Jhoomar Dance Orissa
The Jhoomar dance is a folk dance of Orissa that is highly popular among the tribal residing in the Sundargarh district. This dance type named after the accompanying Jhoomar songs is prevalent among the Mahanta and Munda communities of the Sundargarh district.
Performance— Among the Mahantas the dance is performed by the men only. The Mundas the singers who accompany the dancers sing songs and the dancers follow them in chorus in accompaniment of Madal. The Mundas are especially experts in this dance particularly in intricate footsteps, movement of hip and wrists and movement of body.