Jawara – Folk Dance of MP

January 10, 2009

‘Jawara’ reflects the great joy and excitement of the people for a good harvest season. The dance is performed by both men and women. The women wear colourful costumes and jewellery, balancing pots skillfully full of
Jawara (grains) on their heads while dancing.

Bhangra

January 9, 2009

Bhangra is high energy folk dance from the state of Punjab.  Its a celebratory dance that has made its way around the world through immigrants from the state.

A Kathak dancer caught at the end of a chakar or Kathak spin.  This picture has a nice blurry effect to it.

You can see the elaborate costumes that are worn by girls while performing garba – a traditional Gujarati folk dance performed especially during the festival of Navratri.  Picture is from the Tribune India (Oct 19, 2004)

Beautiful silhouettes of various poses of Indian classical dancers against the sunset.

I love Indian dance, be it folk dancing or classical dance.  India has such a wide range of dance styles, movements and costumes.   This blog is a tribute to the wonderful and diverse world of Indian dance.