Definition of devil dance in English:

devil dance

noun

  • A dance performed as part of Buddhist ritual in Sri Lanka and Tibet, for the invocation, propitiation, or exorcism of spirits.

    • ‘This dance, also known as the 'devil dance', is performed in the courtyards of the monasteries before a large gathering of spectators on some festival or a cheerful occasion.’
    • ‘Belief in sorcerers, spirits, demons, and the need for exorcisms as undertaken in the ‘devil dances’ are a part of everyday Bhutanese religious practices.’