Folk dances of Bihar
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Published by Bhartiya Nritya Kala Mandir in [Patna .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Bihar.


  • Folk dancing -- India -- Bihar.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Hari Uppal.
LC ClassificationsGV1694, Microfiche 91/60316
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p.
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1682696M
LC Control Number91904062

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  Folk Dances of Bihar include Bidesia, Jat-Jatin, Kajari, Jumari, Jhijhian, Sohar-Khilouna, Paika and the Harvesting Dance. Bihar is a perfect blend of music and popular folk dances. Folk Dances of Bihar are one of the most interesting aspects of Bihari culture. Bihar has a very rich tradition of dancing in its pristine quality.   Here is a list of 6 most popular folk dances from Bihar. Bidesia: Most prominent of the folk dances from Bihar Bidesia is a form of dance drama which holds a unique place amongst folk dances from Bihar. It is believed to be created by Bhikari Thakur, a person who was barber by profession and left everything for his passion of drama. Bidesia is a very popular Folk Dances of Bihar. It is a Folk theatre form that is prevalent in the Bhojpuri-Speaking regions of Bihar. Bihari Thakur is believed to be the father of this Dance raised conflicting issues prevailing in the Society. Themes in his work were conflicting trends between rich and poor, upper caste and lower caste. Folk Dances. The simplicity of the folk dances of India can sometimes be deceptive. While it remains true that tribal dance is dramatically effective because the dancer wholly identifies himself with his role, this identification is not always unconscious. The dancer has to stand apart from himself and evaluate his interpretation of the role.

Bihar has a very old tradition of folk singing, sung during important family occasions, such as marriage, birth ceremonies, festivals, etc. The songs are usually sung by groups without the accompaniment of musical instruments, although Dholak, Bansuri and, occasionally, Tabla and Harmonium are sometimes used. The most famous folk singer has been Padma Shri Sharda [ ]. The third stream relates to the other regions of south Bihar. Most of the folk dances are religious in nature, in which, gods and goddesses are invoked through dance, performed to the rhythm of folk songs and music. Bidesia Bidesia is the most popular folk dance of Bihar people. The dance is said to have originated in the 20th century. Indian folk dance is a simple dance,and is performed to express joy and happiness among themselves. Folk dance is performed for every possible occasion,to celebrate the arrival of seasons,birth of a child, a wedding, festivals and some old social dances are extremely simple with minimum of steps or dances burst with verve and and women perform some dances. Bihar is a state of classical form of the Indian music is quite well known. Bihar has produced musicians like Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan and dhrupad singers like the Malliks (Darbhanga Gharana) and the Mishras (Bettiah Gharana) along with poets like Bhikhari Thakur, the shakespeare of Bhojpuri and Vidyapati Thakur who contributed to Maithili Music.

Nati. Nati is the most famous dance of Himachal Pradesh. It is listed in the Guinness world record book as the largest folk dance. It mainly originated from Kullu and Shimla district and became popular across the state and in Chandigarh where Himachali youth performed this on cultural programmes in colleges and universities. Nati is performed on important occasions such as marriages.   Uttar Pradesh: Here, mainly dances from mythological series (like The Ramayana and Mahabharata) with divine characters are performed with grace. The Braj Ras Leela, Khayal, Swang, Dadra and Charkula are prominent styles. Bihar: One of the most colourful states of India, Bihar’s folk dances is more relatable as they pertain melancholic lives. Shop and Buy Rumanian Folk Dances From The County Of Bihar sheet music. Mixed Ensemble and Piano sheet music book by Ferenc Farkas (): Editio Musica Budapest at Brand: Editio Musica Budapest. Paika dance is one of the most popular folk dances of Jharkhand. This dance is performed by males. This dance has a high degree involvement of martial arts. Historically speaking, Paikas are the groups of soldiers who served to protect the safety of the kingdom and hence the name. This dance is also performed by the folks of Bihar.