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@BramptonLibrary --- Folk Dance- Naga dance


Dance History & heritage Kids Performance Visual arts
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.


Brampton, ON

Directions: Brampton Library has eight locations. Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, we are not able to host the activities at our branches. However, we invite you to join us at our virtual platform to to enjoy cultural days online presentations from our talented community.



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Folk dance and songs are an integral part of Naga culture (ie Naga Land is a Province in North East of India) which unfolds a grand blending of music and rhythm. The romantic and historical Naga folk songs sing of famous ancestors and ancient incidents. Seasonal songs dominate every harvest festival of Nagaland. Tribal and war dances are indispensable dance forms reflecting the colourful festive scenario of Nagaland. Famous dance forms of Nagaland are Monyu Asho, Melo Phita, Changsang, Kukuyipheto, Nokinketer Tsungsang, Aghushi Kighelhe, Langnyu-Khiamtsangshe, Rukhyo-Sharu, Khupielili and Akok-Khi.

Today the Students of Abhinaya school of dance will be performing Khupielili dance This dance is an integral part of the yemse festival celebrated By the Tribe of Pochury. This dance is participated by female womenfolk only.



Sushmitha Parthasarathy, Artistic director Abhiaya School of Dance

Sushmitha Parthasarathy , a passionate Bharatanatyam dancer and teacher, started learning Bharatanatyam at a young age. She has 23 years of performing experience and continues giving solo performances in many venues within the GTA, as well as back in India.

After moving to Canada, Sushmitha decided to transform her passion into a career and started Abhinaya School of Dance in 2016. She is the artistic director and trains kids and adults alike, of all ages and at different levels of proficiency.

One of the primary missions of Abhinaya is to preserve, inculcate and pass on the tradition of Bharatanatyam dance while strictly following the teaching principles of guru-shishya prampara (i.e. lineage, or teacher-disciple relationship is a spiritual relationship found within traditional it is centred around the transmission of teachings from a teacher disciple).


Sushmitha Parthasarathy

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