Bihu Folk Dance of Assam during Shilpgram Festival, Udaipur.

Bihu Folk Dance of Assam during Shilpgram Festival 2010

Bihu Folk Dance of Assam during Shilpgram Festival in Udaipur (Rajasthan). This folk dance from the Indian state of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps, rapid hand movement, and a rhythmic swaying of the hips in order to represent youthful passion. Dancers wear traditionally colorful Assamese clothing.

Mewasi Folk Dance of Gujarat during Shilpgram Festival, Udaipur.

Mewasi Folk Dance of Gujarat during Shilpgram Festival 2010

Mewasi is the tribal dance of Gujarat. The Bhils, Tadavi and Vasava community perform this dance on the occasion of engagement ceremony. The Rama dhol, Sarnai and Thali are the main instruments. While the girls wears Lodiya, Hasli, Hiriya, Kada and Paeradi, the boys put Pagdi (turban) tucked with peacock feather in it.....

Malviya Giddha Folk Dance of Punjab during Shilpgram Festival, Udaipur.

Malviya Giddha folk dance of Punjab during Shilpgram Festival 2010

Malwai Gidha is the folk dance of Malwa region of Punjab. The pulsating rhythm of the dance is created by the loud resounding music of Dhol. With the beat of the Dhol the sturdy young men come out and from a circle, one of the participants comes forward and sings a boli towards the end of which with a sudden burst of of enthusiasm, every one in the group starts playing his instrument to the rhythm of dholak reciting the last line of boli in unison. The dancers withdraw and another boli is sung followed by dance and music....

Oyilattam  Folk Dance of Tamilnadu during Shilpgram Festival, Udaipur.

Oyilattam Folk Dance of Tamilnadu during Shilpgram Festival 2010

Oyilattam the folk dance with origins in the Madurai region of Tamil Nadu is usually done by men standing in row who dance with intricate steps involving backward and forward movements, turning and sitting actions executed with grace and rhythm. The dance symbolizes the fight between Mahishasur and Durga Devi and the fight between Peacock and snake is very popular.