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National Tribal Dance Festival 2022

  • 05 Nov 2022
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Why in News?

Artists from across the world take part in the 3rd Edition of National Tribal Dance Festival in Raipur, Chhattisgarh on the event of state foundation day.

  • Nearly 1,500 dancers from across India and countries like Mozambique, Mongolia, Tonga, Russia, Indonesia, Maldives, Serbia, New Zealand and Egypt arrived for the festival.

What is National Tribal Dance Festival?

  • National Tribal Dance Festival is one of Chhattisgarh's grand festivals which celebrates diverse tribal communities and their culture not just in India but from across the globe.
  • It is organised under the Tourism and Culture Department of Chhattisgarh.
  • This festival aims to unite the tribal communities and provides an opportunity to educate about their rich culture for all.
  • The first National Tribal Dance Festival was organised in 2019 and second in 2021.

What are the Indian Folk and Tribal Dances of India?

  • Indian folk and tribal dances are simple dances, and are performed to express joy and happiness among themselves.
  • Folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion, to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding and festivals.
  • Men and women perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together.

Major Folk and Tribal Dance Forms of India

State Folk/Tribal Dance Form
Assam Bagurumba, Bihu, Bhortal, Jhumur
Arunachal Pradesh Bardo Chham
Chhattisgarh Raut Nacha
Goa Fugdi
Gujarat Dandiya Raas, Garba
Himachal Pradesh Nati
Haryana Ras Leela
Jammu and Kashmir Dumhal
Kerala Chakyar Koothu, Duffmuttu, Margamkali, Oppana, Padyani, Theyyam, Thirayattam
Karnataka Hulivesha, Pata Kunitha
Madhya Pradesh Grida, Maanch, Matki, Phulpati
Nagaland Chang Lo
Mizoram Cheraw
Maharashtra Lavani, Parvi Nach
Punjab Bhangra, Giddha, Kikkli
Odisha Chhau, Goti Pua, Baagh Naach, Dalkhai, Dhap, Gumra, Karma Naach, Keisabadi
Puducherry Garadi
Rajasthan Ghoomar, Kalbelia, Kachchhi Ghodi
Tamil Nadu Parai Attam, Kaaragattam, Kolattam, Mayil Attam, Paampu Attam, Oyilattam, Puliyattam, Poikal Kudirai Attam, Theru Koothu
Tripura Hojagiri
Uttar Pradesh Mayur Nritya, Charukala
West Bengal Gambhira, Alkap, Domni
Sikkim Singhi Chaam

Source: TH

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