Giddha Dance


Giddha is a popular Lawk Naach from the Punjab specifically for women. It is derived from an ancient ring dance, which was performed by Punjabi women at social gatherings. Like its male counterpart Bhangra, Giddha is a bright, colourful and energetic dance which is usually performed to rhythmic clapping and Boliyan (traditional folk songs).

The Boliyan in Giddha can be quite comical as they provide an avenue for the younger ladies to vent some of their feeling and frustrations. Mimicry is also very popular in Giddha, one girl may play the aged bridegroom and another his young bride; or one may play a quarrelsome sister-in-law and another a humble bride, this dramatisation often provides a very comical spectacle.



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