Bhavai Dance is one of the traditional folk dances of Rajasthan, Cultural Dance, Bhavai Dance Artist Booking India for a wedding event, corporate event, etc.
Bhavai is a genre of folk dance popular in Rajasthan state in western India. The male or female performers balance a number of earthen pots or brass pitchers as they dance nimbly, pirouetting. And then swaying with the soles of their feet perched on the top of a glass, on the edge of the sword or on the rim of a brass thali (plate) during the performance. The accompaniment to the dance provided by the male performers singing melodious songs and playing a number of musical instruments, which include pakhawaj, dholak, jhanjhar, sarangi, and harmonium.
Traditionally, this genre of dance performs by the female performers belonging to the Jat, Bhil, Raigar, Meena, Kumhar, and Kalbelia communities of Rajasthan. It is assumed that this genre of dance was evolved from the exceptional balancing skills of the females of these communities developed to carry a number of pots of water on head over a long distance in the desert.
Kalbeliya is a nomadic community who sometimes introduces themselves as Naath, Jogi, Sapere, and Sadhu. Their family business is to catch snakes. This comes in handy as they showcase a number of tricks using these snakes. While giving spectacular shows in nearby villages and qasbas and at their Jajmaan’s place and thus earn a livelihood for themselves. As time changed they have made permanent lodgings outside the cities.
The women of this community are expert in singing and dancing. In olden times the women use to sing and dance only on special occasions such as weddings, festivals, etc. in their very own distinct style. As times changed these women started performing stage shows around the whole world. And with it changed their dancing style as well as their attire. Their swaying dresses, made up of colorful beads give a distinct identity to the women of Kalbeliya community. What makes this attractive dress more interesting is that it is made by the Kalbeliya women themselves. A very interesting fact about them is that they never teach the folk arts to their children. They gain expertise in singing and dancing by watching the elders doing it at home.
Kachhi Ghodi performs for the entertainment of bridegroom’s party. Dancers adorn the elaborate costumes giving the effect as if riding on a dummy horse. Shekhawati region is the originating area of this dance form.
Folk dances are dances developed by groups of people that reflect the traditional life of the people of a certain country or region. Not all ethnic dances are folk dances; for example, ritual dances or dances of ritual origin are not considered to be folk dances.
Ritual dances are usually called “Religious dances” because of their purpose. The terms “ethnic” and “traditional” are used when it is required to emphasize the cultural roots of the dance. In this sense, nearly all folk dances are ethnic ones.
If some dances, such as polka, cross ethnic boundaries and even cross the boundary between “folk” and “ballroom dance”, ethnic differences are often considerable enough to mention, e.g., Czech polka vs. German polka.
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