Indian Dance Area, Dress, Reason, Culture and Tradition


FOLK DANCE

A folk dance may be a dance developed by folks that reflect the lifetime of the people of a particular country or region. Not all ethnic dances are folk dances. For example, ritual dances or dances of formality origin aren’t considered to be folk dances. Ritual dances are usually called “Religious dances” due to their purpose. The terms “ethnic” and “traditional” are used when it’s required to stress the cultural roots of the dance.

•Kummi Dance      • Garba Dance     • Charkula Dance     • Cheraw Dance     • Chhau Dance     • Jatra Dance     • Thhabal Chhoongba Dance

• Devratnam Dance     • Wing Dance     • Poikal Kudirai Attam Dance     • Virnatyam     • Pavra Dance     • Lavani     • Lur Dance

• Bihu Dance     • Bamrasia Dance     • Kachi Mare Dance     • Bhangra Dance     • Dupu Dance     • Bhotaral Dance     • Jackal Dance

• Agni Dance     • Bhagoria Dance     • Matki Dance     • Navartha Dance     • Gangaur Dance     • Sided Dance     • Kaksar Dance

•Dindi Dance     • Jhimya Dance     • Launda Dance     • Gussaree Dance     • Koli Dance     • Khodlin Dance     • Gandhar Dance

•Dhamsa Dance     • Gorwara     •Kunitha Dance     • Languria Dance     • Karia Chandelier Dance     • Ghadla Dance     • Non-Dance

• Karga Dance     • Dhebia Dance     • Dholu Kunitha Dance     • Korku Thapati Dance     • Thali Dance     • Chhalia     • Jharni Dance

• Neja Dance     • Maunia Dance     • Koliha Dance     • Shaitam Dance     • Mandal Dance     • Jogida Dance     • Chang Dance

• Saddle Dance     • Kalbel Caulia Dance     • Kathghodwa Dance     • Dhangri Gaja Dance     • Rye Dance     • Panwadia Dance

• Congratulatory Dance     • Bagaria Dance     • Gauri Dance     • Dang Dance     • Rawat Dance     • Vidpat Dance     • Bhanwai Dance

• Thirteenth Dance     • Dhimurya Dance     • Drum Dance     • Diwari Dance     • Saila Karma Dance     • Songi Mask Dance     • Sua Dance

• Chari Dance     • Shankaria Dance     • Danda Dance     • Chapeli     • Kandra Dance     • Ragala Dance     • Domkach Dance

and many more….

• Indooni Dance     • Panihari Dance     • Saira Dance     • Muria Dance     • Baler Dance     • War Dance     • Chakri Gauri Dance

• Yakshagan Dance     • Lejim Dance     • Karma Dance     • Gadi Dance     • Luddi Dance     • Nati Dance     • Gharai Dance     • Chakri Dance

• Elephant Manna Dance     • Gaur Maaria Dance     • Jamasta Dance     • Singhi Cham Dance     • Gadba Dance     • Rauf Dance

• Sihul Dance     • Roamer Dance     • Pandwani Dance     • Foreigner Dance     • Gidda     • Khayal Dance     • Hallishak     • Sangha Kali

• Kaikotti Kali     • Mudiyatu     • Dappu Kali     • Kolakli     • Pokuluukli     • Kothamuri     • Purnakali     • Purityally     • Panna Dance

• Sarpum Thulal     • Aupam Vilaku     • Parichmutu Bud     • Kavadiyattam     • Bhadkali Thulai     • Vela kali     • Purattu     • Kampadvu Kali

• Amnattam       • Thukkam     • Iyer Kali     • Padyani     • Thivatu     • Bhutam Thulai     • Kollam Thulai     • Thiam     • Kurathiyatam

• Thumpi Thulai     • Kum Kum     • Kaduwa Kali     • Kaniyar Kali     • Pakkanar Attam     • Kuthottam     • Thiyattam     • Opana

• Margam Kali     • Adi Vedan     • Arjun Notham     • Kumatti     • Kothamuraittam     • Garudanatham     • Chujhikkali     • Thalamakli

• Thidamboonbritham     • Theyannam     • Theamam Thethium     • Theyannam     • Thekkam Thethium


All Folk Dance According to State

Andhra Pradesh 

Arunachal Pradesh

Assam

Bihar

Chhattisgarh

Goa

Gujarat

1. Garba Dance:

Garba Dance is a popular folk dance of the state of Gujarat, which represents the rich tradition of song, dance and drama. This clay jar, called Garbo, fill with water and performed by women around it. Inside the jar, an arecanut and silver coin kept, called Kumbh. A coconut is place on top of it. The women who dance move round around the jar and a singer and a person playing dholak or tabla gives music. Participants clap at a certain rhythm. Garba dance is a spherical dance form perform by Gujarati women and performed in Navratri, Sharad Purnima, Basant Panchami, Holi and other festivals. Garba is born according to a lamp called Garthdeep, which means a lamp placed inside the jar.

Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Jharkhand

Karnataka

Kerala

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Manipur

Meghalaya

Mizoram

1. Cheraw Folk Dance:

In folk dances, Chera Mizo has a very old traditional dance. It is believe that the dance was also present in the first century AD, while some mizo live somewhere in The Greek province of China before migrating to the chin hills in the thirteenth century AD and eventually settle in the present Mizoram. Some of these tribes live in South East Asia and have similar types of dances with different names in one or several forms.

Men are sitting on the ground face-to-head and opening and closing these joints on the rhythm in the horizontal and steep queues of the bamboo. The girls dance by wearing traditional mizo costumes ‘Puanchei’, ‘Kavachchi’, ‘Wakiria’ and ‘Thihna’ and they keep the steps between the bamboo out and inward. This dance is perform on almost all festival occasions. This unique style of Chera seems to be very enchanting in all the places where it is done. With dance, gong and nad-instruments play. Modern music is also use in this dance at present.

Nagaland

Odisha

1. Chhau Folk Dance:

Chhau is a kind of dance drama that has seen in its traditional form in the neighbouring states of West Bengal, Bihar and Odissa. In these states, this dance performed on the occasion of annual Surya Puja. In some areas of Purlia and Midnapore districts of West Bengal, this dance has a full story of the Ramayana, while in other places it is dance on the basis of different events describe in Ramayana and Mahabharata and Puranas.

Punjab

Rajasthan

Sikkim

Tamil Nadu:

1. Kummi Folk Dance:

Kummi is the most important and ancient form of rural dances of Tamil Nadu. This folk dance was born when there were no musical instruments and the talent was danced by clapping to maintain rhythm. It is displayed by women; There are many types of Kummi such as Purnathi Kummi, Deepa Kummi, Kulwai Kummi, Qadir Kummi, Malai Pari Pari Kummi etc. Women stand by a sphere and dance on the rhythm by clapping. One of these women sings a mind-like song while other women repeat it. Each dancer sings a new line and the dance stops when everyone gets tired. The dance is usually performed on the occasion of Pongal, harvesting festivals, family events, etc., in the temple, such as a programme to reach the adolescent girls.

Telangana

Tripura

Uttar Pradesh

1. Charkula Folk Dance:

This dance art of the district has made a splash at the national and international level, in the past, holi or on the second day of the night, a woman or a woman in the villages, and a continuous charkula dance with seven mud pitchers on the head and a burning lamp on top of it. All the men of the village used to sing with Nagas, Dhap, dhol, playing.

At present, it is dance in an attractive posture with a clay or metal pot of about 20 kg of paneling made of 38 round-shape hummingbird shape wood and 38 burning lamps on the petals. All the lamps are burning during the dance. The Charkula dance of Umri, Rampur and Mukrai village of Janpad find to be famous. The women artists here have staged national and international level.

Reason of Celebration of Charkula Dance:

The artists of Charkula dance invited for the programmes organized at various places in the state on behalf of the Department of Cultural Affairs, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Department of Information. The Charkula dance is very famous at present when the art mystics become familiar. The artists of this dance have also had the opportunity to participate during the India Festival held in Mauritius, Nepal and thereafter in Germany. With Germany, the artists also visited three other countries, including the Soviet Union.

Uttarakhand

West Bengal

1. Chhau Folk Dance:

Chhau is a kind of dance drama that has seen in its traditional form in the neighbouring states of West Bengal, Bihar and Odissa. In these states, this dance performed on the occasion of annual Surya Puja. In some areas of Purlia and Midnapore districts of West Bengal, this dance has a full story of the Ramayana, while in other places it is dance on the basis of different events describe in Ramayana and Mahabharata and Puranas.

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