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Folk dances of Rajasthan are enough to raise brows. They are full of dare and adventure. Incredible India and Rajasthan tour drives the tourists to an extremely fascinating experience. Dancing with the progressing beats in colourful traditional dresses and showing daring acts as juggling with the naked swords and fire are enough to make the onlooker dumbstruck. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Famous Rajasthani Folk Dances (1)

Famous Folk Dances of Rajasthan
  • Folk dances of Rajasthan are peculiar. Ghoomar,
    Kalbelia, Bhavai, Terah Taali, Gair, Fire Dance,
    Drum Dance and Kacchi Ghodi symbolize the
    richness of art and Indian culture.

  • Occasion On Saraswati Pooja
  • Performer Bhil
  • Features of performance
  • Veiled females
  • Pirouetting
  • Slow to fast swirling long skirts
  • Twirling
  • Body inclines with the beating of drums

  • Occasion Holi
  • Performer Kalbelia
  • Features of performance
  • Females in black lehenga-choli
  • Melodious tunes of pungi, been, dafli, dholak and
  • Twirls go on faster on music and beats

  • Occasion Navaratri festival
  • Performer Jat, Bhil, Raigar, Meena,
    KumharFeatures of performance
  • Balancing of five to 11 pitchers or earthen pots
  • Pirouetting
  • Swaying
  • Perching feet on the rim of glass/plate/thali

Terah Taali
  • Occasion Festivals
  • Performer Kamada Tribe
  • Features of performance
  • 13 manjeeras and metal discs tied on hands, knee
    and toes
  • Rhythm created by beating manjeeras
  • Pot balancing on head
  • Holding naked swords in mouth
  • Background singing and playing music

  • Occasion Holi and Janamashtami
  • Performer Bhil Features of performance
  • Males and Females holding wooden sticks
  • Group-dance in two circles
  • Encompassing while beating sticks
  • Clockwise and anti-clockwise sticking on beats

Drum Dance
  • Occasion Marriages and festivals
  • Performer People of Jhalore region
  • Features of performance
  • Male performers
  • 3 dancers juggling and twirling sticks
  • 1 holds a naked sword in mouth
  • 5 drummers beating drums
  • 1 cymbal player

Fire Dance
  • Occasion Festivals
  • Performer Banjara communityFeatures of
  • Male dancers juggling with fire
  • Breath-holding fire stunts
  • Spitting kerosene on fire for fire-effects
  • Swirling fire rods
  • Walking on the bed of burning charcoals

Kacchi Ghodi
  • Occasion Marriages
  • Community People of Shekhawati District
  • Features of performance
  • Men in kurtas and turban
  • Dummy horse structured in bamboo frame
  • Chinking ghungroos that are tied around elbows
  • Quickly running to-and-fro
  • Rhythm of flute
  • Beating of drums
  • Mock fighting while narrating tale of Bhanwariya

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