Baagh Naach

Baagh Naach, also known as Tiger Dance is a dance style where the male dancer paints himself with black and yellow stripes then add finishes so that he will resemble a tiger. Additionally he attaches a tail at his rear. In this dance style, the male dancers move from one house in the community to another so they can collect the people who can be spectators at their performance. They dance at the beat of the drums and the bells. While dancing, the dancers produce hissing sounds and they make acrobatic movements. The dance steps are spontaneous and lively so as to imitate the fierce animal. This dance is considered a folk dance in Orissa in India and is performed during the Hindu month of Chaitra, special celebrations, and notable festivals

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