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Hudo is a folk dance form of the Bharwad Tribe, the shepherd community in Gujarat. The idea of the dance originated from sheep fights, hence the movements of two sheep ramming their heads are duplicated in Hudo. The dancers clap hands in a forceful and rhythmic manner. Hudo is performed mostly in public fairs like the Tarnetar fair, that’s popular in Gujarat.
Raas is related to the Hindu deity, Lord Krishna, who had played raas with gopis in vrindavan. Shepherds had played raas since ancient times. In Raas, dancers form two circles and dance with two sticks in their hands. Then they sit-up and sit-down in rhythmic styles.
Gop Raas is part of folk dance too. In this raas, two people hold a wooden pole in the centre of the stage while other dancers perform with colourful strings connected with the upper part of the pole. The speciality of this raas is the stringing together by the dancers during the raas. When it’s time to open the strings together, raas is played speedily with rhythmic beat.
Name of dancers:
Rameshbhai Mandanbhai Dhrangiya
Pradip Arjanbhai Parmar
Kanubhai Dhudabhai Lakadiya
Baldeve Sukhabhai Manguda
Hareshbhai Jilubhai Rathod
Govind Karshanbhai Makwana
Gopalbhai Lakshmanbhai Bambha
Vikram Kalubhai Kharagiya
Lalajibhai Mayabhai Rathod
Maheshkumar Chhanganbhai Lakdia
Venue: Maha Mariamman Temple Hall, Jalan Sungai Pari, Buntong, Ipoh.
Date: 6th Nov, 2012
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