Following are the ENCG have own collected performance from different community and part of Kingdom of Nepal:
The meaning of Arati is a kind of special presented pray which shown by oil lamp before start the program that called “Arati” in Hinduism. Once upon a time of golden age, this dance is dedicated to “Nataraj”. According to the Hindu’s Philosophy [Shiva Puraaon], the meaning of Nataraj is period of dancing by Lord God “SHIVA”; [the internment period of Lord God SHIVA]. Therefore in Hindu’s Cultural Society, people want to present first Ariti with the dance of Natraj before start the program. In this dance light will be put off and dancer will come with candle light in their hand.
Once up on a time of Kathmandu was ruling by Malla dynasty long time ago. Malla dainsty want to keep there country in a very strong position always and they do confidence by them self to worship Goddess “Bajrayyogani” for to get the strong power and protected the peoples and the nation. The meaning of Bajra is Thunderbolt and Yogani means Yogi became BAJRAYOGANI [Strong yogani Goddess] So Buddhist Tantrick [the devoted of malla period] they were dance with a appearing of Bajrayogani to make happy her in an occasion of festival, gradually this became an ancient classical dance of Nepal, which is based on Tantric Buddhism. Still the Temple of Goddess Bajrayogini is situated about three K.M. from Kathmandu valley. Bajrayogaini is a Goddess of Power.
BAHIRAB KALI DANCE:
The meaning of Bhairab is appearing with very angry and aggressive of Lord Shiva and Kali means is papering with very angry and aggressive of Goddess Parvati [Devi] wife of Lord God Shiva. So this both became Bhairabkali. This is aclassical dance of Lord Shiva and goddess Pravati. This dance shows the destructive mood of goddess Kali and Lord Shiva [Bhairab] who saved the world and whole universe from destruction by lying down on the path of Kali.
Nepal is a very small country although here is much different diversity living in same community with peace. Meanwhile; one of popular community original from the District of southern part of Bhojpure [Terai] situated in the far eastern development region of Nepal called BHOJPURI have an own culture, language and tradition. So this dance performing by Bhojpure and very popular on southernmost parts of Nepal; similar with the Indian culture of northern part.
People from the Tharu community are living in the Terai of western part of Nepal. These people are mostly living out of civilize with there own tradition. So this dance is popular in Tharu’s community in the western region of Nepal during their festival. Chanchar cast from Tharu’s community, they performing Chanchar dance devoted of Lord God Krishna
Gurung and Magars are very popular for brave and fighters as well as Gorkha’s Soldiers worldwide. These peoples are entirely interested for internment frequently in there community. During there internment they do dance and singing also this dance is performed during the different festive occasion in the western parts of Nepal where boys and girls and dance in pairs.
Rai, Limbu also very popular for brave and fighters as well as Gorkha’s Soldiers worldwide and these peoples living in the Northern part of Eastern Nepal. Young boys and girls during the different festive of occasion of Rai, Limbu, mostly they perform Chyambrung dance, which is popular.
Newar Community is originally from Kathmandu valley and popular for business and agriculture from the beginning of history. There are one of lower cast called “CHANDALIKA” from Newar community live together, once upon a time, God Buddha always drink water which get from the lower cast of Chandalika, because God Buddha said, people are same whether higher or lower cast; there is no different except mail and female. For the propose of shown equal reason of human beings, Chandalika community’s people performing this dance & one of the famous semi classical dance of Nepal. This dance is also very popular among the lower cast of Newar community, which gives the glimpses of the Buddhist.
The Fisher Man community [called in Nepalese word “MAJHI”] is popular as well as a name of DHIMAL live in Terai Part of Eastern Nepal. There profession is fishing always. Specially in a rainy day, before going to fishing, these people would like to enjoy with a drink and dance also singing because of there happens although Dhimal communities celebration there special Festival “PARBWA” during the month of April, in this festival they do DHIMAL DANCE.
Jyapu community from the Newar community of Kathmandu and Jyapu are famous as well as hard worker for agriculture product. During the festival time either special function of them, Jyapu peoples are dancing with the music of Dhimey also this Jyapu communities are popular as well as dancer of Nepal. So Dhimey dance is typical dance belong to Jyapu community of Kathmandu valley, which is performed during the festival, and after they reap the good harvest.
Drum Solo is a type of challenge for music playing and interested. In Nepal there are innumerable types of drums of various size and shapes. Here an exponent on the drum plays 10 to 12 drums at a time in a typical manner.
This dance is named after the drum known as “Damphu”. This dance is performed by the people who reside in the Northern parts of the kingdom in the high mountainous region called Tamang. Tamang are very hard worker and live in the top of hilly area around the Kathmandu valley.
The meaning of Gairekhet is cultivated land situated in the deep place under the valley called Gairekhet which is more suitable land for product rice lots. In a season of planted rice, girls and boys are singing with folk songs in a function of celebration planting rice. In an ancient time, high class people or land lord they come to see this folk songs in the filed, so this is a very popular for the name of Jhyaure dance of Nepall with a beautiful Nepalese folk song called “Gairekhet”. In past this dance was performed inside the Royal Palace for the Royal Family too.
This is a very popular dance of Tharu community from southern part of Nepal. Holy is one of the great festivals for this community, which is observed in February to March, in this festival, everybody becomes gay singing and dancing around with throwing color, water and power upon each other.
This dance is very popular in the Terai region of Nepal. This dance is performed in a large group of Jhangar communities. Especially in a day of full moon of August, these peoples are singing and dancing for the celebration of completed the work in the filed organize in full moon day.
