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Samprada Dance

Bahaka Dance

Samprada Dance, also known as Bahaka Dance, is popular in the western part of Orissa. It is a standardized performance which includes singing, playing Karthal and dancing. Most noteworthy feature of the dance is that the performer displays his capability in gayana, badana and nartan. The synchronized movement of feet with the rhythmic playing of the musical instruments makes it an interesting event to watch.

During the performance various Bhajan, Janana, Chhanda, Chaupadi, and slokas are recited. The main dancer is assisted by another player who is known as ‘Palia Bahaka’. Samprada Dance is generally performed during social and festive occasions.

Updated on 4th September, 2019


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