Manipuri dance is long recognized as a classical dance form in India – both administratively and socially. However, given the difficult geographic access to Manipur and Northeastern India in general the dance form has relative less publicity in large Indian cities.
I love people of Manipur and they also love ... The Manipuri dance is famous throughout the world. Here women do much of the work including the outdoor work and men are relived to a great extent.
In Manipur , dancing is charged with faith , the devotional fervour of bhakthi . To a Manipuri, one whole life is a dance offering.
The history of Manipuri dance can be divided into two broad phases – the pre-Hindu and Hindu. The premiere festival of the Pre-Hindu tradition of Manipur, the word LaiHaraoba has been derived from “lai hoi lauba” which literally means shouting of the word “hoi” by the gods reflecting on the Meitei creation myth.Sohini Ray