BRAVE FESTIVAL

Event

BRAVE FESTIVAL

Artist

Harikesh Singh

Venue

WROCLAW, POLAND

Date & Time

02-Jul-2012

About BRAVE FESTIVAL

Harikesh Singh and group performed at Brave Festival on 2nd July 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland.The Sahariya Tribe is the last primitive tribe of Rajasthan. As a part of their rich culture, this community performs Swang Nritya, literally meaning drama and dance. Swang is a vibrant and full of live theatrical performance and it is being practiced by vivacious ‘Sahariya’ group from Shahbad village in Rajasthan, headed by Harikesh Singh. Dramas are depicting stories of Hindu gods like Rama, Shiva, Tejaji and sung along with folk songs like Fag, Rasia, and Langhuria with folk instruments like Harmonium, Nagri, Dholki, Majhira and Ginghra. Dance is performed traditionally during ‘festival of colors’ (Holi) by a group of eight to twelve men and it involves theatrics, mimicry, dialogue, and imitation of different animals and characters. During their performance, the artists engage the audience with comic moments, teasers or questions. Sahariyas often use colorful body paints and face masks to depict different themes that are inspired by religion, mythology, and folklore. Brave Festival is an exceptional venture dedicated not only to extraordinary artistic events but also to people of great courage who use their art to speak up about themselves, their identity, spirituality, and origins. It presents vanishing, marginalized and displaced artistic traditions from all around the world, and is open to genuine models of living, thinking, creating in the world dominated by the culture of media and consumption.

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