Bardo Chham

In Arunachal Pradesh the Shardukpen tribal community perform Bardo Chham dance on festive occasions. Bardo Chham literally means dance of horoscopes. Dancers wearing colorful masks perform this dance indicating that the activities of living beings are watched by the gods who reward the good and punish the evil forces. A large frame drum with a long handle played with a stick provides the percussion music for the dance.