Namita Panda, The Telegraph Calcutta, Friday , December 10 , 2010
[...] The Gonda dance was performed by artistes from Sonepur village of Raighara block in the Nabarangpur district. They danced to the beats of various tribal percussion instruments such as madal, dhudra, tuduhudi and chitkuli.
Ho, a popular tribal dance related to harvest festivities, was performed by artistes from Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj.
According to tradition, dancers first worship the goddess of earth (the soil) and then offer a hunted animal that is then shared by all members of the community. Women in this dance form wear jewellery made of beads, gold and silver around the neck and arm. Women wore similar ornaments made of metals during the Otan dance performed by Raikia Kandhos from Phulbani. The women also wore a number of hairpins while the men wore tribal attire. [...]
“I have never seen such a wonderful performance. Each tribal community has unique dance forms but all of them are beautiful,” said Kavita Mohanty, a bank employee.
Among other dances performed on the second day was Sadri dance by Sundergarh artistes.
It was a medley of 13 tribal dances in 13 minutes by tribal students from the Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences.
Source: The Telegraph – Calcutta (Kolkata) | Orissa | Groove to tribal beats
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