Rajasthani Folk Dance

Rajasthan Event Management provides Rajasthani Folk Dance, Traditional Folk Dance Artist, Kalbelia, Ghoomar, Mayur Nritya, Brij Vandana, Bhangra. Rajasthan has many forms of folk dances which are eye-catching, skill full and somewhat enjoyable by any age group. The dances of Rajasthan are so inviting and engaging that they are bound to induce you to tap a foot or two along with the dancers . Rajasthani folk dances are popular all around the world. Some of the Rajasthan’s traditional dance forms are very much different as only expert person can do it. The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer have gained international appreciation. Folk music is a essential part of Rajasthani culture. Kathputli, Bhopa, Chang, Teratali, Ghindr, Kachchhighori, Tejaji, etc. are the examples of the traditional Rajasthani culture. Some of the folk dances of Rajasthan are illustrated herein.

Kalbelia Dance

:- Kalbelia dance is a folk dance of Rajasthan state of India. It is well known by other names like ‘Sapera Dance’ or ‘Snake Charmer Dance’. Kalbelia dance is particularly performed by a Rajasthani tribe called ‘Kalbelia’. The popularity of this dance is so much world wide that Rajasthan’s Kalbelia dance and songs are now in UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity from the year 2010. In Kalbelia dance, males play various traditional instruments and females perform dance. Kalbelia dance is one of the most sensuous dance among all Rajasthani danc Vrindavan Is Existed In The Centre Of That Great Land Which Inspire Many Great Saints And Philosophers And Has Also Kalidah The Place Where He Enslaved The King Of Poisonous Snake (Naga) In The Midst Of Kalindi (Yamuna River) Besides Making Each One Of The Thousands Of Gopikas To Think Themselves As Radha.

Bhavai Dance :- Bhavai is one of the traditional folk dances of Rajasthan. This is a very difficult form of dance and can only be performed by skilled artists. This dance basically involves women dancers balancing 8 to 9 pitchers on their heads and dancing simultaneously. This nail biting , suspenseful dance, the well skilled dancers balance a number of earthen pots or brass picthers and then sway with the soles of their feet perched on the top of a glass and also sometime on the edge of a naked sword or on the rim os a brass thali (plate) during the performance.
This artistic form of dance is belived to be originated in the neigbouringing state Gujrat and was soon picked up and adapted by the local tribal men and women and gave it a distinctive Rajasthani essence. This traditional folk dance, performed by the womens of the Jat, Bhil, Raigar, Meena, Kumhar, and Kalbelia communities of Rajasthan evolved from the extraordinary quality and capacity of the these communities to carry a number of pots of water on head over a long distance in the desert.

Terah Taali
Terah Taali is one of the folk dances of the princely state, Rajasthan. This folk dance is performed by the Kamada tribes who are traditional snake charmers. Besides this it is also performed by the tribes of Mirasi, Bhand, Dholi, Bhat and Nat. It is also practiced by Pokhran and Deedwana, to honour their folk hero, Baba Ramdeo, it consists of women sitting on the floor

Ghoomar Dance
Ghoomar is a traditional as well as an enthusiastic folk dance of Rajasthan. Ghoomar or Ghumar was basically developed by the Bhil tribe and was adopted by other Rajasthani communities. The Ghoomar dance is a particularly a women’s dance and performed by the women for exclusively ladies gatherings. Ghoomar dance is perform by groups of women moving in circular fashion and in swirling robes accompanied by men and women singing together. This spectacular folk dance derived its name from ‘ghoomna’. Fascination starts when colors of the flowing ‘ghaghara’, the long skirt of the Rajasthani women flows during pirouetting. There is an amazing grace as the skirt flair slowly while the women twirl in circles, their faces covered with the help of the veil. This splendid view feels body with enthusiasm and more when one join the dance.
.Ghoomar Dance Celebrations-
Ghoomar dance is perform on the occasion of festive days and considered as one of the traditional rituals on the occasion of marriage, a bride is expected to dance Ghoomar after being welcomed at her husband`s home.

Brij Vandana:– Worshiping Of Brij Bhoomi, Krishna And Radha Through Musical Songs In Brij Bhasha (Spoken In Brij).

Mayur Nritya:-When Radha Ji Wants To See Dance Of Peacock, To Fulfil Her Desire, Lord Krishna Portrays Himself As Peacock And Performs Dance Like Mayur.