JHANKARI DANCE [WITCH DOCTOR]:
Jhankari means the doctor of witch. During the bygone days when there were no medical facilities in the country, the sick people used to be taken to the Witch Doctor to get cured. Even nowadays in the remote village of Nepal this practices is still prevailing. One can see in this dance how witch doctor cures a patient.
The people from Terai region of Nepal perform this dance and mainly the Tharu community takes pleasure in this dance. Tharus are regarded as hard working people but at the same time they enjoy this dance, which are performed during the festival and other occasion.
Based on love theme, it is very popular amongst the young boys and girls in the western hilly part of Nepal. Jhyaure songs and dances are the media of entertainment in the hilly regions of Nepal. This dance is very free and not restricted to any time but even during the rice-plating season it may be seen. The girls will sing the Jhyaure song and boys reply in the same manner. It is very joyful song and is a ritualized love theme.
This is very attractive group dance. This dance belongs to the Magar and Gurung community of Western parts of Nepal.
This dance gives glimpses of Western Nepal of Magar and Gurung community. In this dance a couple view each other with their Talents, and it is a practice that if the boy wins he can take girl as his wife.
Kumar is a living Goddess selected from the Newar community and keep in the old palace [Hanuman Dhoka] of Kathmandu. In an occasion of Indra Jatra festival [August-September] the Chariot of Living Goddness “KUMARI” is taken out in procession through the main street of Kathmandu. The festival is specially noted for the echoes of drums and dancing feet of the masked dancers almost every evening for eight days.
Khukuri [Knife] is the famous weapon, which the Gorkhalese [Gorkha’s Soldiers] have become very famous in every battlefield. In this dance the dancer shows how it is used in killing the enemies. Gorkhas Soldiers are great popular for wins Victoria Cross medal in II world war by the using of Khukuri.
Once up on a time, it was lots of children killed by the type of Devil. So Astrologist [Jhankri] had found the solution to control Devil for protected public’s children. Finally, they find out the right solution, that is, called LAKHE [same like Devil] order to Lakhe to killed Devil immediately. After those children all are safe. From that onwards originally people from Kathmandu [Newar communities] celebration this Lakhe festival with a dance program in every year of July-August at the festival of Indra Jatra. This is a traditional mask dance of Kathmandu valley, which is performed during the festival of Indra Jatra. Indra means the king of Haven and the Jatra means the special function. Because of to get the success from the Devil, this dance organize in a period of Indra Jatra.
Once the Kathmandu valley was laying with a big lake. The God Manjushree from Tibet, made drain to open up the southern side of the valley so that the water could flow out and the land become habitable. This dance depicts this legend and the Buddhist Priest generally performs this dance.
Maruni is a female dance. Here a maruni tries to compete with two boys in the art of Maruni dance. Boys converted to girls with the wearing of female custom called Maruni.
Peacock is considered a holy bird of our country. It is suppose to be the dancer of Indra’s [king of heaven] palace. This bird gets thrilled when the could starts gathering, with the sound of thunder it starts dancing. In this dance the artist try to copy the same in his own manner
We used puppets of many different Hindu’s God and Goddess, Many different peoples from different communities and so on. For this performance, it is necessary to arrange one medium size table to keep this puppet on it, along with the wooden Box. Then our puppet specialist will start to show the dance of puppet by his hand to make a enjoy for the audience
This dance is performed in a Rodighar. Rodighar is a short of clubhouse, where young boys and girls of Gurung community gather in the evening and have fun. During their dance and singing, if they like between girls and boys each other, they could marriage too. This was very popular of mid-western Nepal. Gradually this is eradicated.
This dance is performed by Sherpa communities in the Northern border area of Tibet [China]. Sr. Adman Hillary from NewZerland and Mr. Tanzing Norbe Sherpa from Nepal were first successful mountaineer of top of the world mountain Everest. When they did returned after the success of expedition, for their welcoming, Sherpa communities performed this dance. So as well as Sherpa are very skilled in the mountaineering. They are very sturdy hard working people as well as they enjoy dancing and Mary making a log.
The meaning of Sorathee is the number of sixteen beautiful queens. Long time ago, it was small – small state it is in the Himalayas. One of King “JYAISHANGE” from east country and once of queen “Hyamaiti” from west; among from the one state were took sixteen another queens for dancing and enjoying including the Hyamaiti queen. This dance is mostly performed in a large group. This is a very popular folk dance of Gurung as well as Magar community of Nepal. Because the king was from this communities.
TAMANG SHELO DANCE:
Tamang community performs this dance in the hilly areas. They are like Sherpas and are quite brave. By tradition they are also good fighters and hard worker specially was popular for woodcutter. This dance itself shown the fiats and fun these people rejoice in.
This dance is performed in the marriage ceremony. In this dance you will see how the young boys and girls enjoy during the marriage ceremony with a music of Tyamko [like a Drum] in the remote area of Nepal.
This dance is popular in the Dang district western parts of Nepal. This dance starts at a slow note and the tempo gets faster and faster towards carrion girls by boy and end.
All knows the fact that Nepal is a land of Yak and Yak is a popular mountain cattle. In this dance a Yak boy and Yak is shown. Yak is a very lovable animal; people drink its milk, get lots of cheese and also make use of it as carrier goods. This is the only animal, which can carry loads in high altitudes. They are very shelled in mountaineering.
Yeti means Snow man [Man of Himalayas]. According to the analysis history of snowman, nobody can see the particular snowman although specialist finds some of yeti’s foot signal in the Himalayas and as the signal of Yeti’s foots, we believe our expectation snowman, which we will appear front of you.