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Koli Dance, Maharashtra
Koli Dance of Maharashtra is performed by both men and women where the Koli fisher folk imitate their fishing work.
 
 Koli Dance, MaharashtraThe `Koli` dance of Maharashtra has several variations in their dance patterns which are performed in different parts of the land. The Kolis are the fishing folks who perform the Koli dance. These dances are either performed by men only or by both the man and women folk together. The fishermen while performing the dance stand in two rows holding small oars in their hands. They move these oars in moving in harmony imitation the movement of rowing a boat. The Kolis also sway the oars forwards and backwards creating an illusion of rowing a boat which is tossing on the waves of the sea. The fisherwomen standing in the rows advance towards the men dancing with them.

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(Last Updated on : 30/05/2011)
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