Unique opportunity to see one of India's most colourful folk dances KALBELIA which is inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Unique opportunity to see one of India’s most colourful folk dances KALBELIA which is inscribed on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Kalbelia dance is a folk dance of Rajasthan state of India. It is also known by other names like ‘Sapera Dance’ or ‘Snake Charmer Dance’. This dance is generally performed by a Rajasthani tribe called ‘Kaleblia’. The popularity and uniqueness of this dance has been recognized internationally by its inclusion in the UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2010. In Kalbelia dance, men play various traditional instruments and females perform different dances.

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations has sponsoreod the tour of a ‘8-member’ Kalbelia group from Rajasthan to Sweden and Latvia who would display this unique colourful dance form and other traditional dances from the State of Rajasthan at the following venues:

Friday, August 19th - performance in Stockholm at the Skeppsbron Stage:
1530-1630 and from 1800-1900
http://kulturfestivalen.stockholm.se/program/details.php?AID =3054
Open Air, free performance

Sunday, August 21st - performance during Namaste Gothenburg at Baltespannarparken, Gothenburg as a part of Goteborgs Kulturkalas
1240-1340 hrs and from 1725 to 1800 hrs
Open Air, free performance

Tuesday, August 23rd- performance in Riga at Big Hall of Riga Latvian Socieity, Merkela iela 13, Riga
1915 -2000 hrs
Entry by invitation