Category Archives: Folk Dance

Kalbelia Dance

KALBELIA The deserts of Rajasthan are no doubt desolate and dry but they are brought to life with the bright colours of the local Rajasthani folk – their dances, dresses and the lilting tunes of their folk songs. The desert brings forth a bouquet of flavours from each region – each vying with the other in respect of their regional music, dance, costumes and culture. This vibrant state has a very rich cultural heritage that has been preserved carefully down the ages - each dance form following Read more [...]

Ghoomar Dance

GHOOMAR The sandy deserts of Rajasthan are no doubt desolate and dry but they are brought to life with the bright colours of the Rajasthani folk dances, the colourful dresses and the lilting tunes of the Rajasthani folk songs. They are all a great cultural attraction for tourists all over the world. Each region of this vibrant state has its own style of dance that has been handed down through generations. Some dances have a religious flavour, some are still traditional, even the dances of the Read more [...]

Folk Dances of Rajasthan

RAJASTHANI FOLK DANCES The sandy deserts of Rajasthan are no doubt desolate and dry but they are brought to life with the bright colours of the Rajasthani folk dances, the colourful dresses and the lilting tunes of the Rajasthani folk songs, that are now a great cultural attraction for tourists all over the world. Each region of this vibrant state has its own style of dance that has been carried forward through generations. Some dances have a religious flavour, some are still traditional, even the Read more [...]

Giddha Dance

GIDDHA Folk dances of Punjab – Giddha  folk dances like the Bhangra, Luddi, Dandass, Jhumar and Giddha are well known throughout the country to be vigorous dances performed at social functions, weddings and festivals. Out of these, many are performed only by men, some of them can be performed by both men and women but Giddha is a dance solely done by the women folk of Punjab region of India and Pakistan. It is believed that Giddha has been derived from the ancient dance form called the ring Read more [...]

Bhangra Dance

Bhangra Dance The Land of Five Rivers Bhangra is the most popular folk dance of the North Indian state of Punjab. It was usually performed on the successful harvest of the wheat crop in the region. The state of Punjab, however, has a tumultuous history. Therefore, it affected the cultural practices of the state, including the art of Bhangra dance. In fact, the dance was forgotten during the time of the India-Pakistan partition in 1947. After, the settlements were made thereafter; this dance art Read more [...]

Dances of Punjab

Punjab Dances Oye Balle! Balle! Many folk and religious dances originate from the north Indian state of Punjab. This state is located at the borders shared between India and Pakistan. The dance begins on a low tempo and quickly picks up pace by the end. The dancing is vigorous, with raised hands and swift leg movements. Most of the dance styles are gender based i.e. male and female dances separately. However, some of the folk dances are displayed by young couples together too! Punjabi dances are Read more [...]

Garadi Dance

Garadi Indian Union Territory Puducherry or Pondicherry is a union territory of the Indian sub-continent. It is a cultural hub, influenced by the southern states of the country. Various dance festival and cultural events are organized in Pondicherry to promote art, culture and music. Pondicherry folk dances are based on the cultural dances of Tamil Nadu state. The south Indian classical music forms the basis of the dance performed in Pondicherry. The Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival is organized Read more [...]

Dances of Puducherry

Puducherry Indian Union Territory Puducherry or Pondicherry is a union territory of the Indian sub-continent. It is a cultural hub, influenced by the southern states of the country. Various dance festival and cultural events are organized in Pondicherry to promote art, culture and music. Pondicherry folk dances are based on the cultural dances of Tamil Nadu state. The south Indian classical music forms the basis of the dance performed in Pondicherry. The Chidambaram Natyanjali Festival is organized Read more [...]

Keisabadi Dance

Keisabadi Dance Western Orissa The western Orissa region comprises of 12 districts of the 30 districts of the East Indian state of Orissa. It extends from Kalahandi to the Sundargarh district of the state. During the ancient times, this region was also known to be ‘Dakshin Kosal’ while nowadays it is commonly known as the Kosal region. Western Orissa shares its boundaries with other Indian states such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. Despite the large geographical area, the locals Read more [...]

Karma Naach

Karma Naach Western Orissa The western Orissa region comprises of 12 districts of the 30 districts of the East Indian state of Orissa. It extends from Kalahandi to the Sundargarh district of the state. During the ancient times, this region was also known to be ‘Dakshin Kosal’ while nowadays it is commonly known as the Kosal region. Western Orissa shares its boundaries with other Indian states such as Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. Despite the large geographical area, the locals Read more [...]