: Male and Female.
Duration : Approximately 12 Minutes.
The Koya tribes of Andhra Pradesh's forests have
strong affinity with Marias, tribes wearing Bison-horn head
dress in Bastar, of Orissa state. Their Dances have the
same forest tribal rites, Rituals, Magical significance
and an identical energy.
The Koyas live in remote forest Hill-tops in Vishakapatnam
District. Their dances include, Mayura Nat (Peacock
Dance) are exclusively performed by Men, Harvesting Festival
dance is performed in the month of April every year.
The dance is done in small steps, forming complex
patterns on intricate rhythmical phrases of half-beats and
quarter beats. The musical and rhythmical accompaniments
mainly consist of the Pioodi and Mayunga. Pioodi is a flute
of three feet Bamboo stick with five holes on the end.