(Last Updated on : 21/12/2013)
The Lezim and Phungadi dances and their specific gestures, movements have been adapted by the physical culturists in their exercises in the drive for beautiful body.
Lezim is a folk dance
form where the dancers carry a small musical instrument with jingling cymbals called the Lezim. The dance is named after this instrument. In Lezim dance, there are various types of movements like stepping, hopping, squatting and bending. Every movement of the dance is executed in perfect time with the proper strikes which is swung in four or eight counts. This provides a rhythmic accompaniment to the dance.
Dholki, a drum
instrument is used to accompany this dance form. The dancers wear colourful costumes. Lezim is frequently used as a fitness drill by schools, militias and other institutions.
In Phungadi dance, the girls stand facing each other. Crossing their arms they join their palms and lean back with their feet together. While doing so they outstretch their arms and whirl round as far and as long as they can and then parting tired. These Phungadi dances have innumerable variations.
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