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Kummi Dance

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Neha Rathod
Kummi Dance

Kummi dance is one of the most important and ancient forms of village dances of Tamil Nadu state of India. It reflects the day-to-day life of villagers of Tamil Nadu.


The kummi dance is performed for the most part by ladies. The ladies remain around and dance applauding musically to the tunes. They likewise dance in the circle and the hand signals connote the procuring and the reaping procedure. One of the ladies drives the singing with a main tune while the remainder of them take up the hold back.

Every entertainer renders another line thus and the moving stops when all get worn out. In some nearby varieties of the Kummi dance, men additionally take an interest. In this structure, the men with little sticks in their grasp structure a bigger external hover, inside which the ladies remain in a little ring. The applauding of the hands by the ladies and the beating of the sticks by men are consummately synchronized with their means and the musicality of the melodies.

Kummi dance is performed during festival seasons such as Pongal, the harvest festival. It is also performed during family functions such as marriages, childbirths, and Manjal Neeratu Vizhaa - a celebration done when a young girl attains puberty.

This dance form has been encouraged by a number of poets, including Subramania Bharathiyar, who has written Kummi Paatu. Kummi dance is also performed in Kerala, an Indian state.

Kummi dance does not follow any particular dress code thus the costume can be many. Generally, young girls wear pavadai chattai, teenagers wear pavadai dhavani, and the adult women wear saris.

Kummi dance is performed during festival seasons such as Pongal, the harvest festival. It is also performed during family functions such as marriages, childbirths, and Manjal Neeratu Vizhaa – a celebration done when a young girl attains puberty.



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