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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Indian Dance - Dumhal Dance and Rouff Dance - Kashmir

Dumhal of Kashmir is a dance performed by the menfolk of the Wattal tribe of Kashmir on specific occasions. The performers wear long colorful robes, tall conical caps which are studded with beads and shells. The Part moves in a procession carrying a banner in a very ceremonial fashion. It is dug into the ground and the men begin to dance, forming a circle . The musical accompaniment comprises a drum and the vocal singing of the participants. Dumhal is performed on set occasions and at set locations.
Rouff Dance :Rouff is also a folk dance of Kashmir. It is danced solely by women on festive occasions . Rouff displays simple footwork.

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