Dandia Gair Dance Rajasthan
Dandia Gair Dance Rajasthan

Dandia Gair dance is performed with pomp and show during the Holika festival in Rajasthan. The dancers wear wide bottomed and pleated gowns over the Churidar-pyjama. The costumes are very colorful and are embroidered with golden threads. The dance is performed in circular movement. Only percussion music accompany the dance provided by two kinds of drums called Dholand Nagara; three kinds of idiophones called “Thali, Manjira and Khartal”. The dancers also wear ankle bells. When they dance the tinkling of the ankle bells enhances the richness of the percussion music. As the tempo of the dance becomes faster, the flowing gowns present a feast of visual spectacle.

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