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Chhattisgarh Dance Forms


Dance Forms of Chhattisgarh



Chandaini Gonda



Chandaini - Gonda is one of the most prominent performing arts of the district of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. Representing the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacies of the region, Chhattisgarh is famous for its unique performing arts that have captured the imagination of the world.

Endowed with a rich cultural history, Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh boasts of its unique folk traditions that are reflected through the various dance forms, folk songs and folk dramas. Chandaini- Gonda is one such folk drama that is enacted through dance, songs and dialogues.

Dressed in colorful and attractive costumes appropriate to the roles, the actors and the actresses of the folk drama of Chandaini- Gonda perform with great enthusiasm and dedication. Often based on the mythological stories or folk tales, Chandaini- Gonda reflects the rich cultural legacies of the region.

Chandaini- Gonda presents the artists with a wonderful opportunity to display their artistic caliber and creative imagination to the world. Accompanied with many infrastructural amenities of light and sound, the folk drama of Chandaini- Gonda impresses the audience with their powerful performance.

One of the indigenous performing arts of the state of Chhattisgarh, Chandaini- Gonda represents the rich traditional ancestry of the region. The folk dramas of Chandaini- Gonda are performed during special festive occasions.

Chandaini- Gonda of the Dantewada district takes the audience back to the olden times. The various folklores or the mythological stories remind the local population of Chhattisgarh about their rich historical legacies that has percolated to the modern times through the numerous performing arts of the state.

Sonha Bihan



One of the prominent performing arts of Chhattisgarh, Sonha Bihan represents the rich cultural heritage of the bygone days. Reflecting the traditional folk culture of the state, Sonha Bihan is a common form of folk drama of the Durg district of Chhattisgarh.

Endowed with rich cultural heritage, the district of Durg boasts of unique folk culture through that are reflected through the various dance forms, melodious songs and dance dramas. Sonha Bihan is one such dance drama of the region that reflects the unique folk traditions of the state of Chhattisgarh.

Dressed in colorful attire, the performers of Sonha Bihan enact the role of several mythological characters through their beautiful dance styles and positions. Sonha Bihan portrays the rich folk culture of the region that has percolated to the modern era through the various performing arts of the region.

Accompanied with proper infrastructural amenities of light and sound, the beautiful dance drama of Sonha Bihan casts a magical spell on the spectators. The expressive body language coupled with the various dance styles of Sonha Bihan displays the artistic caliber and creative imagination of the talented performers.

Based on folklores, mythological legends or historical events, the well known folk dance drama of the Durg district reminds one of the glorious past of the region. Representing the traditional legacies and the rural culture of the region, Sonha Bihan brings out the essence of the story of the folk drama in a beautiful and expressive manner through their dance performance.

The performers of the folk dance drama of Sonha Bihan enact their part with great dedication and enthusiasm. Upholding the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacies of the ancient times, the beautiful folk dance drama of Sonha Bihan has captured the imagination of the people.

Lorik Chanda



Representing the rich cultural heritage of the region, Lorik- Chanda is one of the prominent performing arts of Chhattisgarh. The beautiful folk dance drama of Lorik- Chanda of the Durg district portrays the unique folk traditions and the rich historical ancestry of the state.

Blessed with rich cultural legacies, the district of Durg boasts of varied and unique folk traditions that are reflected in the numerous folk dances, melodious folk songs and expressive folk dramas. Lorik- Chanda is one such beautiful folk dance drama that casts a magical spell on the spectators.

The performers of the common dance drama of Lorik- Chanda enact their roles with great enthusiasm, dedication and perfection. Dressed in colorful costumes appropriate to their roles, the performers of Lorik- Chanda portray their artistic caliber and creative imagination which they have inherited from their fore fathers.

Based on the folklores, mythological legends or historical events, the folk dance drama of Lorik- Chanda reminds one of the folk cultures of the region. Accompanied with excellent infrastructural amenities of light and sound, the traditional folk dance drama of Lorik- Chanda has captured the imagination of the world.

Upholding the rich folk culture of the state, the well known dance drama of Lorik- Chanda reflects the unique traditions of the Durg district. The expressive body language coupled with the beautiful dance styles of the performers of Lorik- Chanda, the traditional dance drama brings out the essence of the story of the plays that are enacted on the stage.

An integral part of the cultural tradition of Chhattisgarh, Lorik- Chanda provides the indigenous population with a wonderful opportunity to present their unique performing art to the world through the enactment of roles expressed in the form of traditional dance drama.

Kari



Upholding the cultural traditions of the bygone golden days, Kari is one of the prominent performing arts of the Durg district of Chhattisgarh. Endowed with rich traditional legacies, the Durg district is famous for its folk culture that is expressed through the beautiful dance forms, melodious songs, and dance dramas.

