Manipuri dancers are known for their graceful and delicate
steps. Soft, light music further adds to the beauty and creates
an ambience of happiness and tranquility. Manipuri
dance is a beautiful mix of drama or abhinaya, soft dance
steps and a charm that is truly poetic in nature.
Dance Costumes Manipuri
dancers wear very beautiful and colorful costumes, especially
the women. The men wear white colored dhotis and the angavastra
while the women wear eye catching costumes which consists
of a long, straight or cylindrical shaped skirt, blouse and
a translucent veil or head cover.
The use of golden zari borders is another signature element
that contributes to the beauty of this dance costume.
performances get their true flavour with accompanying musical
instruments such as the Flute, Manjira, Gong, Dholak, etc.