Folk dances of Goa connect the present with the past civilization of Goa. In fact, the folk dances of Goa impart continuity to the civilization of Goa. The folk dances of Goa add glory in defining the rich cultural heritage of Goa. One can find many expressions displaying the lifestyle and cultural influence of different period and different rules in the folk dances of Goa.
Many castes and tribes mingle together to provide the unique social representation of Goa. No other region in India holds such diversified folk arts, culture and customs. The traditional folk dance and music of Goa is an influence of the Portuguese culture and music. Watching folk dances in Goa for a tourist during Goa tour is an immemorial experience that remains everlasting in the memories of the tourists. There are many folkdances in Goa that includes Bhandap, Dhangar, Talgadi, Godd, Mando, Dasarawadan, Virabhadra, Hanpeth, Lamp Dance, Musal Dance, Romat or Mell, Morullem, Dekhni, Dhalo etc.
Some descriptions about different folk dances in Goa : -
Bhandap Folk Dance – This traditional folk dance of Goa is performed by the womenfolk. It is a folk dance that is performed by scheduled tribe community of Goa. Also, they were the original settlers of Goa.
Dhangar Folk Dance- This is one kind of folk dance, which is performed on the Navratri days. It is a popular folk dance displaying worship on the Navratri days is performed by women.
Talgadi Folk Dance –This folk dance is performed by men. You can enjoy this amusing outdoor group dance by men.
Apart from these there are many other folk dances that you can enjoy during Goa tour. You should never miss an opportunity to witness any folk dance of Goa, which reveals expression behind every dance postures.