November 18, 2017
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Indian Dance Forms

Gidda

Gidda (Punjabi-gidha) is a popular folk dance of women in Punjab region of India and also Pakistan. The dance is often considered derived from the ancient dance known as the ring dance and is just as energetic as Bhangra and at the same time it manages to creatively display feminine grace, elegance and elasticity. It is a very colourful dance form which is now copied in all the regions all across the country. [… More info …]

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Lavani

Lavani Folk Dance is a genre of music popular in Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu State. Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particularly performed to the enchanting beats of Dholak, a percussion instrument. Lavani is noted for its powerful rhythm and erotic sentiment. Lavani has contributed substantially to the development of Marathi folk theatre In Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh. [… More info …]

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Singhi Chham

Singhi Chham Folk Dance is also known as Kanchendzonga Dance. It is a folk dance native to Sikkim Region. The word ‘Singhi Dance’ means the ‘Lion Dance’. This masked dance is performed during the worship of snowy range of Kanchenjunga. And People use this majestic dance as a way to display their cultural symbol. [… More info …]

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Kamandi

Kamandi or Kaman Pandigai Folk Dance is celebrated in Tamil Nadu State in India.It is Celebrated to commemorate the puranic event when Manmada the God of Love was burnt to ashes by Siva in anger. The villagers separate themselves into two parties as Erintha katchi and Eriyatha katchi and a heated debate ensues. Kaman and Rathi, his consorts, are main characters. [… More info …]

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Kummi

Kummi is a folk dance popular in Tamil Nadu and Kerala State in India, danced mostly by Tamil women in circle. Dancing may be different. In some places, it is very simple, with rhythmic clapping. In other places dancers imitate various harvesting activities. Kummi is often accompanied by songs, called “Kummi songs”. It is often danced during festivals. It is also danced by Tamils of Sri Lanka. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Kalikapatadi

Kalikapatadi Dance Form is mainly Perform in WestBangal,The main story of this Kalikapatadi Bengali dance form is ‘how Shiva calms down angry Kali after killing Asura. It is more prevalent in Howrah. Before the coronation of Shiva on Neelpuja Day (Chaitra Sankranti), the performance of this dance is a must. [… More info …]

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Jawara

Jawara Folk Dance is performed in the Bundelkhand area of Madhya Pradesh State in India.It is essentially a harvest dance reflecting the gaiety and pleasure of the peasants who have reaped a good harvest. The dance is performed by men and women together. [… More info …]

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Dumhal

Dumhal Folk Dance is Perform in Kashmir State in India.The Dumhal is a dance performed by the menfolk of the Wattal tribe of Kashmir on specific occasions. The performers wear long colourful robes, tall conical caps which are studded with beads and shells. The party moves in a procession carrying a banner in a very ceremonial fashion.
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Yakshagana

Yakshagana Folk Dance is a musical theater popular in the coastal and Malenadu regions of Karnataka State, India. Yakshagana is the recent 200 Years scholastic name for what are known as “dasavatara”(Ten Avatars). It is believed to have evolved from pre classical music and theatre during Bhakti movement. Yakshagana is popular in the districts of Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Shimoga of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala. Yakshagana is gaining popularity in Bangalore since a few years. [… More info …]

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Panthi

Panthi is one of the prominent dance forms of Chhattisgarh State in India. The Panthi dance reflects the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacies of the indigenous tribal groups of the region. Representing the vibrant and dynamic cultural life of the local inhabitants of Chhattisgarh Region. Panthi dance epitomizes the unique dance styles of the state. [… More info …]

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Kalbelia

Kalbelia is the one of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan Region and performed by the kalbelia tribe. The Kalbelia dance is performed to celebrate any joyful moment in the community. It is an integral part of their culture. Male participants take care of the musical part of the dance. They use the different instruments Like Pungi, Dufli, Been, Khanjari, Morchang, khuralio and Dholak to create the rhythm and dancers perform. [… More info …]

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Indian Dance Forms

Mohiniatam Dance

Mohiniyattam also Called Mohiniattam is a traditional South Indian dance from Kerala State, developed by the Tamil nattuvanar Vadivelu,one of the Thanjavur Quartet. It is one of the eight Indian classical dance forms of the India. It is considered a very graceful dance meant to be performed as a solo recital by women. The term Mohiniatam comes from the words “Mohini” meaning a woman who enchants onlookers and “aattam” meaning graceful body movements. [… More info …]

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