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Kalbelia Dance

Kalbelia is a vigorous dance form, performed by women of the Kalbelia community, in Rajasthan. The dancers embellish themselves in traditional black skirts with silver embroidery. They dance to the folk songs, reminding the graceful movements of the snake. They sway sensually to a loud chant, which increases in tempo and vigour with the increase of the beat. Their dance movement resembles that of the snakes.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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