Dance form of Karagattam - The Regional Folk Dance in Tamil Nadu

  • B Dharmalingam Professor and Head i/c, Department of Fine Arts, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M S Kanagathara Teaching Assistant, Department of Fine Arts,Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • M Muthumari Research Assistant, Department of Fine Arts, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
  • P Avanthraj Teaching Assistant, Department of Fine Arts, Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Regional Dance, Karagattam, Forms of karagattam

Abstract

India is a land of varied cultures and traditions, diversities in all spheres which make the Indian culture quite unique. Indian folk and tribal dances are the product of different socio-economic set up and traditions evolved over ages.. In India, we have festivals and celebrations virtually every day and dances are performed to express joy and festivity. This has added to the richness of Indian culture. Since every festival is accompanied by celebration of folk and tribal dances and almost all of them have continually evolved and improvised.

In India, we have festivals and celebrations virtually every day and dances are performed to express joy and festivity. This has added to the richness of Indian culture. Since every festival is accompanied by celebration of folk and tribal dances and almost all of them have continually evolved and improvised. Folk dances are performed for every possible occasion – to celebrate the arrival of season’s birth of a child, a wedding and festivals which are plenty with minimum of steps or movements. Indian folk dances are full of energy vitality. Some dances are performed separately by men and women while in some performances, men and women dance together.

Published
2019-07-01
How to Cite
Dharmalingam, B., Kanagathara, M. S., Muthumari, M., & Avanthraj, P. (2019). Dance form of Karagattam - The Regional Folk Dance in Tamil Nadu. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 7(1), 71-75. https://doi.org/10.34293/sijash.v7i1.485
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