Sattriya, also known as Sattriya Nritya, is an important Indian classical dance form. It is a dance-drama showmanship that originated in Assam's Krishna-centered Vaishnavism monasteries and is credited to Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev, a scholar and saint of the Bhakti movement in the 15th century.
It is Assam's most popular folk dance, performed primarily during the annual Bihu festival in April. This joyful dance is performed by both men and women, and participants are dressed in traditional clothes. Brisk steps and fast hand movements characterize this dance style.
The Jhumair Folk Dance also referred to as Jhumar, is a well-known Folk Dance mostly practiced in Assam. People who grow tea celebrate Jhumair's annual Folk Dance with great glitz and glamour. Similar Dance motifs have been identified in Mesolithic paintings.
Bhortal is among the Assamese community's most beloved and cherished folk dances practiced in the region. A lot of communities like Mishimi/ Tiwa consider Assam to be their home. It is typically performed in groups of five to six people.
Bagurumba is an example of a Folk Dance of Assam that is ingrained in the blood of the people of the Northeast. People continue to perform the magnificent Bagurumba Folk Dance from generation to generation. Traditional Bodo women execute this dance.
The beautiful Dance Form of Ojapali can be seen in the Indian state of Assam. The Kathakata group has evolved the dance, which is performed in huge groups. The melodies, speeches, gestures, acting dramatization, and occasionally humor add to the appeal of this Folk Dance.