Performance of Dance de Divertissement
After the dead is buried the Lushais engage in feasting. Once the feasting is over all the members indulge themselves in the devil dances. The performers dance with wild jumps and occasionally even yell out. Their dance is accompanied by the loud music supplied by a species of reed instrument. Bamboos are used sometimes for the dance. Generally, male members of the village only take part in these dances.
Costume of Dance de Divertissement
The performers usually wear hideous masks which are made of coloured bamboo pieces and leaves. The white colour used in the mask is made of powdered rice. Many skulls are made on the forehead of the main mask. The sockets of the eyes in the mask are left empty but occasionally glass pieces are also fixed. Napkins are tied to the ears and neck but nowadays the dancers also wear thin papers of different colours for the ears to give them a fan-like shape. The dancers cover their body with bits of colourful rags colouring them with bold white paints to portray the look of a skeleton.
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