Monday, November 28, 2022
Himachal Pradesh



Folk Theatre

Popular entertainment is an inevitable part of community life and it reflects the tastes and traditions of the people and their social historical scientific attitudes and imaginative qualities. The folk art forms like Swang, Jagrata,

Jagra, Ainchali singing, the ballads and songs of the tribes of wandering minstrels are still a vital and living force in the area.

Bhagat, Kariyada, Banthada and Haranyattar are the popular folk theatre forms of Himachal Pradesh. These dramas are usually built around certain character-types. Any available space in the middle of a field marked by two or three feet high poles with cords tied round them, provides the stage for the folk-drama. Audience sits around such a stage.