Dance >> Folk and Tribal Dances of
FOLK DANCES OF
The Lava Dance is a popular
dance of Minicoy Island that is performed on festive occasions.
It is a colourful and energetic dance form in which the dancers
wear multi-coloured costumes and dance to the tune of drums.
The Kolkali dance is
a "stick dance", which is performed only by men in pairs using
sticks. The dancers move in circles following the rhythm
produced by the sticks and dance gains in tempo as it
Parichakali is a folk dance of Lakshadweep Islands, which is
described as the "Shield Dance", as it is performed using
shields and swords. It is a kind of martial art form in which
the dancers perform acts of bravery while enacting scenes from
famous battles or the freedom struggle.