Jhumar Dance in Odisha
Jhumar Dance type named after accompanying Jhumar songs, is famous among the Mahanta and Munda communities of the Sundergarh district of Odisha.
Among the Mahantas, the dance is performed by the men only. Among the Mundas, the singers who accompany the dancers sing songs and the dancers sing songs and dancers follow them in chorus to the accompaniment of Mandal. The Mundas are especially experts in this dance particularly in intricate foot steps, movement of hip and wrists and movement of body.