Kari is one such well known and common folk dance drama of the Durg district. Dressed in colorful attires, the performers of the folk dance drama of Kari enact their roles with full dedication and enthusiasm. Representing the vibrant and dynamic cultural heritage, the dance drama of Kari reflects the rich artistic caliber and creative imagination of the local indigenous population of the region.

Based on the folklores, mythological events, historical legends or religious stories, the beautiful and expressive folk dance drama of Kari reminds one of the rich antecedents of the glorious past. Accompanied with instrumental folk music, the performers of Kari enact their part with perfection. Supported by modern infrastructural amenities of light and sound effects, the traditional folk dance drama of Kari casts a magical spell on the audience.

The expressive body language coupled with the beautiful dance styles, Kari reflects the unique and rich folk traditions of the region. The folk dance drama of Kari presents the performers as well as the native indigenous population of the state to display their local customs, folklores and history to the world.

An integral part of the cultural life of the indigenous population of the Durg district of Chhattisgarh, the beautiful folk dance drama of Kari exemplifies the rich traditional heritage and historical antecedents of the region.

Hareli



An integral part of the culture of Chhattisgarh, Hareli represents the rich folk traditions of the region. One of the prominent performing arts of the Durg district of Chhattisgarh, Hareli has captured the imagination of the world with its beautiful dance styles accompanied with expressive enactment of mythological or legendary characters.

Hareli is one of the common folk dance dramas of the Durg district. Based on mythological legends, religious events, historical facts and folklores, the beautiful dance drama of Hareli represents the rich ancestry of the region. Dressed in colorful attires appropriate to their characters, the performers enact the roles with complete dedication, and enthusiasm which is reflected in the flawless presentation of the folk dance drama of Hareli.

The dance drama of Hareli is a harmonious blend of rich traditional folk culture and modern infrastructural amenities that adds to its charm. Accompanied with traditional folk instruments, the performers of Hareli enact their characters with perfection. The folk dance drama of Hareli is supported by modern infrastructural systems of light and sounds effects that impart a touch of reality to the live show on stage.

The beautiful folk dance drama of Hareli provides the performers with a wonderful opportunity to display the rich cultural heritage of the Durg district to the outside world through their expressive body language and unique dance styles. Representing the vibrant and dynamic cultural life of the region, the traditional folk dance drama of Hareli portrays the rich artistic caliber and creative imagination of the performers.

Endowed with rich historical ancestry, the Durg district is blessed with a plethora of indigenous performing arts. One such performing art of Hareli has added to the old glory and grandeur of the district.

Gammatiha



Gammatiha is a well known dance drama of the Durg district of Chhattisgarh that reflects the traditional folk culture of the region. A prominent form of performing art of the state, Gammatiha epitomizes the rich cultural heritage and traditional antecedents of region.

Endowed with rich historical past, the district of Durg is blessed with plethora of traditional forms of art that is reflected through the various indigenous dance forms, melodious folk songs and dance dramas. Gammitiha is one such traditional folk dance drama of the district of Durg.

Based on folklores, mythological stories, historical facts and religious legends, the beautiful folk dance drama of Hareli represents the varied yet rich cultural traditions of the ancient times that has percolated to the modern times. Dressed in colorful costumes appropriate to the characters, the performers of the traditional folk dance drama of Hareli enact particular role with full enthusiasm and dedication that is portrayed in their flawless and splendid performance.

An integral part of the cultural life styles of the indigenous population of Durg, the folk dance drama of Hareli reminds one of the rich ancestries of the region that has been successfully inherited by the present generation of artists.

The unique folk dance drama of Hareli presents a harmonious blend of traditional dance forms coupled with modern infrastructural amenities of light and sound effects that enhances the originality and creativity of all the scenes. Accompanied with folk musical instruments, the performers enact their roles with perfection and cast a magical spell on the audience.

Upholding the traditional ancestry of Chhattisgarh, the beautiful folk dance drama of Gammitiha has captured the imagination of the world with its splendid performance.

Rahas



A prominent performing art of the Durg district, Rahas epitomizes a harmonious blend of traditional cultural heritage coupled with modern values. The beautiful dance drama of Rahas represents the rich cultural tradition of the modern times which has been inherited from the glorious past.

Endowed with magnificent culture, the district of Durg boasts of a plethora of rich performing arts that is represented through the various dance forms, melodious folk music and expressive dance dramas. Rahas is one such dance drama that portrays a splendid culmination of traditional and modern values and cultural traits.

Upholding the rich cultural legacies and traditional heritage of Chhattisgarh, the famous dance drama of the modern times, Rahas casts a magical spell on the audience who are spell bound with their exclusive performance. The beautiful dance drama of Rahas represents the contemporary dance forms of the rural folk culture of the district of Durg.

The expressive body language coupled with unique dance styles, Rahas portrays the artistic caliber and creative imagination of the indigenous people of Chhattisgarh. An integral part of the varied and enriched cultural life of the local inhabitants of the state, Rahas exemplifies the illustrious past and the glorious present of Chhattisgarh.

