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Kondh Dance

Kondh Dance is a renowned tribal dance form of Orissa. It is performed by the unmarried boys and girls of the Kondh tribe. The girls dance in rows, facing rows of boys who dance around them.

This dance form is observed particularly, when the boys or girls of one village visit another village. Special dances also carry out during buffalo sacrifice, known as the Kedu festival. Singing song is very important part in this dance.

There is no musical instrument used in the dance of the Kondhs of Koraput. But for Phulbani Kondh, this dance is more colorful. The girls of this community wear sarees in two pieces and bangles on their ankles. The boys also play on hand drums, along with singing song.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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