(Last Updated on : 22/04/2011)
Folk dances of Mizoram
include Khallam, Chailam, Sawlakin, Chawnglaizawn, Chheihlam, Thanglam, Zangtalam and Cheraw. These dances express the carefree spirit of the Mizos. These dances are performed during festivals. Drum and gong are the main instruments which are used during their dances.
Cheraw Dance in Mizoram
Cheraw dance is also known as `Bamboo dance` as bamboos are used while performing the dance. This dance is one of the most colourful and distinct dance of the Mizos.
Khuallam Dance in Mizoram
Khuallam is also known as `dance of the guests` and it is performed at the time of ceremony called `Khuangchawi`. In this dance a group of males perform to the tunes of drum and gong.
This dance is performed during the festival of Chapchar Kut. This dance is performed by men and women standing in circles.
This dance is actually a Lakher dance that has been adopted by the Mizos. A warrior starts the dance who has hunted a man or an animal.
This is one of the major dances of Pawi group of Mizoram. It is performed by the husbands mourning the death of his spouses and on festivals.
It is a group dance performed by both men and women. It is performed surrounding a rice beer in the evening.
This is dance of the Paihte group. It is danced to the tune of the drums.
Sarlamkai is the variation of Solakia dance. However the dressing is different in this dance. Gongs or cymbals or drums are used.
Par lam is a dance performed by the girls attired in colourful dresses, with flowers tucked in their hair. Musical accompaniment is given by the boys.
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