

- PTI Photo
Mar 09, 2010
Members of the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe (CDPPAT) present the thousand-hand Bodhisattva by the hearing impaired performers, in Amman, Jordan. A total of 104 artists, all with hearing, visual or physical impairments, performed an array of songs, dances, dramas and Peking opera acts in the show.

- AP/PTI
Feb 25, 2010
Sikkim folk dancers performing the Ghantu dance during the inauguration ceremony of a ten-day long Gandhinagar cultural festival, involving more than 45 teams of folk dancers from various states across India, in Gujarat.

- PTI Photo
Feb 14, 2010
Actress Hema Malini performs the Radha-Krishna ballet at Champaran Sankritik Mahotsava in Motihari in Bihar.

- PTI Photo
Feb 07, 2010
Filipinos in colourful costumes demonstrate the native "Tinikling" bamboo dance at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila.

- AP Photo/Aaron Favila
Feb 04, 2010
Mexican ballet, founded in 1989, being performed at Rabindranath Tagore centre in Kolkata to enrich Indo-Mexican cultural relationship.

- PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
Jan 25, 2010
Arthy Muthanna Singh 47 | Lawyer | Modern dance
“I don’t feel guilty about doing anything just for myself.”

Arthy loved to sing in her school choir, but never got around to it afterwards. She loved to dance—but only did so “socially” for years. “It seemed indulgent,” she says. At 43, she joined Danceworx for modern dancing. “The 45 minutes of exercise and 45 minutes of dancing, a total workout, left me exhausted but refreshed,” she says. Finally, Arthy was doing something “just for herself”. Music lessons are on next.

- Tribhuvan Tiwari

Jan 25, 2010
Meena Bagai 47 | Finance professional | Dancing
“I feel great to know I can match steps with girls half my age.”

Getting married young, dealing with divorce and a child to support left this Mumbaikar with little time to do things she wanted to. Crazy about dancing, she was delighted when her daughter-in-law introduced her to exotic dancing classes. Learning to lap and pole dance as well as execute some Indo-western steps set her feet tapping and her spirit free.

- Apoorva Salkade

Dec 09, 2009
Mainland China dance group from the Dun Huang Research Institute perform an arrangement entitled 'Flying Apsaras' depicting the Buddhist imagery found in the grottoes in Dun Huang, in Taipei, Taiwan.

- AP Photo/Wally Santana
Nov 22, 2009
Folk artists perform Chhau dance on the Raising Day of National Cadet Corps (NCC), in Calcutta.

- AP Photo/Bikas Das
Nov 10, 2009
Raffaele Morra, a member of The Trocks, a New York based company of all male ballet dancers performs Dying Swan during a dress rehearsal at the Royal Theatre in Sydney, Australia.

- AP Photo/Rick Rycroft
Sep 17, 2009
Bollywood actress Esha Deol and her sister Ahana perform during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Doordarshan at Worli Center, in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Sep 10, 2009
Olivia Heyworth of Australia dances a Commissioned Variation during the second round of semi-finals at the Genee International Ballet Competition held in Singapore. Fifty-three dancers from around the world have gathered for the competition, a flagship event by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), which is an annual ballet meet, with an illustrious 78-year history. It is one of the foremost platforms in launching the professional careers of many young dancers in the international arena.

- AP Photo/Wong Maye-e
Aug 24, 2009
Focus group
Young Kathakali dancers 'train' their eyes at a school for classical arts in Kochi, 1996

- Steve McCurry
Aug 15, 2009
Independence Day special Bhangra at Amritsar

- AP
Jun 24, 2009
Odissi artists perform a dance meditation during a function in Bhubaneswar.

- PTI Photo
May 05, 2009
Members of the modern dance company Pilobolus, wearing flesh colored suits, perform in Sydney, Australia. The group performs at Sydney Theater from May 5 to 17.

- AP Photo/Rob Griffith
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Bihu Samraggi, Himashree Saikia (C), Bihu Rani, Hiranmoee Kalita (R) and Bihu Kuwari, Murchana Hazarika pose for a photograph after winning a Bihu competition in Guwahati.

- PTI Photo
 
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