Dance of Kali, Folk Dances of West Bengal - Informative & researched article on Dance of Kali, Folk Dances of West Bengal
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Dances


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
Indian Crafts|Indian Monuments|Indian Dances|Indian Festivals|Indian Paintings|Indian Photography|Indian Sculpture
Home > Art & Culture > Indian Dances > Indian Folk Dances > Folk Dances of West Bengal > Dance of Kali
Dance of Kali, Folk Dances of West Bengal
Dance of Kali is performed in accompaniment of Mahadeva where the performer reflects the vigorous and grotesque forms of dance of Goddess Kali.
 
 Dance of Kali, Folk Dances of West BengalThe dance of Kali is a famous festival of Bengal depicting the tandav dance of Goddess Kali. In the dance the make up of the performer is appears to be grotesque. The dancer wears a blue painted mask emphasising on the sclera (white portion of the eye). Much of red paint is utilized to indicate the flows of blood from the sides of the mouth and dripping down to the chin. The dancer holds a khanra, (Bengali curved sword) in his right hand. Another dancer plays the role of Mahadeva or Lord Shiva who dresses himself accordingly for enacting the role of a sannyasi. During the dance he enters the arena and lies flat on the ground. Kali then enters the dance scene and upon taking few rounds of the arena, she places her one foot on the chest of Mahadeva. In that posture she performs few simple and rapid dance gestures and then leaving Mahadeva she alone executes a vigorous dance form whirling around the stage. The dance continues with great aggressiveness along with the swaying of the sword. As the dance proceeds the rhythm becomes turbulent and the movements of the dancer acquires the form of a Tandava dance.

This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to content@indianetzone.com

(Last Updated on : 13/11/2013)
More Articles in Folk Dances of West Bengal  (17)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Dances
Pandwani Dance
Pandwani is a folk dance form of Durg district that entails the thematic crux of Mahabharata.
Daskathia Dance
Daskathia dance of Odisha is associated with the worship of Lord Shiva. The performance of Daskathia is considered as ritualistic and secular in nature.
Dance of Kamad Tribe
Dance of Kamad tribe illustrates the agricultural and rural life of the men and the women who perform the dance.
Dahi Kala Dance
Dahi Kala of Madhya Pradesh is celebrated in commemoration of the pranks of Lord Krishna of stealing curds from houses.
Gaur Maria Dance
Gaur Maria dance of Madhya Pradesh is a famous Indian traditional dance. It symbolizes the hunting spirit of the tribe, since the word `Gaur` means a ferocious bison.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Indian Dances
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Art & Culture
 
 
Dance of Kali, Folk Dances of West Bengal - Informative & researched article on Dance of Kali, Folk Dances of West Bengal
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.