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Consider the following statements about a classical dance form

(A) Tribhanga is a special feature of this dance

(B) The torso movement is very important and is a unique feature of this dance.

(C) Many of today’s Gurus of this style belong to the Gotipua tradition.

Identify the classical dance form using the above clues.


1. Kuchipudi
2. Odissi
3. Sattriya
4. Kathakali

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Odissi

The correct answer is Odissi.

  • Odissi
    • It is the classical dance of Odisha.
    • It follows the principles of the Natya-Shastra.
    • It emphasizes sinuous postures and is characterized by a variety of elevations and jumps.
    • It is predominantly a dance for women.
    • Tribahnga is a standing body position used in this classical dance.
    • Gotipua is a traditional dance performed by young boys who dress as women to praise Jagannath and Krishna.

  • Kuchipudi
    • It is one of the eight major Indian classical dances.
    • It is a state dance of Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sattriya
    • It is a major Indian classical dance.
    • It is a state dance of Assam.
  • Kathakali
    • It is a major form of classical Indian dance.
    • It is a state dance of Kerala

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