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K O Y A D A N C E


Performers : 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.

 
 

 
Folk Dances of Andhra Pradesh, India
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