Accompanied with traditional folk instruments and modern infrastructural amenities of light and sound effects, Rahas presents an exclusive form of performing art. The use of light and sound effects enhances the originality and creativity of the scenes of Rahas.

The performers of Rahas enact the roles with full dedication and enthusiasm which is reflected in their flawless performance. The modern dance drama of Rahas epitomizes the enriched cultural life of the modern era of the indigenous local inhabitants of Chhattisagrh.

Raut Nacha



One of the most prominent folk dances of Chhattisgarh, Raut Nacha represents the traditional folk culture of the region. Dressed in colorful and traditional attire the performers of Raut Nacha reflect the religious fervor of the cowherds of the region.

A unique dance style of the cowherds of Chhattisgarh, the dancers of Raut Nacha enact the scene of the violent battle between King Khansa and the cowherds who belonged to the Yadav community of the region. The Yadavs or the cowherds had the divine support of Lord Krishna. Raut Nacha glorifies the age old truth of the triumph of truth over evil.

Raut Nacha of Chhattisgarh reflects the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacies of the region which has been percolated to the modern era. An important performing art of the state, Raut Nacha portrays the artistic skills and creative imagination of the talented performers.

An integral part of the culture of Chhattisgarh, the dancers perform Raut Nacha during the festive occasion of Diwali. Chhattisgarh wears a decorative look on the auspicious event of Diwali which is celebrated with much enthusiasm and vigor for one complete week. One of the most awaited cultural events of the region, Raut Nacha reminds one of the various indigenous folklores of Chhattisgarh.

Accompanied with several instruments and folk music, Raut Nacha involves many scenes of the battlefields. The props of long sticks and shields coupled with the light and sound effect presents a real picture of the fierce battlefield. Raut Nacha is a common form of performing art of Chhattisgarh that has added to the glory and grandeur of the state.

Panthi Dance



One of the prominent dance forms of Chhattisgarh, Panthi dance reflects the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacies of the indigenous tribal groups of the region. Representing the vibrant and dynamic cultural life of the local inhabitants of Chhattisgarh, Panthi dance epitomizes the unique dance styles of the state.

Endowed with enriched cultural traditions, the district of Durg boasts of a plethora of indigenous performing arts of the region which is reflected in the beautiful dance forms, melodious songs and expressive dance dramas. The beautiful Panthi dance is one such indigenous dance forms of the several tribal communities of the Durg district that has percolated from the ancient times to the modern era.

Dressed in colorful costumes with exquisite jewelries, the performers of the Panthi dance display their artistic caliber with complete dedication and enthusiasm which is reflected in their flawless performance. The expressive body language coupled with unique dancing steps, the splendid performance of Panthi dance casts a magical spell on the audience. The spectators of Panthi dance remain spell bound with the marvelous presentation of unique cultural traits of the indigenous tribal communities

Accompanied with the traditional folk instruments, the dancers of the Panthi dance perform the tribal performing art with perfection. The performers dance to the rhythm of the folk songs and the loud beats of the drums. The traditional folk dance of Panthi fills the air with music and dance.

An integral part of culture, the traditional folk dance of the tribal groups of the Durg district, Panthi dance has captured the imagination of the world with its unique steps and rhythm.

Soowa dance



Representing the rich cultural heritage of Chhattisgarh, Soowa dance displays the traditional and indigenous tribal culture of the region. One of the prominent dance forms of the state, Soowa dance of the Durg district reflects the vibrant and dynamic cultural life of the indigenous local inhabitants of Chhattisgarh.

Endowed with a rich cultural heritage, the Durg district of Chhattisgarh boasts of a plethora of performing arts that is reflected through the beautiful dance forms, melodious folk songs and expressive dance dramas of the region which has percolated to the modern era. Soowa dance is one such traditional dance of the indigenous local inhabitants that epitomizes the glorious culture of the numerous tribal communities of the Durg district.

An integral part of the cultural legacies, Soowa dance casts a magical spell on the audience with its unique dance steps. The spectators of the traditional folk dance of Soowa are spell bound with its unique dance steps. Dressed in colorful costumes, the performers of Soowa dance perform with full enthusiasm, vigor and dedication which is reflected in their flawless performance.

An integral part of the enriched cultural life of the indigenous tribes, the traditional folk Soowa dance portrays the artistic caliber and creative imagination of the performers. The traditional folk dance of Soowa provides the performers with a wonderful opportunity to display their rich cultural heritage to the world. Blessed with immense potentialities, the talented performers of Soowa dance perform the tribal performing art with perfection.

Dressed in colorful costumes and exquisite jewelries, the performers of Soowa dance has captured the imagination of the world with its rhythmic steps and unique form.

Last Updated on : 11/06/2013