International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)

Social dances: A medium to celebrate life


Nilesh Arvindbhai Parekh, Dr. Sandhhya Purechha

Introduction: There is a phrase that says: “The tribe that dances never dies”. Thus, a person celebrates the life through social dance forms prevalent in India. Nandikeshwar in Abhinaya Darpana mentions that Nātya and Nritta should be performed particularly at the time of festival as those who wish good luck should perform dance of occasions such as coronation celebration of kings, a religious festival, a procession with an image of a god, a marriage ceremony, reception of a friend, entry in to a new town or house and the birth of a son: Sage Bharata in Natyashastra mentions that dance also as being the source of amusementshould be performed on theoccasions of marriage, child-birth, and reception of a son-in-law, general festivity and attainment of prosperity In this paper the researcher would like to gives examples of two social dances performed on the occasions of childbirth and marriage like Chari Dance, Hudo Dance, etc. Conclusion: One can see here that dance in India has become an integral part of one’s life. One need not has to find any reason for dancing. Researcher’s View: According to the researcher, under the interdisciplinary training there should be a mandatory training for social dance forms during the school education.
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Nilesh Arvindbhai Parekh, Dr. Sandhhya Purechha. Social dances: A medium to celebrate life. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 6, 2017, Pages 269-270
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