The vibrancy of Rajasthan is never completely discovered until you engulf yourself in the music and dance of it. Patronized by erstwhile royalty, the music and dance of Rajasthan follows a legacy that dates back to several centuries. The rich folklore and culture has added some more sparkles to its glory making Rajasthani dance and music a treasured jewel in Indian culture. Enjoy a dance performance and we can say for sure that you can’t help yourself from shaking your body in the hypnotizing melody and beat.
One of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan, performed by the Kalbeliya snake charmers’ community, the Sapera dancers. They wear long, black skirts embroidered with silver ribbons. As they spin in a circle, their body sways acrobatically, so that it is impossible to believe that they are made of anything other than rubber. As the beat increases in tempo, the pace increases to such a pitch that it leaves the viewer as exhausted as the dancer.
Bhopa-bhopi is the age old traditional form of folk songs and dance of Rajasthan. The men and women of the desert sway to the tunes of old Rajasthani folk songs. It is hard not to be tempted to join.
One of the state’s most spectacular performances, it consists of veiled women dancers balancing up to seven or nine brass pitchers as they dance nimbly, pirouetting and then swaying with the soles of their feet perched on the top of a glass or on the edge of the sword. There is sense of cutting edge suspense and nail biting acts in the dance.
In Charee Dance, dancers choreograph deft patterns with their hands while balancing brass pots on their heads. The performance is made more picturesque with the flames from cottonseeds set alight, so that the bobbing heads create streaks of illuminating patterns as they move effortlessly around the floor.
Experience the vibrancy of the beats and finesse of the dancers. It is just a trip away !