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1 Cultural Dances of Pakistan Cultural Diversity for Unity By: Rahim Khan & Afzal Muhammad, AKU-IED, M.Ed. 2011

2 Rationale Pakistan is pluralistic society Pakistan is pluralistic society Languages, dresses, popular music & dances Languages, dresses, popular music & dances Familiarity with Dances; Familiarity with Dances; Name Name Types Types Performing ways (How/When/Why) Performing ways (How/When/Why)

3 Pakistan & different ethnic groups Main ethnic groups Punjabi Punjabi Pashtun Pashtun Sindhi Sindhi Seraiki Seraiki Baluchi Baluchi Urdu Speaker Urdu Speaker Potohari Potohari Number of ethnic groups in Pakistan is 72

4 Ethnic Groups by Residence

5 Smaller Ethnic Groups TurwalisKashmirisHindkowansBrahuiHazaragiGuajaratiChitrali/KhowarBaltiShinaBurushaskyWakhyKalashaKachchiOd

6 Classification of Cultural Dances Classical Dance Classical Dance Kathak Kathak Folk Dance Folk Dance Bhangra Bhangra Hojamalo Hojamalo Ludi Ludi Khatak Khatak Attan Attan Rauf Rauf

7 Classification of Cultural Dances Religious Dance Religious Dance Raqs o sama (dance and audition) - Whirling Dervishes of Turkey Raqs o sama (dance and audition) - Whirling Dervishes of Turkey Dhamaal Dhamaal Cattle Dance Cattle Dance Camel Camel Horse Horse

8 Cultural Dances - Punjab Bhangra Fairs, festivals, marriages & harvesting By men on happy occasions Dhamal Similar to Bhangra Danced by men in a circle Gidda By womenperformed at weddings, birth of a child

9 Cultural Dances - Punjab Jhumar Circle around drummer (Dholi) Spinning around Julli Performed at Pirs khangahs Luddi Victory-dance swaying movements of the head Snapping fingers

10 Dankara Also called the Gaatka Cultural Dances - Punjab Sammi Women - Clapping hands on beat of drum Jaago Wake up! / marriage Kikli Performed by women in pairs

11 Cultural Dances - NWFP Khattak Wal Atanrh Khattak Wal Atanrh Khattak tribe war exercises Shah Dola Yusufzai dance for happiness & merriment Sarhad Conservation Network (SCN) Pakistan

12 Cultural Dances - NWFP Balbala Balbala Common every where Bhittani Atanrh Bhittani Atanrh Colorful jackets with gold embroidery, white clothes Spin Takray Spin Takray Single professional female dancer

13 Cultural Dances - NWFP Marwat Wala Atanrh Marwat Wala Atanrh Logari Atanrh Logari Atanrh Waziro Atanrh Waziro Atanrh Mahsood wal Atanrh Mahsood wal Atanrh Long hair, tossed from side to side Turning heads around in jerks

14 Cultural Dances - Balauchistan Chaap Chaap Men clapping hands & moving feet, neck, & head Balauchi Attan Balauchi Attan Lewa Lewa Makrani (men/women) Rhythmic dance with to & fro swaying movements

15 Cultural Dances - Sindh Ragistani/Thari folk dance Ragistani/Thari folk danceHojamalo Fabled Jamalo Chhej Chhej Performed only by men

16 Cultural Dances - Sindh Dhaamal, Dhaamal, Performed by fakirs & disciples of shrine Jhoomer Jhoomer Dandiya Ras Dandiya Ras Dandiya Ras of Kathiawar

17 Cultural Dances - Kashmir Rouf Performed on all festive occasions Rouf Performed on all festive occasions Hafiz Nagma Based on Sofiyiana Kalam Hafiz Nagma Based on Sofiyiana Kalam Jagarna Jagarna marriage song cum-dance

18 Cultural Dances - Chitral Chitrali Dani

19 Cultural Dances - Kalash

20 Cultural Dances- Gilgit/Baltistan Balti Dance Hunzai Dani

21 Cultural Dances – Gilgit/Baltistan Chilasi Dance Gilgiti Dance

22 Cultural Dances - Mystic

23 Cultural Dance - Katak

24 Cultural Dance – Sword Dance

25 Learning out comes Dance Performed during; celebrations celebrations ceremonies ceremonies entertainment entertainment and teaching and teaching Important part of culture It serves; Social Social Spiritual Spiritual Artistic Artistic Emotional Emotionalfunctions

26 Pakistans cultural dances; Composed of different ethnic groups dances

27 Common Musical Instruments

28 Single or group of people can perform

29 Some ethnic groups share dances Attan Jhoomer

30 Originated from war exercises

31 Colorful dresses are compulsory part of dances

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33 For some dances song is a compulsory part Barohi raqs

34 Women perform dance in private gatherings

35 Most dances are performed in circle

36 Each ethnic group has its own uniqueness; rhythm/ dress / norms

37 For video shows visit

38 References Society_and_culture Society_and_culture Society_and_culture Society_and_culture https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/pk.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/pk.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/pk.html https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world- factbook/geos/pk.html temporis.com/pakistan/demographics.html temporis.com/pakistan/demographics.html temporis.com/pakistan/demographics.html temporis.com/pakistan/demographics.html ml ml ml ml PK PK PK PK punjab-52671/ punjab-52671/ punjab-52671/ punjab-52671/


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