- Teratali performers
- Mangi Bai performing Teratali
(c) Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
A traditional ritualistic performance of Rajasthan, a state in the western part of India. An ancient form having considerable visual appeal and rhythmic variation.
All over the state of Rajasthan, India.
It is performed by group of women led by senior experienced leader. The performers sit on the ground in unique squatting position stretching one leg, on which numerous small brass cymbals are tied. They are attired in brightly coloured traditional costumes with their faces veiled. Music is normally provided by the male singers and accompanists along with which, the dancers strike rhythmically the small cymbals tied at the leg with two hand held cymbals tied at the end of a rope. The tempo of music is normally fast and the dancers beat out interesting rhythmic patterns. The accompanying songs often relate to the Lord Krishna episodes.
Simple movements are subtly transformed into pure aesthetic movements which grows in complexity displaying high degree of rhythmic skill, balance and agility, with its progression.
1987 Traditions of Indian Folk Dance.
New Delhi: Clarion Books associated with Hind Pocket Books (first ed.1976).
Audio recording on tape/cassettes are available at the archives, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
Video recording available on tape at the archives, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
1. Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
2. West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, India
Mr. Jayant Kastuar
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Address: Rabindra Bhawan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001, India