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Rajasthan Folk Dance Music

The desert region of Rajasthan is famous for the color and vibrancy of its folk forms. Each region in Rajasthan has its own form of folk dance. Tribal areas have maintained these folk dances which are often performed for ceremonial / special occasions. Colors of Thar Desert comes alive when its dancers take the center stage. The dancers, the dances and costumes had even enriched Thar the dignity of being the most colorful desert in the world. Each region flavoring its own form of dance styles and performers to the state. There are dances that follow a lineage of age old traditions, adhere to religious significance, display their daring attitude as well as complimenting various fairs and festivals. The desert region of Rajasthan is famous for the color and vibrancy of its folk forms. Each region in Rajasthan has its own form of folk dance. Tribal areas have maintained these folk dances which are often performed for ceremonial / special occasions. Colors of Thar Desert comes alive when its dancers take the center stage. The dancers, the dances and costumes had even enriched Thar the dignity of being the most colorful desert in the world. Each region flavoring its own form of dance styles and performers to the state. There are dances that follow a lineage of age old traditions, adhere to religious significance, display their daring attitude as well as complimenting various fairs and festivals.
Kalbeliya Dance Of RajasthanKalbeliya Dance
One of the most sensuous dance forms of Rajasthan, performed by the Kalbeliya snake charmers’ community, the sapera dancers 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.
 
Kachi Ghodi Dance of RajasthanKachi Ghodi
This is a dance performed on dummy horses. Men in elaborate costumes ride the equally well decorated dummy horses. Holding naked swords, these dancers move rhythmically to the beating of drums and fifes. A singer narrates the exploits of the Bavaria bandits of Shekhawati.
 
Gair Dance of RajasthanGair
This is one of the many dance-forms of the Bhil tribal's. Performed during Holi festival, this is among a few performances where both men and women dance together.
 
Ghoomar Dance of rajasthanGhoomar
Derived from the word GHOOMNA, pirouette. This is basically a community dance for women and performed on. auspicious occasions, this is a very simple dance where the ladies move gently, gracefully circles.
 
Chari Dance of RajasthanChari Dance
Gathering water is part of everyday life of women of Rajasthan. The women go many miles to collect water for their families and their joy is reflected through the Chari 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.
 
Bhavi Dance of RajasthanBhavi Dance
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.
 
Terha Thali Dance of RajasthanTerha Tali
The Kamad community of Pokhran and Deedwana perform this dance in honor of theft deity, Baba Ramdeo. A rather unusual performance where the men play a four-stringed instrument called a chau-tara and the women sit with dozens of manjeeras, or cymbals, tied on all over their bodies and strike them with the ones they hold in their hands. Sometimes, the women also hold a sword between their teeth or place pots with lighted lamps on their heads.