The vibrations of the sanskrit plays gains an articulation with the introduction of the Classical Indian Dance drama. The verve of the different classical dance forms like the Odissi, Kathak, Bharatnatyyam, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Yakshagna, Sattriya further structured the very contour of the Classical Indian dance drama as an elegant way of thanking and revering the Divine. Dance forms here started ruling the theater form. While Bharatnatyyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi prefers to maintain the very orthodox style of the Indian classical dance form, it is the typical saltation form of Kathak that developed as a rather contemporary style in worshipping the elysian. Movement of the legs and the mudraas coupled with the gentle rhythm of the Sura and Raga, aided in weaving that magic in the dance form of Kathak.
The Classical Indian dance drama further gained that overemotional aspect with the introduction of the melodramatic form of the Kathakali dance. Quite ideally therefore Lasya, Natya and Rasas all gained a distinct facet in the Indian classical dance drama amidst the classic accession of the various Indian dance form.
In the recent era Classical Indian dance drama is just not the harmonization of the dance form but is a lot more. It has become a tuneful union of dance, music, songs, dialogues, soliloques and monologues. Although the "catharsis" of the modern dance drama is portrayed amidst the dance forms and music, yet words, orchestra and string music definitely plays an important role. In the modern days Classical Indian dance drama in the larger sense is therefore an effort of communing the emotional content through song, dance, timber, words and music.