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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

India - Tribal Dances 1991


Issued on 30 April 1991
Perforation: 13 1/2 x 13


2.50 Rupees - Valar
Vallar is a tribal dance and is famous amongst Sirohi, Aabu, Pali tribals. This is also known in relation to ghumra. When ladies perform this dance there is no back ground music but when males come for it they have drum beats of dhol .Dhol is played in many different rhythms.
4.00 Rupees - Kayang
The Kayang Mala dance is one of the most popular dance in Himachal. In this, the dancers are dressed in their traditional finery, weave their arms together to form a sort of a criss cross pattern in order to appear like beads in a woven garland. They drink chhang (a rice brew) before this dance.

5.00 Rupees - Hozagiri
Hozagiri Dance is performed by the people of Reang Community of the state of Tripura. This community is believed to have migrated to Tripura in the mid fifteenth century from somewhere in the hill tracts of Chittagong. The Hozagiri Dance is quite different from other dance forms of the region. The theme of the dance is nearly the same as of that of other tribes. The Hozagiri Dancers practice various kinds of acrobatic skills. They stand on an earthen pitcher and put a bottle with a lighted lamp on it on their head and dance on the rhythm of the music.
6.50 Rupees - Velakali
Velakali is a ritual art (dance) of Kerala a small state in south India, mainly performed at temples in the festival time. The performers, clad in the traditional clothes and colourful headgear of the medieval Nair soldiers, engage in vigorous movements and dexterous sword play, to the accompaniment of an orchestra comprising the maddalam, ilathalam, kombu and kuzhal. Velakali originated in Ambalappuzha where Mathoor Panicker, chief of the Chempakasserri army, promoted it to boost the martial spirit of the people. The dance form is a regular feature of the annual festivities at the Ambalappuzha Sri Krishna temple in Alappuzha district.

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