RAJATHANI FOLK DANCES
Come on a Colorful Journey to Rajasthan
Course: 16.1. - 13.2. (5 times)
Time: Tue at 17:45 - 19:00
Teacher: Mari Moilanen
Place: Tanssisali Voisilmä, Myllymöentie 10, 2nd floor. Turku
Price: 65 € (or part of open level course fee)
Welcome to the world of Rajasthani folk dances, where every spin, step and gesture tells stories of tradition, culture and celebration. Rajasthan, a land of royal splendor and desert landscapes, boasts a diverse range of dance forms that reflect the vibrancy of this culturally rich region.In the course tlet's immerse ourselves in Rajasthani dance forms, each of which uniquely expresses the art and cultural heritage of the region.
Ghoomar: Smooth rotation
Ghoomar, the cornerstone of Rajasthani dance, is known for its graceful and its enchanting spins. Nahthey are adorned in their colorful traditional costumes and perform this dance on festive occasions, creating a visual and spectacular performance that reflects Rajasthani dignity and hospitality.
Kalbelia: Snake dance
The Kalbelia dance, which originates from the Kalbelia community, imitates the movements of a snake. Adorned with silver jewellery, the women perform this mesmerizing dance accompanied by drum beats and soul-stirring tunes, creating a mesmerizing rhythm to this unique dance form.
Chari: Chari of burning pots
Chari dance originated in the deserts of Rajasthan. Dancers balance chari pots on their heads, symbolizing the everyday life of Rajasthani women who carry water in earthen dams from distant wells. Rotating movementet and flames create a mesmerizing spectacle, at the same time symbolizing the resilience of the people of the desert.
Rajasthani folk dances offer a mesmerizing blend of tradition, rhythm and storytelling. Be it the swirls of Ghoomar or the mesmerizing movement of Kalbelia, each dance form embodies the spirit and vibrancy of Rajasthan's cultural heritage.
NEW STUDENTS OR THOSE INTERESTED IN DANCE CAN JOIN THE FIRST CLASSES FOR A ONE-TIME FEE OF 10 €.
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