Monday, June 24, 2024



Harige Dances like Harige, Bhoota Nrutya, Naga Nrutya and Vatte Kola aim at appeasing the supernatural powers, lest the community is harmed. These dances are deep rooted particularly in the picturesque coastal region of South and North Karnataka. The dance serve as a traditional forum for community members to conduct a dialogue with the performer -  the re-creator of ghost image, consequently paving way for a two way communication. The image of the ghost is most appealing.