Langvir Nritya - Folk Dance of Garhwal
This is a particular dance form which is a typical acrobatic dance and is performed only by men. This is a dance form where a long bamboo is fixed at a particular place. The acrobat dancer climbs to the top of the pole and then balances himself on his stomach perched on the top. Right under that pole there are band of musicians that play 'Damana' and 'Dhol' while the acrobat dancer performs at the top of the pole. He rotates on the top and performs with his hand and feet. This dance is popular in Tehri Garhwal region.
Barada Nati - Folk Dance of Garhwal
This is a dance that is famous in the region of Jaunsar Bhawar located in the Chakrata Tehsil area in the district of Dehradun. The Barada Nati is a folk dance form which is performed on the religious festivals and also in some of the social functions. This dance is performed by both boys and girls who dress up in traditional but colourful costumes.
Pandav Nritya - Folk Dance of Garhwal
This dance form, Pandav Nritya, is associated with the story of Mahabharata and is particularly popular in Garhwal Division of the state of Uttarakhand. This dance is nothing but a straight narration of the episodes from the great epic Mahabharataaccompanied with dance and songs. This dance is mostly performed on occasion of 'Diwali' and 'Dussehra'. This dance form is very popular in the Pauri Garhwal and Chamoli District.
Shotiya Tribal Folk Dances- Folk Dance of Garhwal
This particular dance form is performed by the Shotiya Tribes. The forms of dance include 'Dhurang, and Dhuring'. These dance forms are mainly associated with the death of a person. This particular dance form is performed to ensure that the soul of a dead person is liberated, which have been believed to be living in the bodies of animals like goats, cows etc. The dance is similar to the pastorals of Himachal Pradesh or the hunting dance of Nagaland.
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