|Original title: Smile! You Are On! Original description: She was waiting for her turn to participate in 'Gidha' which is the folk dance from the state of Punjab, India, during the Youth Festival in Amritsar. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Giddha is essentially danced in a circle. All of the dancers clap their hands and sing small couplets called Boliyan. These Boliaan are emotional, humorous, and teasing, and cover various topics such as love and nature. Then, two of the dancers come to the centre and perform the dance. These Boliyan cover themes from nature to the excesses committed by the husband or mother-in-law or other relatives, and love among other things.
Mimicry is very popular in Giddha. Giddha incorporates village life scenes of women spinning cotton, fetching water from the well, etc. This is accompanied with appropriate Boli songs.