Saturday, January 14, 2017

recent paintings

In Gujarat and nearby Hindu communities, the Garbo significance is celebrated through performance arts on all nine days.The most visible is group dances from villages to towns called Garba accompanied by live orchestra, seasonal raga, or devotional songs. It is a folk dance, where people of different background and skills join and form concentric circles. The circles can grow or shrink, reaching sizes of 100s, sometimes 1000s of people, dancing and clapping in circular moves, in their traditional costumes, at the same time. The garba dance sometimes deploys dandiyas (sticks), coordinated movements and striking of sticks between the dancers, and teasing between the genders.Post dancing, the group and the audience socializes and feasts together.Regionally, the same thematic celebration of community songs, music and dances on Navaratri is called garbi or garabi