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Bisu Kamsale

Bisu Kamsale is a dance form in Karnataka. The Kamsale dance is named after the instrument held in the hands of the dancer. The main element in this dance is the rhythmic clang, which blends with the melodious music of the Mahadeeswara epic. The instruments are moved around the body of the dancer in different patterns manifesting both skill and art. The dance is closely connected with a tradition of Shiva worship. The main performers of this dance form are from Haalu Kuruba community. The dance is a part of a deeksha or oath.

Updated on 11th January, 2016


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