Amazing Dances From Around The World
The Huli Vesha of Karnataka
Translating to mean, Lion Mask in English, Huli Vesha is a traditional dance form native to the Tulu Nadu area in Karnataka. Performed during the famed festival of nine nights, Navratri, it is a dance form in appeasement of the Goddess Sharada whose preferred animal happens to be a tiger. The youthful faces of dancers are painted with the colours of tiger stripes, the makeup is only removed on the last day of Navratri. The act consists of traditional narratives, but is truly enthralling and entertaining to watch!