Dance

Dance
Dance may be defined as the non-verbal form of expression or the artistic expression of emotions. The remains of Bhimbetka rocks indicate that dances must have existed in the pre-historic era over 9000 years back. It had been an important part of the religious rituals and ceremonies. Folk dances have spread over the length and breadth of the globe. Each form describe the traditional life of the region and is performed in the local specific costumes and jewelry. The folk dances are performed on the every occasion , be it the arrival of a new season, a festival, the birth of a child or a wedding ceremony. The folk dances are usually passed from generation to generation and are associated with social activities of the rural country-side.

This is a very famous dance which is performed by the male kanjars during the marriages of other communities. These dancers create a scene by dressing up like a groom and show their dance sitting...
Dance- This dance form has closeness to jhala dance. In this the dance is performed by the female religious or pujari . Dancers catch the pallu or the over hang from the shoulder of the saris. They...
It is a sports dance. This is mostly seen in Dangarpur –Kherawada tribals .This is performed exactly after the third day of holi. For this a pole is digged in an open ground. Coconut is placed on top...
The dances which are done on the beats of daph are known as dap dances. Few days before the New Year begins the welcoming dance spread up their wings. Dap dances are also known as daph dances. Dap...
Vallar is a tribal dance and is famous amongst Sirohi, Aabu, Pali tribals. This is also known in relation to ghumra. When ladies perform this dance there is no back ground music but when males come...
This is a female dance performed by the female folks of garasia. Madal and thali are the main instruments played with it.Garasia females are very fond of dressing up and make-up. They like to ware...
The traditional fire dance is performed by the banjara community. The jasnathis of Bikaner and Cham are known for the tantric powers which they inherit form elders. These people are daring and that...
Dance of festival season. It begins after holi or we say on the onset of dhulandi festival which falls next day to holi. This dance is carried on till basant panchami. It is performed by male dancers...
The traditional removal of burned danda is known as jamra. The next day of holi is known for the jamra rituals. This celebration is only for the female folk. The songs sung during are full of...
Shukar means pig. Dancers dress up like pigs and attain all the attraction. They are dress up so naturally that children believe them as real pigs. It’s an art the regional artists who design the...
The young girls form a group and match step for step while moving forward. They support themselves by wrapping there arms around each others necks. As soon as the steps are synchronized the song is...
Goriya is a belonging of South Gujarat. The farmers residing in this area do this dance. Dancers in one hand carry dandiya and morchal in the other hand and perform the dance. The most colorful...
This is a very beautiful presentation. In this the women folk carry series of brass /copper pots on their heads and start dancing .The balancing is so perfect that it shocks the viewers and this is...
This dance is traditionally performed by the tribals during the Falgun Krishna Day(falgun Krishna aakam par tadhi gare ramne ki parampara hai).The dancers dress themselves in the most attractive way...
There is a community known as kanjars. The young girls of this community usually perform dances in the marriage ceremonies of high status families. These young girls dance in behalf of groom. They...
As the name sounds haath jodiyano which means joining the hands. In this dance form the ladies dance with their hands joined. The posture is unique as they keep the head bend towards the ground along...
This is played in the region of Katch. Katch is the border area and is known for its preserved traditions by the locals. The preserved culture of folk dances and folk songs flows in this region. The...
( Define Vishnav mandir)In vaishnav temples women are seen playing manjira while they sing the prayer songs. In the local language it is called manjira raas. It is believed that because of this...
The tribals have their own Gare dance. This performance is done before the main holi gare dance. This gare dance form is also known as Gauriya and garaiya. In south of Gujarat this dance form is...
This dance can be seen in Bharvar and Raibari tribal communities .It has a difeerent Shaili(find the English for shaili and Kabilas). In this dance thick bamboo is the main tool and main instrument...
It is dance which is performed on demise. This is practiced in the Brahman community of Vagal region. When a lady looses her husband she is sent back to her paternal house where is dressed up like a...
Navda means big boat. It’s a very beautiful dance which is performed over the running water. It expresses a unique kind of dance form and many people call it a dance of romance. Navada means boat....
This dance is available in one of the forms of raas. In this women folk in particular participate and sometimes both the genders are seen dancing together. It is believed to be part of rasak taal....
Godi means knee. This dance has got its name from its acting form. This dance is performed on the knees. It is mainly done in marriages. There are ladies who move around, in front and back steps in...
It is a kind of dhol which is kept in the centre of the circle and the dancers dance around it. The instrument is worshipped and it is believed that it receives the powers from the goddesses. This...