Bhangra dancing originated from the Punjab region of India. Like all folk dances coming from this country, it’s characterized by fluid graceful movements, colorful costumes, and energizing music that can light up the audience.
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Bhangra dancing originated from the Punjab region of India. Like all folk dances coming from this country, it’s characterized by fluid graceful movements, colorful costumes, and energizing music that can light up the audience
Varieties of Bhangra Dancing Style
Each group of performers adds something unique to their shows making their Bhangra dance unique. However, there are three ‘official’ varieties of this style that everyone uses as a base for their creative expressions:
- Traditional Bhangra.
This is the original folk dance of Mhaja (area in the Punjab region). It’s a seasonal dance practiced during the month leading to the Vaisakhi festival. During this time, the people of the region harvest crops. At the time of the festival, people celebrate with local fairs. This is where Bhangra is performed. Traditionally, this is a dance of men only.
These traditional Bhangra celebrations of harvest are practiced even today in some regions if India and Pakistan
Free form traditional Bhangra.
With the creation of Pakistan in 1947, majority of the regions that traditionally practiced Bhangra ‘moved’ to the newly formed country. Peoples who were relocated to Punjab region of India preserved this tradition and created the style known as free form Bhangra that combines original dance with some elements of Punjabi folk dances. It gained popularity fast and Punjabi emigrants spread this fantastic dance all over the world.
- Modern Bhangra.
This form of dancing evolved from free form in the 1990s due to the widespread emigration of the Punjabi people. It incorporated many Western dancing elements and turned Bhangra into the show that we know and love today. Toronto Bhangra dancers for hire from Hips Don’t Lie Dance Co. will make sure that your guests won’t forget the performance for a long time.
Bhangra Dancers Costumes
When you employ Bhangra dancers for hire, you will see a group of people that will make your event colorful and vibrant due to their costumes, bold moves, and ‘fiery’ music. A traditional Bhangra outfit consists of a turban, a type of silk skirt, loose loincloth decorated with beads, and a waistcoat.
This explosion of color and sparkles is sure to stand out at any Toronto event. All Hips Don’t Lie Dance Co. costumes are created by professionals and are of the highest quality. Our professional Bhangra dancers can enhance their beauty with graceful movements and incredible routines that will literally light up your party.
Bhangra dancing can fit into any celebration, including weddings, business conferences, corporate celebrations, and birthday parties.