Sattriya, or Sattriya Nritya, is one among eight principal classical Indian dance traditions. The other seven are Bharatanatyam, Kathakali, Mohini Attam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, and Manipuri. Whereas some of the other traditions were revived in the recent pasts, Sattriya dance has been a living tradition since it its creation by the Srimanta Sankardeva in the 15th century in Assam.
Performance— the Sattriya dance is performed by bhokots or the male monks traditionally in monasteries, today, the Sattriya dance is also performed on stage by men and women who are not the part of the Sattras. The dance can be performed either solo or in groups. It requires a good physical exercise, the flexibility of the body and an intense practice.