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Mon, Sep 02



Introduction to Rajasthani Folk Dance

Come experience the folk dances of the desert! This workshop is accompanied by live music by folk artists of Rajasthan India.

Introduction to Rajasthani Folk Dance
Introduction to Rajasthani Folk Dance

Time & Location

Sep 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Portales, 401 S Avenue C, Portales, NM 88130, USA

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Introduction to Rajasthani Dance - 2 hrs

Kalbelia - Snake Charmers Dance  Kalbelia dance is a folk dance of Rajasthan, India. It is well known by other names like 'Sapera Dance' or 'Snake Charmer Dance'. The dancers show bending movements that look like a snake. Kalbelia dance is particularly performed by a tribe called 'Kalbelia'. Learn Kalbelia dance from Pooja Sapera in this class accompanied by live music by folk artists from Rajasthan, India

Chari Dance - “Fire Pot” Chari  Dance Class Chari Dance is performed at marriage celebrations, on the birth of a male child and at celebrations and festivals of goodness. During the Chari dance, colorfully dressed, bejeweled women hold earthenware or brass Chari pots on their heads. Often, the Chari are set on lit Diya (oil lamp) or fire with cotton seeds immersed in oil. Dancers carry a flaming pot on their head without touching it, while performing graceful movements of limbs and deep swirls of knees. To make the dance look more attractive lines of lighted patterns are created as the dancers move quietly around the floor. Rajasthan is a  desert where women walk for many miles to collect water for their families. They collect their daily water in Chari. The dance celebrates this lifelong ritual of collecting water. (Chari Pot 3 Piece Sets are available to order in advance for your workshop for $95. Please allow 4 weeks.)

Rajputi Ghoomar Ghoomar Dance Ghoomar Dance comes from the royal Rajput community of Rajasthan. It’s known for its coy facial gestures along with beautiful hand mudras and spins. This dance class is taught by Katrina Ji and accompanied by live music by folk musicians from Rajasthan.

Kalbelia Folk Dance

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