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Samprada Dance

Samprada Dance of orissa

Samprada Dance of Orissa is otherwise known as Bahaka Dance. In this dance form, singing and dancing takes place at the same time with the accompaniments of musical instruments like Mridanga and Kartal. What’s unique about the Samprada dance is that, it is the same person who is dancing that sings and also plays the musical instrument. It is an art form that one needs to practice over decades before mastering. His feet move in perfect rhythm with the beat of the music and the words of the songs. Generally he takes recourse to religious slokas and songs like Bhajan, Janana, Sanskrit slokas etc. Another performer assists him in his performance who is known as Palia. Samprada Dance is performed only during special festive occasions of Orissa.

 

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