Bhil Dhol

The Dhol dance prevalent in the Kumaon-Garhwal region of Uttar Pradesh is performed by the Bhil tribal community. Like all drum dances this is also performed by men only. Two kinds of dancers participate in the dance. Almost half of the group are drummer-cum-dancers. The other half of the group hold naked swords in their mouth while dancing. They do not sling the drum from their necks. Although there are acrobatic elements in the dance, human pyramid is not formed in this dance.

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