OTHER TRIBAL DANCES IN ASSAM

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BODO'S BAGURUMBA

Bodo community has many folk dances to boast. Among them the best and the most attractive is the Bagurumba dance. Bagurumba dance, AssamThis is mainly a formation dance with slow steps and outstretched hands. About a score of girls dressed in most colourful attire perform this dance to the accompaniment of Bodo traditional musical instruments. A tourist in Assam can see this dance in the Bodo inhabited areas of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Darrang and Sonitpur districts.

MISHING'S ALI AI LIGANG

Mishing community of Assam has a festival caged All Ai Ligang, in which they perform dances for making an offering to their deities. Mishing's Bihu can be seen in the North Eastern part of Assam i.e. Sonitpur and Lakhimpur districts.

TEA FOLK'S JUMUR NACH

Ai Ligang, AssamIn the passage of more than a hundred years of their settlement in Assam the tea tribes have developed a synthesized form of dance called "Chah Baganar Jumur Nach" or the Jumur dance of tea garden. This dance is performed by girls and boys together and sometimes by the girls alone, with precision of footwork while tightly clasping each other's waist. This is a beautiful dance to watch and a tourist visiting any of the tea gardens can easily witness this dance.

BARPETA'S BHORTAL NRITYA

Developed by a well-known Satriya artist, Narahari Burha Bbakat, Bhor Tal Nritya is an extension of 'Sankari' culture. Six to ten dancers equipped with cymbols perform this dance to the first bit of 'Zhiya Nom" and produces a good number of attractive formations displaying the cymbols. The dance can be seen during festive occasions in and around Barpeta and Guwahati.



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