DAILY PHOTO: Dharohar Folk Dance Show

Flaming pot dancer

Sword dancer

Puppeteer

Pot dancer laden with six pots dances on broken glass; Taken November 25, 2018

DAILY PHOTO: Bharatanatyam Dancer

Taken in March of 2015 at Bangalore’s Freedom Park

DAILY PHOTO: Kandy Dance

Taken on May 23, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka

Taken on May 23, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka

These are some shots that I took at the Kandy Cultural Centre. They do daily performances of indigenous dance and performance art.

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DAILY PHOTO: A Story in Expressions

Taken on March 14, 2015 at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Bangalore

Taken on March 14, 2015 at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Bangalore

There aren’t many activities in which one can capture an entire story in a single still photo as well as one can with Indian dance. There’s so much expressiveness in the form. There’s an entire art to the eyes, let alone fine control of the rest of the body.

LSNED: The Many Faces of Gypsy Dance

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FYI: LSNED = Learn Something New EveryDay

My wife, some friends, and I went to a dance performance at the KalaRasa Art House in Jayanagar last night. The dance was performed by a duo (made trio for the evening) called The SaraLuna Project, who demonstrated three dance forms with Gypsy roots: Kalbeliya Dance of Rajasthan, Egypt’s Belly Dance, and the Spanish Flamenco. I had no idea that these dance forms were connected (hence the Learn-Something-New-EveryDay [LSNED] segment,) and that they are but three styles along the long trail of Gypsy migration–though I have seen other Gypsy dance forms in Hungary.

This promises to be the first installment of a series that will cover other dance forms in this long and rich cultural heritage. The dance was sensational and it was a learning experience (complete with slides and graphics) as well as an entertaining evening. So if you’re in Bangalore and enjoy dance you should follow The SaraLuna Project.

 

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DAILY PHOTO: This is Kalaripayattu


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IMG_2557The Kalari Gurukulam put on a demonstration in Chikkagubbi yesterday. Here are a few photos from the event.