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.

It is religious dance .Followers of gujjar community are strong devotees of their lord Tejaji. They conduct fairs in his honor at many places. There lord always had a horse so just to keep it alive...
Dances are not merely source of entertainment; it is very instrumental in matching the life mates. This is something believed by the young unmarried tribals of Bhimana and Goena. There is one such...
Excitement brings sahariyas come together and the sips of local or country made liquor make them Mary go around. In this form of dance the males cover their faces with masks resembling Indrapari .The...
This is a type of fishermen dance. In this dance they show the aakhate(specify aakhate) of sea life. The women and men of fishermen community stand in a queue. They all carry weapon in their hands....
This dance is a war dance. This is more famous and practiced in Mavo. In the olden days it was used as a source of motivation for the soldiers to prepare themselves for war. It was very popular and...
This is a dance which is performed by both the sexes. First there is a line of ladies and after them are the males. This is a dance which has lot of jumps involved and dancers enjoy every bit of it...
This dance belongs to the sea side people or to the fisherman community. Pathar is the main folk dace of this community which displays the life of a fisher at each visit to the sea and at very stage...
This dance is in the traditions of Pancmahal tribals. In this dance form the females belonging to the tribes are seen carrying the matkis or the earthen pots balancing on their heads. They move from...
This is performed during the marriage ceremonies. The bride and the groom after performing the rituals of pithi are asked to shift to the wooden slabs where they are surrounded by the young groups of...
Dances are always seen having some or the other link to culture. As a custom gaur dance is performed during the gangore puja.The young girls pray to god with full honesty and faith asking for a...
This dace belongs to gujjar or the nomad community. .It is performed on diwali and on the second day f this festival. The second ay festival is very important in the lives of farmers. Bull is the...
The women belonging to bhagtan community are known as bhagtaniya.They are mainly found in Marwarh region of Jodhpur. The dances performed by them are known as bhagtan dances. It is believed that...
Bum is a harvest dance and has derived its influence from brig culture. Bum of Maivat is famous for its colourful dance. The season comprises of many things together which really is a occasion in...
This dance is performed in the night with the beautiful beats of flute, dhol as well the hands. This dance is termed as Mukhota Pradhan or the mask dance. One of the dancers puts on the mask of an...
Every dance has its beauty and in this the beauty revolves around clapping. Clapping is the back bone for this dance. The dance begins with the clappings of dancers. Dancers remains excited through...
This dance has similarities to mohili dance .When we compare this dance we find that here the speed of the dance is faster than mohili. Bending forward and catching the hands of partners are the main...
This dance is performed during the prayer to devi or even during when somebody is of fering prayer for some special wish.Jala is a religious dance. In mewarh this is common during marriages and...
It is a dance performed on the wooden dummy horses. It has it’s origin from the bandit regions of Shekhawati. The dance starts from right side. In Rajasthan it is performed by these communities,...
Kalbeliya is one of the opulent dance forms of Rajasthan. It is performed by the snake charmers community. Kal means snake and beliya means friend. Snakes are really friendly to them and one cannot...
Earlier this dance was limited to the tribals and the locals of Gujarat. Today Dhamal is known at the international level and this is due to the cultural exchange programs. Bharoch belongs to Gujarat...
This is one of the dances which have use of sticks. On a coloured pole lot of multi coloured strings are tied. Dancers catch the corners of their respective Multi coloured ropes or the strings in...
During holi there is a strong tradition of playing rarh at VagalAanchal. This is played in different styles at different places. At many places it is played with stones, burning wood and at some...
This dance form belongs to Tarvi community.Ghoria is very famous in Panchmahal,Bharoach and Vadodra. Just two days after holi festival called Dhulandi is celebrated and on this day youngsters move...
This is a famous dance of females belonging to gujjar community of Kishangarh. These ladies carry brass pots on their heads balancing it to perfection. Often these pots are kept ignited with the...
Near Udaipur there is a village known for its rhythmic gair dance. In the month of falgun locals of Bhanuja are busy performing the dance which lingers on till jamarbig(define jamarbig).The locals...