Sunday, August 19, 2018
Arunachal Pradesh

Arts


Folk Dance

Ponung Dance (Adis)

Ponug Dance of Adis Adi village has a rich cultural life.
The tribal people are famous  for their Ponung that is dancing with the accompaniment of songs. A group of girls dance in a circle  holding each other by stretching their hands over each others shoulders while the leader-usually a man called the Miri-dances and sings in the centre-holding aloft and shaking a sword like musical  instrument called 'Yoksha'. First he sings a line and then it is repeated in chorus by the maidens rhythmically in circle at a low pace. On all important occasions ponung is arranged.

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