This course will allow you to better understand the Bagurumba folk dance of Assam. As the dance resembles the motion of the butterflies, the study emphasis more on dance movements. You will learn about how the Bodo mythology is favoured by a supreme deity called ‘Bathou’ represented by the Sizu Plant that belongs to the Euphorbia Genus.
As the dance is originated from nature thousands of years ago, the course has also been designed by exploring the nuances of the dance which is accompanied by musical instruments like Kham (a long drum, made of wood and goatskin or other animal’s skin), sifung (flute, made of bamboo), jota (made of iron/tama), serja (a bowed instrument, made of wood and animals skin), gongwna (made of bamboo) and tharkha (a piece of split bamboo). By the end of the course, students will possess the knowledge about the significance of Bagurumba dance and also understand the impact of dance among the Bodos and their culture.