‘Balakat’, ‘Bhoota’ (or ‘Kola’), ‘Chowdikeyavaru’, ‘Dholu Kunita’, ‘Doddata’, ‘Halage Mela’, ‘Haremela’, ‘Helavaru’, ‘Huttari Dance’, ‘Jaga-Halage’, ‘Jagateya Kunubi’, ‘Karade-Vadya’, ‘Karaga’, ‘Keelu Kudure’, ‘Kittur Chennamma’, ‘Kunubi’, ‘Mudukana Maduve’, Nandikolu’, ‘Onake Obavva’, ‘Patada Kunitha’, ‘Preta Nritya’, ‘Somana Kunita’ and ‘Suggi Kunitha’ are popular folk dances of Karnataka.

Balakat Dance:

Balakat Dance is performed by the ‘Dodava’ tribes during the harvest time.

Bhoota or Kola​:

Bhoota or Kola is a ritual dance, typical of the South Kanara district of Karnataka, similar to ‘Theyyam’ of the Malabar Coast.


Kavadis ​:

Kavadis are ritual dances revolving around worship of Lord Subramanya.


Kunitha:

Kunitha is a generic name given to the ritual dances of Karnataka. ‘Puja Kunitha’, ‘Devare Thatte Kunitha’, ‘Yell-ammana Kunitha’, ‘Suggikunitha’ and ‘Dollu Kunitha’ are its various forms.

 

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