International Dance Day! Dances of Bihar!

International Dance Day! Dances of Bihar!
International Dance Day

Dance your heart out to celebrate International Dance Day, but also get to know your traditional dance forms. Bihar has a rich tradition of dancing, what we need to do more often is talk about it and protect from being forgotten. This International Dance Day, let us talk about the lost yet popular dance forms celebrated in Bihar culture.

  1. Bidesia: This dance form holds a unique place in the folk and is believed to be created by Bhikari Thakur. He was a barber by profession and left things for passion. The songs are themed on social evils like child marriage and dowry system. In this dance form, the male actors only perform female roles as well. Bidesia has given voice to many unheard social evils like that of the status of women in society. 
  2. Jumari Dance: Jumari of Bihar is like Garba in Gujarat. It is performed by just hitched ladies. It is a people move of Mithilanchal. It implies a promise of something better and normally performed after the long stretch of Ashvin coming in September-October. It connotes festivity with respect to changing seasons with moving, singing, and festivities.
  3. Kajari dance: The lovely change that has come because of the stormy season. The adjustment in nature, yet in addition the psychological refreshment and unwinding that is related to individuals is all around depicted in these sorts of tunes. Kajari tunes produce a sweet sensation body and it is sung from the start of the Shravan month with the cadenced note of raindrops.
  4. Fagua: Holi is a celebration of hues praised everywhere throughout the nation. Individuals commend it on the main day of the Hindu Calendar, that is Pratham Chairtra Mass' (February-March). In Bihar, a regular style 'Dhamar of holi tune is sung in which the townspeople commend it in a type of gathering with full bliss and hit the dance floor with melodic instruments like dholak, Jhal-manjeera, and so on. This move is identified with the legendary story of Bhakt Prahlad and his devil father Hiranyakshipu.   
  5. Jat-Jatin Dance: Jat Jatin is typically performed by society artists from Koshi and Mithila. It is performed by couples who feature a story. At times, it additionally indicates social causes like floods and other common catastrophes. To demonstrate a genuine picture, now and then a veil is likewise worn by artists. The spouse wife relationship is beautifully depicted through this move dance. 

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