Folk art forms of India
Folk art forms
India is rich in culture to folk arts and dances. India is known for its Art and culture and is the mother to 8 classical and several folk-dance forms. Arts are defined as painting, architecture, literature, music, dance, language, and cinema. Folk art forms of India are an incredible part of Indian culture. These folk dance forms have a global presence and attract many people worldwide to come and leave them. In contrast, to fine arts, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic. India is the treasure-chest of folk arts and its different forms. Different types of folk art have been passed down from ancient times and are today practiced not only in India but also in other parts of the world. Each art form is unique but shares common roots of tradition, values, and culture.
Indian Folk art forms are deeply rooted in its traditions. Traditions have their roots in culture and community. By conveying shared community values and aesthetics they express cultural identity. A range of practical rather than attractive and decorative media are enclosed in the Folk art. Dance is the best way to express one’s feelings and, in our country, this art form enjoys great stature. India is known to be the hub of various colorful classical and folk-art form.
Indian states and folk art forms:
1. Dalkhai(Odisha): Dalkhai is performed by women while man accompanies them as a musician. Throughout the performances, men address the side actress as their girlfriend and perform a love story to convey the moral message for goddess presence.
2. Brita Dance (Kolkata): Brita dance performed by a woman in the temple premises to thank the local deity after getting recovered by the disease like smallpox or chickenpox.
3. Jhijhiya Dance (Bihar): In this dancing form, the woman performs this dance with full delight and by carrying lanterns to invoke lord Indra at the time of drought. This is the dance which is performed when there is a shortage of water which leads to a bad harvest.
India is a nation of multiple traditions and cultures. Basically, India folk and tribal dances are simple and are performed to express joy during the arrival of seasons, the birth of a child, weddings, and festivals. The folk art forms are the common possession of a group of people or a particular locality.
India has always been known to portray a traditional and cultural vibrancy in its standard dance and arts. The folk dance and art forms of India make you realize about the country’s rich heritage.
Folk Art Forms of Telangana:
Vanga Srinivas Goud the State President of Telengana Rastra Janapadha Kalakarula Sangam(TRJKS) gave life to more than 10,000 artists in telangana.