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Bhojpur Lakhe Dance in Kathmandu.
Bhojpur Lakhe Dance in Kathmandu.
Manual for Ritual Dances, circa 1730
Manual for Ritual Dances, circa 1730
Maruni dancing with madale
Maruni dancing with madale
Deuda dance in Kathmandu
Deuda dance in Kathmandu

Dance (Nepali: नाच Naach, नृत्य Nritya) in Nepal comprises numerous styles of dances, including folk, ethnic, classical to modern dances.

Origin

Legends state that dances in this country originated in the abode of Lord Shiva — the Himalayas, where he performed the tandava dance.[1] This indicates that dance traditions of Nepal are very ancient and unique. With altitudes and ethnicity, the dances of Nepal slightly change in style as well as in the costumes.

Ethnic and cultural dances

See also

References

  1. ^ Shanmuganathan, Thilagavathi (2014). "A pragmatic analysis of Lord Shiva's dance". International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2014 (229): 95–115. doi:10.1515/ijsl-2014-0019. ISSN 1613-3668.
  2. ^ "In pictures: Nepal festival season starts with goddess, dance". CNBC TV18. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  3. ^ ""Bhairav Dance" performed in Kathmandu, Nepal". xinhuanet china. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Nepal: Performing arts". UNESCO Asia Pacific cultural center. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Traditional Sorathi dance!". The Himalayan Times. Retrieved 31 March 2020.