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Hallisaka Dance

Hallisaka is a group dance native to Gujarat. This dance in the Harivamsa Purana is very significant. The dancers form a circle with their hands joined together to form a chain. The ‘tala’ is kept by clapping and the dance is accompanied by a melodious song. A young man who acts as Lord Krishna stands in the middle of the damsels. The feet movements, toes, heels and legs first show rhythmic expression measured steps, long, short, quick, and slow accompanied in single, double and triple timings.

Updated on 7th December, 2018

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