Performance of Khoria Dance
In the actual performance of the Khoria Dance in Haryana, the women & girls enter in the dancing place and stand in a circle, while singing a folk song. For this dance, the performers wear full gold-work skirts and colored chunries and heavy rustic jewellery. The simple movements acquire form and colour with the swirling and these steps later increase the tempo. Until, two or three pairs of the girls break from the ring into the centre with their arms joined and crossed together, swirling on the axis of their feet, while the girls in the ring, clap to the beat of the drum. In final stage, the dance is performed mainly around the circumference.
This dance is usually performed during the long wait for the bridegroom to bring his new bride home. During this theme of dance, the women mime the entire wedding ceremony, in the performance. By this dance, the women also pray for the safe return of the marriage family along with the newly wedded couple. The women stay awake the entire night for the dance for protecting their houses, as the men folk are all away to the bride's house. However, all the young children are kept away from this dance, due to its vulgar nature.
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