Dance of India
Namagen dance is performed in September to celebrate
the autumnal hues. The costumes are largely woollen
and richly studded ornaments of silver are worn by women.
The most picturesque amongst these are dances of Gaddis.
The dances of the Doms and the Bhotiyas in Uttar Pradesh
range from simple performances of rejoicing to ritualistic
dances. The most amongst these is the Dhurang or Dhuring
dance which is connected with the death ceremonies.
Its objective is to liberate the soul of the dead person
from evil spirits. All the dancers hold swords and dance
in a circle. The movements are virile and reminds one
of the hunting dances of the Nagas on the eastern borders