Artistes from different parts of the country presented mesmerising tribal dance performances at Jaganmohan Palace auditorium yesterday evening under the auspices of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Music of Mankind), Southern Regional Centre, Irwin road in city as part of the ongoing Anantha Yatre-4, a demonstration of creative craft forms and performing art presentations by tribal artistes.

‘Urumu’, a tribal dance form of the Rayalseema (Andhra) was performed by the local artistes of that region. The sound of Urumus is equal to the sound of thunders in the sky and is created by a handmade drum with two side membrane.

Goalparia dance, a folk dance recital, native to the lower region of Assam, was also presented by the women folk of Assam. The theme carries description of a beautiful girl through the eyes of a boy. Props like Dhol, datara, flute and taal are used for this form of dance.

Another eye-catchy performance was that of the artistes of Tripura, rendering a dance recital in the tribal art form of ‘Hojagiri’. This dance form is a ceremonial dance performed by unmarried girls thanking the god and goddesses for his/her blessing. Artistes who rendered this dance, showcased the act of balance and soothing gestures of body by freely holding a lamp torch, made of bamboo on their head without any support.

Artistes from Arunachal Pradesh performed ‘Mukho’, a dance form which is common throughout all the tribal and folk communities of Arunachal Pradesh.

‘Keelu Gurram’ (horse dance), was also enacted by the folk artistes of Andhra Pradesh. It depicts a horse dance with rhythmic steps. The body of the horse is made of bamboo strips covered with beautiful costumes, usually with a theme of a king fighting against his enemies.

The audience thoroughly enjoyed the dance performances by these folk artistes.

Today the artistes will perform at the Wellington House on Irwin Road from 5 pm onwards.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore