RAIBENSE : "Raibense" is one of the heroic war dance
of West Bengal in India. The word "Raibens"
is derived from the word "raibanshe" or royal
bamboo. In this dance, the vigorous and manly movements
of the body, together with the stirring notes of the
drum, generates courage and daring in the feeblest of
hearts. The entire dance is permeated by a spirit of
DHALI : Dhali Dance is another heroic
folk dance of West Bengal. It originated and developed
during the reign of Raja Pratapaditya. After winning
the battle the fatigued and exhausted soldiers started
dancing with swords in contenment in order to inspire
themselves for the next war.
RANPA : The predominating characteristics
or me Kanp; dance are its inherent heroic and epic qualities,
and particularly the balance of the body on bamboo sticks.
From the earlier times, the use of the Ranpa was as
a means of travel. In this dance, the dancers balance
themselves on long Bamboo sticks and dance with the
notes of drums This dance is extensively practised in
the Burdwan and Midnapore districts of West Bengal in
PATA NACH : Pata Nach literary meant
'to make friends'. The dancers dance to the rhythm with
their hands clapped together with their made-friends.
It is performed mainly in the chain or row formation
in a circular or semi-circular motion. It is performed
of the 'Karam' utsav. In the eastern area of Midnapore
district it is one of the favourite among mens. And
now, womens are also participating in Pata Nach in many
CHOW DANCE GANESH BANDANA : Among all the famous dances of West Bengal this dance preserves something of the old martial spirit. It is based mainly in the Purulia, Saraikella and Mayurbhanj Districts in eastern India.
TADIN : The tribals live in hardship work day and night in the wield, roads and houses. They give woel and shelter to others by deant of their hardwork. But they ducell in mysery, proverty and ware no sorrow, no first station can touch their live as they live in joy and merriment, music and dance. This is the life style of the tribal or what we can Aetovas Gracefully presented by the pioneering institution of Sarabhuj.
PAIKA : The History of the 'Paikas' of infantry soldiers of the eastern state of Orissa and West Bengal in India, is inextricably interwoven with the general history of the land. The dance performed by them is the 'Paika Dance'. Men and women together participate in the performed of the dance. The male dancers uses 'Dhali' and women dancers uses 'Dhali' and women dancers uses sword in their hands. This is a warrior dance and the movements are deliberate, presenting wartricks as defence and offence. The dance is a celebration of the patriotic values, the charm and vigour of the Bengal's men & women.