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Indian Classical Dance: The Renaissance and Beyond
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In This session of General awareness series we are going to learn about Folk dances of India. We would only focus on the 10 famous folk dances of India in this video. If any of the folk dances of India UPSC perspective is missed let us know in the comments we will try to add that up in next version of folk dances of India video.
Folk dance in India is widely acknowledged in colourful tradition. Folk dAnce in tamil nadu, kerala, Punjab, J&K, Maharashtra and many other states are discussed as folk dance documentary which will be useful for folk dances for exams. Folk dances indo and types of folk dances are also discussed here.
Folk dance in India and List of folk dances are:
Jammu and Kashmir
Rouff is the traditional folk dance of Kashmir, performed solely by the women on festive occasions.
Merely everyone knows this folk dance, hailing from the vibrant state of Punjab. This dance originates from the Majha area of Punjab.
Ghoomar is performed by women in colourful swirling ghagharas.
The beauty of this dance is in the stunning spins which go on to reveal the various gorgeous colours of the swirling skirts.
The dance is performed in honour of the Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge.
Ghoomar is an absolutely fascinating and hypnotic dance to watch!
Garba is the folk dance of Gujarat, now popular in its neighbouring states too.
The dance symbolises a celebration of life.
Usually performed around a clay lantern, the dancers honour the Goddess Durga, the feminine representation of divinity.
Garba is always performed in a circle (as a metaphor for the cyclic nature of time).
In modern times, the Garba that is performed is heavily influenced by the Dandiya Raas, thus giving it the high energy it is known for.
Bihu is a fast-paced, extremely joyful dance, hailing from the state of Assam. It is performed by young girls and boys during the festivals of Bihu, Assam’s three important agricultural festivals. The dance is performed to a twin-faced drum, with one end played with a stick and the other with the palm.
This is a tribal martial arts dance popular in West Bengal, Jharkhand and Orissa. It is mainly performed during regional festivals, especially the spring festival of Chaitra Parva, which is a thirteen-days long event.
Traditionally performed to the beat of the dholki, Lavani is a high-energy performance (usually by women), and has contributed immensely to the development of folk theatre in Maharashtra. There are two types of Lavani performances – Phadachi Lavani (enacted in a public space, a theatrical atmosphere) and Baithakachi Lavani (performed in a closed space to a select audience, and mostly while sitting down)
Dollu Kunitha is a folk dance performed in the temples of Beereshwara or Beeralingeswara, in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Performed during Onam, Kerala’s harvest festival, Puli Kali is a visual art in almost every aspect. Artists and dancers paint their bodies as tigers and hunters and dance to the beat of musical instruments like the Udukku and Thakil.
Karakattam, also known as Karagam, is a popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Karakattam is conducted by an individual or two persons with various acrobatic feats. The dancers, attired in colourful costumes, carry decorated pots on their heads and dance in a lively manner to the rhythm of the music. The pots are adorned with a cone of flower arrangements with a paper parrot at its top.
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