65 Years of Indo-German Relationship Ein Abend in Rajasthan ( India - Beauty and Diversity)
150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi
On the occasion 65 Years of the Indo-German Relationship and German Unity Day, DIG Bonn and IAB have come together to pre-sent a team of 8 Dancers/Musicians “Khatu Sapera”
from Rajasthan. This group was specially selected by ICCR (Indian Council of Cultural Relations). On behalf of the Indo-German Society (DIG Bonn) and the Indian As-sociation Bonn(IAB),
we would like to invite the members of all the In-dian Associations, friends and well-wishers to join us for an evening of dance and music.
65 Years of the Indo-German Relationship and German Unity Day
In Brückenforum (Bonn) on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 at 16:00 hrs.
Khatu Sapera The Indian state of Rajasthan is home to a variety of dance and music styles that have their origins and cultural diversity in the centuries-old traditions of the Rajput-Kings.
The splendour of colours of the royal palaces combined with the simplicity and bleakness of the Thar desert, give the dances and music of the region a unique charm and rhythm.
The dancer Khatu Sapera comes from a family of snake charmers and dancers belonging to the Kalbeliya-Jogi community who live and work in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Since early child-hood,
she learned the Kalbeliya dance form and has developed and refined it over the years. The Kalbeliya-Jogi community has played an important role in cultivating different forms of traditional
folk music and dance from Rajasthan over decades. In the dancer’s words: “In order to nurture and continue the traditional dances of my commu-nity, I have trained many members of my
family and the community, as well as many foreign students. In addition, I have founded a dance and music ensemble to introduce our dance and music traditions throughout India and abroad.
I have been invited to numerous performances and festivals all over the world, to perform and teach our dances. Numerous governments and cultural institutions have bestowed honours
and awards for my work”.
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