(Last Updated on : 09/08/2017)
Zangtalam is a folk dance
practiced in the Mizoram state of India
. The dance
is mainly performed by the Paihte tribe. It is a community
dance where everyone can participate and celebrate the happy moments together. Dances of Mizoram reproduce the cultural enthusiasm of the place. Deriving encouragement from the natural magnificence of the hilly landscapes, the dances of Mizoram are equal to the multi-cultural appearance of Mizoram.
Costume of Zangtalam
The dancers wear colourful traditional attires that depict their rich creativity. The female performers also adorn themselves with ethnic ornaments that mainly comprise of necklace
, bangle and earrings
Performance of Zangtalam
It is performed in a group and both men and women
participate in this dance. Both singing and dancing take place simultaneously. It is a rhythmic dance. The drummer
choreographs the dance and the duration of the dance depends on how long the drummer can beat the drum
. The male dancers
stand in a line facing the female dancers. The steps of this dance are simple yet graceful. The movements can be performed by anyone. The duration of the dance depends on the drummer.
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