Pung Cholom

  • The Pung cholom is a Manipuri dance.
  • It is the soul of Manipuri Sankirtana music and Classical Manipuri dance.
  • This dance may be performed by men or women and is usually a prelude to the Ras Lila.
  • In this style, the dancers play the pung (a form of hand beaten drum) while they dance at the same time.
  • Dancers need to be graceful and acrobatic at the same time.
  • They use these acrobatic effects without breaking the rhythm or flow of music.
  • The dance is marked by a gentle rhythm, which gradually builds up to a thunderous climax.
  • Pung cholom borrows elements from the Manipuri martial arts Thang Ta and Sarit Sarak and also from the traditional Maibi Jagoi dance.

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