Electric Nomad Dance is pleased to present a one of a kind experience here in Richmond! Join us for an afternoon of dance and live music with the Rajasthani Caravan, now on tour here in the States!
Read more here: http://rajasthanicaravan.com
Register for class here: http://www.electricnomad.net/signup
See the Rajasthani Caravan perform Sunday: https://www.facebook.com/events/1699453617028935/
CHARI DANCE: 1-2pm fee: $25
During the Chari dance, colorfully dressed, bejeweled women hold earthenware or brass Chari pots on their heads. Often, the Chari are set on lit Diya (oil lamp) or fire with cotton seeds immersed in oil. Dancers carry a flaming pot on their head without touching it, while performing graceful movements of limbs and deep swirls of knees.
TERA TALI: 2:15-3:15pm: fee: $25
Learn Tera Tali Dance. The seated devotional dance done with Manjera’s (swinging cymbals that are also clapped). Plus, Live Music by Ustad Arba Music Group!
KALBELIA & GHOOMAR with Translation 3:30-4:30pm: fee: $25
Kalbelia Dance is fun, lively, folkloric, improvisational and non-technical. It is characterized by rhythmic stomps, hip movements and kicks, ever-changing hand movements, spinning, and dancing with partners. It is a dance for fun and celebration. Many people have seen this dance in the beginning scene of the film Latcho Drom (the young woman, Suva Devi, doing barrel turns under the tree). Ghoomar (Rounding) is a group dance done in a circle often performed at wedding celebrations. Learn the actual translation along with the dance by Imamddin. Plus, Live Music by Ustad Arba Music Group!
All of these offerings are open to all levels, no experience necessary!
Individual classes are $25 each, or join us for the afternoon for a discounted rate of $65.
Students are invited to join us for a potluck meal together after the classes have finished. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share! Details to follow.
Rajasthani Caravan aims to promote, preserve, and share Rajasthani culture. Performances will include various elements of the Rajasthani arts: colorful costumes, spinning dance of the snake-charmer, devotional singing, unusual instruments, story-telling, and ancient love songs.
Katrina Ji, Dancer & Tour Organizer performs Rajasthani Folk Dances along with UNESCO artists, Ustad Arba Music Group and Junaid Younus (Famous COKE STUDIO and Playback Singer from Pakistan) will play Rajasthani Folk, Sufi and Hindu Music, a unique fusion of India & Pakistan.
Junaid’s love for Rajasthani culture can be seen through his performance of the Rajasthani Folk Song, Khari Neem on Coke Studios Show “Sound of the Nation” TV Program. Thari is a variant of Marwari dialect of Rajasthani languaRajasthani Caravan aims to promote, preserve, and share Rajasthani culture. Performances will include various elements of the Rajasthani arts: colorful costumes, spinning dance of the snake-charmer, devotional singing, unusual instruments, story-telling, and ancient love songs.