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Khoria Dance

Khoria Dance, a variety of Jhumar Dance, is popular in the central areas of Haryana. It is exclusively performed by girls and is played during important events like harvest and marriage function when bridegroom's party has gone to bride's house.

The performers enter the arena singing folk songs. Though inclusive of simple steps, Khoria Dance becomes unique when girls swirl their gold-work skirts and colorful chunaries. The gleam and jingle of heavy rustic jewelry add to the charm of the dance.

In course of performance, the dancers form a ring. As the tempo rose, two or three pairs of girls beak from the ring and jointly swirl together on the axis of their feet, while the dancers in the ring clap their hands to the beat of the drum.

Updated on 25th February, 2015


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