I have been thinking about since quite sometime now. From this Friday we will do a feature here called Friday Faces…
Will try and post various faces of India I see like and encounter… may be a child on the street who smiles back at me… a singer who fascinates me, an artist who impressed me which her art, a street vendor who sold things to me with a biggest smile and happiness, sometimes a face that Ojas made that amused me, pretty looking sister or cute looking mom and so on….
So lets start with the intriguing faces of the dancers you saw moving gracefully yesterday so many emotions, so many colors…
Hey I have an idea what about creating this as a meme? Would u guys like it? I put my picture every week and Mr Linky and u guys link up your posts to it? Good idea? How many of you are game… Raise ur hands please
PS: I am off to Mumbai and Lavasa for the Lavasa Womens Drive tmrw and back on Monday night and will schedule the next three days post (hopefully)… see ya on the other side
So todays theme is
MOVEMENT (Shaking, Falling, Bouncing, Jumping, Curling, Sagging,…)
And what better to represent it than a Kalbeliya Dance
Some information on Kalbeliya from google
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. Their women whirl and sway in village fairs. The pace is fast, and combined with their colourful costumes and sinuous bodies the effect is heady.
Watching the Kalbeliya women dance is an experience which is a must have in life I think. The women have a rare balance of beauty, rustiness, grace, elegance, energy and sensuality when they are dancing
A sight to watch and cherish forever