September 24, 2017
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Indian Dance Forms

Bihu

The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam religon related to the festival of Bihu.This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps,and rapid hand movement. Dancers wear traditionally colorful Assamese clothing and perform the bihu dance. [… More info …]

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Garba

Garba is an Indian form of dance that originated in the Gujarat region. The name garba comes from the Sanskrit term Garbha (womb) and Deep (a small earthenware lamp). Many traditional garbas are performed around a central lit lamp or picture or statues of different avatars of Goddess Shakti. The circular and spiral figures of Garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, such as those of Sufi culture. [… More info …]

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Bhangra

Bhangra in Punjabi (Gurmukhi) is a form of south-asian music and dance highly influenced by the culture and language of Punjab Region. Bhangra also refers to a folk dance. Bhangra dance began as a folk dance conducted by Punjabi farmers in 11th century to celebrate the coming of the harvest season. The specific moves of bhangra reflect the manner in which villagers farmed their land. [… More info …]

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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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