Chakra Nritya:- Chakra Nritya Is A Representation Of Lord Vishnu’s Chakra (Sudarshana Chakra) Where A Heavy Brass Plate Is Revolved Only On Index Finger And Thrown 15-20 Feet Above In The Air And Rebalanced Similar To Its Previous State And Same Action Is Repeated Many A Times.

Charkula Nritya:- It Is A Folk Tale Of Uttar Pradesh In India Of Times When Radha (Paramour Of Shri Krishna) Was Born About Five Thousand Years Back In The Village Of Barsana. The People Of That Place Put Many Lamps On The Flat Wheel Of Chariot. Then They Danced With The Chariot Wheel On Their Head. Even Today The Farmers Of The Area Enjoy Similar Tradition Just Before The Harvesting Season. Please Note The Wheel Is Called Charkula In The Local Dialect And It Usually Weighs About 40 Kgs, Hence The Name Of Charkula Dance.

Rasleela/Bhajan Rasiya:-Raslila Is A Famous Art Form Originating In Braj In Uttar Pradesh In North India. This Folk Art Has Elements Of Classical Music, Dace And Drama. Raslila Is Associated With Radha And Krishna And Their Divine Love. It Is A Joyous Circular Dance Of Sri Krishna And His Playmates. Today We Have Villagers In India Taking Part In Raslila And Depicting Various Stories Of Radha And Krishna Through Dance, Music And Drama.
It Also Portrays Krishna’s Association With The Milkmaids Or Gopis Of The Village. It Shows How Krishna Casts A Spell On The Gopis Who Wanted Him To Be Their Dance Partner. Raslila Has A Basic Script Which Has To Be Followed, But It Has Enough Scope For Improvisation As Well. Though The Emphasis Of Raslila Is On ‘Darshan’ Or The Visual Appeal, It Is Important To Capture The ‘Bhava’ Or The Sentiment. This Is Done Through Music, Dance And Drama Enacted By The Actors.

Dandiya Ras:- “Dandiya Raas”, Which Is Performed During Navratri. In Fact, It Holds A Significant Place In Navratri Celebrations. It Is Known For Setting The Festive Mood. Dandiya Raas Is The Featured And Most Popular Dance Of Navratri Evenings In Gujarat. The Dance Form Is Not Just Restricted To Gujarat. It Is Performed In Many Other States, During The Festive Season Of Navratri. Dandiya Raas Is Performed In The Honor Of Goddess Durga.

Phoolon Ki Holi:– Krishna And Radha Play Holi With Flower Petals. Several Qunitals Of Flower Petals Are Used In This Leela.

Kathputli Show :-Rajasthan Kathputli dance is world famous and well known as Puppetry dance. It is the old tradition of stories from mythology and legends are told through puppets in Rajasthan. String puppetry is very much famous in Rajasthan.

As the name resembles, Chakri, means ‘Chakkar’ (Circle) rotation in hindi lang. Chakri is one of the most popular folk dance of Kanjar tribe. Kanjar tribe inhabited in some parts of Kota and Baran district of Rajasthan.Chakri Dance is performed in almost all the marriages and festival in the Haroti region of Rajasthan. Chakri dance is performed exclusively by the womenfolk of Kanjar tribe and it is also their main source of livelihood.

Fire Dance
Fire dance is a unique dance famous in the desert region of Rajasthan. This folk dance describes the lifestyle of Jasnathis of Bikaner and Churu districts of Rajasthan India. This is a very difficult dance to perform and is carried out by the Banjara community. This enchanting folk dance is believe to be the dance of tantric powers of the Jasnathis. This dance is the outstanding example of the lifestyle of the Banjara community and is performed on a large ground, spread with live wood and charcoal. Here the Jasnathi men and boys jump on to the fire with the accompaniment of drum beats. The dance involves breathtaking fire stunts wherein the dancers perform by holding fire rods in their hands and filling up their mouths with kerosene. The fire rods are also moved on their heads and legs by the dancers. The dancers perform their actions as if they are blessed with a divine protection. The performance on a large bed of flaming coals is considered as a specialty of this region.
Fire Dance Celebration
The fire dance is performed in the desert region of Rajasthan on the festive occasions like Holi, Janmashtami etc. This unique dance performance attracts viewers from all over.