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Bollywood Dance Styles Explained

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Bollywood Dance StylesThis is one of the hottest dances in the Bollywood Dance Styles! It’s the foundation of the great Indian Bollywood film. The dances are a fusion of classical and traditional Indian dances with the influence of modern dance, hip hop and some jazz. The important elements of Bollywood dance are the engery, controlled expressive movements, timing and rhythm.

Giddha

This is done by women; it combines mimicry, singing and dancing to express themes of daily life. The partakers form a circle in which a couple of dancers come inside the circle to do some dance. The style is simple but somehow vigorous. At the same time the women movements show flexibility and grace especially the movements of hands and arms.

Kathputli

This means puppet .Dancers pretending to be string puppets dance to folk beats as if the puppeteer makes them dance. The puppeteer normally uses ballads to narrate the stories. Tales of romance and chivalry are narrated using the movements of the dancing puppets.

Garba

This is a women’s dance but it’s common for men to participate. It commonly performed in many social events and occasions. Dancers accompany their movements with clapping but at times carry small cymbals or snap their fingers.

Ghado

Ghado mean pot and this dance is done by women carrying metals pots used for storing water. The pots are carried on the hip or head during the dance they are also tossed between the women.

Koli

This is common in coastal regions of Maharashtra. This dance shows community of fisher folk who perform the dance. It is done in pairs by men and women. Two rows of dancers face each other and move back and forth imitating the flinging movements of a boat on the ocean.

Jhumar

This is a famous dance from Haryana. It takes its name from an ornament Jhumar which is normally won on the forehead by young married girls. It’s performed by women they just form a circle and move elegantly accompanied by beats.

Ash Oberoi

This article was written by Ash Oberoi

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