Although Dusserah is the event of Sambalpuri folks dance Dalkhai, it’s the preferred people-dance of Orissa, its efficiency is quite common on all different festivals resembling Phagun Puni, Bhaijiuntia, Nuakhai, and many others. That is principally danced by younger girls of Kuda, Mirdha, Binjhal, Sama and another tribes of Sambalpur, Sundargarh, Balangir, Bargarh, Nuapada and Kalahandi districts. Throughout this dance males be part of them as drummers and musicians. The dance is accompanied by a wealthy orchestra of people music performed by various devices often known as Dhol, Nisan, Tamki, Tasa and Mahuri.
Firstly of the efficiency, the (drummer) Dhulia beats the (drums) Dhol and younger ladies stand in line and sing songs, that are known as Dalkhai songs. The ladies sing for some time after which begin dancing by bending ahead to half sitting place. Totally different actions of their arms, legs, knees, hips are given main significance. In the course of the dance the ladies place a bit of Sonepuri Ganga Jamuna Gamuchha (material), of purple or pink color, on their shoulders. Whereas dancing they transfer their palms ahead and backward alternately. The dancers regulate their steps based on the sound of the dhol, i.e., typically sluggish and typically quick.
[blockquote]There are totally different types of Dalkhai dance, like Golei Dalkhai (Circle-Dalkhai), Dhadi dalkhai (row dalkhai), Baithaki Dalkhai (Dalkhai in half sitting place) and Jodi Dalkhai (Duet Dalkhai) . The Dalkhai dance might both be the skilled kind or the spontaneous sort. Skilled Dalkhai dancers have had city affect however the spontaneous Dalkhai dancers protect the true spirit of this artwork kind.[/blockquote]
The songs of the skilled Dalkhai primarily take care of Shringara Rasa, or songs of affection, like:
My youth blossoms like flower
I request my brother
And sister-in-legislation to
Fetch me a groom.