Phag Dance or Phalgun or "Faag"
This is a seasonal dance ,through which agricultural people express their
joy and vigour. During the month of February -March ,they have a little
leisure between sowing and harvesting. The crops are growing well, the
spring is on and the rural folk express themselves through song and dance.
In this dance men and women group together. The rhythm
takes them on to emotional expression through their hands, eyes,
and feet. The dance involves a variety of movement ,requiring sound co-ordination.
Women wear traditional costumes in different colours. Men similarly display
different colours in their turbans. They sing in the ancient Daamal style,
a combination of dance and song, the origin of which dates to the hoary
past, it is a mixed dance but some times it is performed by men only.
The songs are different in each case.