Indian dancers perform at Jaipur festival

7th Nov 2012

Some of India's top dancers have been showing off their skills at Lok Rang Festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Wearing colourful and extravagant traditional costumes, the dancers treated audiences to energetic performances, which were received by an enthusiastic ovation.

The yearly spectacular was put together by the Jawahar Kala Kendra, a Jaipur arts centre, and attracted dancers from across India.

Organiser Sandeep Madaan said over the course of the festival more than 1,200 artists from more than 22 different Indian regions performed in the same space.

Holidaymakers with an interest in both Indian culture and dance found plenty to entertain them during the festival.

The performances included unique dance forms from each of the regions, which were accompanied by music from traditional instruments.

One example was a folk dance from Haryana, called Ghodi, a symbolic and popular part of matrimonial festivities held all over India.

The dancers who took part in Lok Rang said the festival gives them the chance to perform to large audiences who are attracted to the high-profile event.

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