(Last Updated on : 14/07/2017)
Tribal Dances of North East India display its rich culture
and traditions. Most of the dances
are either correlated to agriculture
or the beginning of a New Year. These dances also present a magnificent occasion for the people belonging to different tribes
to acquaintance. North East India
is acknowledged for its interesting culture and miscellaneous dance forms. The states
of north eastern part of India including Assam
and Arunachal Pradesh
have prosperous assortment in culture as well.
Different Tribal Dances of North East India
There are several tribal dance
forms that reflect the rich heritage of northeast India. Following are the different Tribal Dances of North East India:
: The Pnar tribe of Meghalaya takes part in Laho dance with the colourful attire. Two men stand in both side of a woman
and they link each others arms to present in particular steps. There is a comedian who can suddenly do entertaining performance with the dance to entertain the audience.
Chang Lo Dance
: The Chang tribe of Nagaland perform the chang lo dance form. It is often called sua lua and presented throughout the three days of Poanglem festival. Male dancers
put on a warrior costume
tribe presenting war ways of earliest Nagaland. Female dancers wear stunning and colourful costume in contrast.
: 'Nongkrem' is a significant dance of Meghalaya. The Khasi
tribe of Meghalaya celebrates the ripening of paddy for threshing by dances and songs.
: Wangala dance of Garo
tribe is very much popular. Garo tribe is the second largest tribe of Meghalaya
. Wangala dance is the harvest dance by Garo tribal people.
Dance of the Lotha Naga
: The Lotha Naga is one of the main tribes of Nagaland
. They are renowned for their bright dances and folk songs.
: Khiamniungan is one of the minor tribes found mostly in the Tuensang district
of Nagaland. Khiamniungan Dance is vibrant and colourful.
Jamhang Tsouthong Dance
: The Jamhang Tsouthong tribal dance is a dance of Khiamniungan tribe of Nagaland. It is also one of the major tribal dances of north east India.
: This is also a festival tribal dance performed by the Wancho
tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh.
Aji Lamu Dance
: The Aji Lamu is a tribal dance of Monpa tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
This dance form is delightful regionally, nationally and internationally and is extremely acclaimed in the country.
: The Chalo is a tribal dance form of the Nocte
tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. The Chalo dance is the dance form which is exceedingly appreciated and highly praised.
Hiirii Khaniing Dance
: The Hiirii Khaniing dance of Apatani
tribe and it is one of the major tribal dances of Arunachal Pradesh.
: It is the tribal dance of the Adi
tribe who are famous for their rich cultural way of living. Ponung dance is a tribal dance of Arunachal Pradesh.
: The Pawi
tribal of Mizoram presents the special dance form of Chawnglaizawn Dance. The Chawnglaizawn dance is presented on an exceptional event. When a wife dies the husband performs the dance of Chawnglaizawn in Mizoram.
: The Zangtalam dance is presented by the dancers of Paite tribe of Mizoram
. Both men and women of the community join in the dance. This traditional dance form is very musical and elegant. The dancers wear colourful traditional dresses
while performing this dance.
: Hozagiri Dance is the dance form of the Reang community
of Tripura. The dancers stand on a clay pitcher with a bottle on the head and a lighted lamp on it, when the Reang belle dance twisting musically the lower part of the body, the dance bewilders the viewers.
: This dance form of Tripura is a feature of the Chakma
tribe. The dance is magnificently organized with the rhythm playing of “Khenggarang” and dhukuk sorts of flute
: It is a dance of Halam
community of Tripura. Rhythms of the dance replicate the tradition hereditary from the past.
: It is a popular form of a dance of the Hill tribes. It is a very colourful dance performed by young girls and boys. While dancing the boys hold big Naga "Daos" meaning knives while the girl dancers accompany the boys. The females decorate themselves with heavy ornaments with their tribal peculiarities. The Kabui dance is performed with the accompaniment of a big drum
which gives a regular and broad beating of time.