Just as music, Indian dance has its origin in the historical period of Veda. There are two types of dances: Folk and Classical.
Each state offers different performances with respect to their regional cultures. Dancers perform during secular and religious ceremonies. The common feature: specific flamboyant costumes and wearing numerous jewels.
Kathakali is practiced in Kerala, South India, dance theatres which require long hours of make up for dancers. A number of performances in Europe have ensured the eminence of Kathakali which reconstructs the episodes of Hindu epics.
Other dances, less known, are practiced in neighboring states.