Wedding Destination In UdaipurApril 20, 2019
Rajasthani folk dances are originated from different tribes and mainly used at the past time to entertain Kings. Folk songs of Rajasthan are commonly ballads which relate heroic deeds and love stories and religious or devotional songs known as bhajans and banis. The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer have gained international recognition
Ghoomar • Performed by girls of border areas of Rajasthan & Haryana at various festivals like Holi, Gangaur Puja and Teej
• The girls form semi-circles and start singing and clapping
• The dancers then form a circle and the tempo of the dance is accelerated
• The movements are made by holding body weight on one foot and moving forward
• As the tempo increases towards the end, the dancers whirl around in pairs
• Accompanying songs are full of satire and humour and refer to contemporary events
Kalbelia • Performed by the women of the nomadic Kalbelia community whose primary occupation is rearing snakes and trading in snake venom.
• On festive occasions, traditional songs are sung to the plaintive notes of the ‘been’; and the dancers dressed in their traditional black swirling skirts, perform this dance.
• The dance highlights the unparalleled virtuosity of the dancers often reminiscent of the graceful and supple movements of the snake.
• Kalbelia dance and songs are now in UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from the year 2010.
This folk dance is performed by the Kamada tribes who are traditional snake charmers.
• Besides this, it is also performed by the tribes of Mirasi, Bhand, Dholi, Bhat and Nat.
This traditional folk dance is one of the many dances- a form of the Bhil community of Rajasthan.
. which is performed with wooden sticks is a type of Gair dance.
• Chari dance describes the art of collecting water in a chari or pot by the Rajasthani women in their day to day life.
• It is also known as traditional fire dance of Rajasthan.
• Chari dance belongs to Gujjar community and only women perform in this dance.