Tribal Dances Of Manipur


The Dance patterns in Manipur Must have a link with Gandharva’s Culture – which is mythological believed to excel over all other dance forms. There shall be no reason against the fact that the elements of the subdued, slow, rhythmic movements present almost in all the tribal dances. Ethnically, the hill tribes of Manipur though divided into a number of clans and sections, may be grouped into two main divisions – Naga and Kuki .These people have their distinctive Languages and cultural heritages of their own. The dances are also artistic. The noted tribal dance in Manipur are Tangkhul Naga Dance, Mao Dance, Mizo Bamboo Dance, Tarao War Dance, Kabui War Dance, Tangkhul Naga Hunting Dance, Surung Dance and Rengmai Naga Dance etc.

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