Fire Dance !

Gypsy folk dance, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan Jan 2012

Even though it has become quite a touristy thing, listening to the folk music and captivating dances by these skilled artisan, around a bonfire on a chilly night in the desert, is quite an exhilarating experience.

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9 thoughts on “Fire Dance !

    • it was thrilling..in one of the dance moves, they picked up ear-rings from the floor using just their eyelids – no trickery, just skill.

      talking of traditions: an interesting fact about this dance tribe is that they never teach the folk arts to their children. They gain expertise in singing and dancing by watching the elders doing it !!

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    • Thanks Alicia. Indeed fortunate to have witnessed it. this photograph conveys a tiny fraction of the dynamism involved here – audio as well as visual as in the dance movement as well the matching music being played by the people backstage

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