Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Essence of Holi

March 7, 2012

This was also the first time I've seen Indian dances, except for the ones performed by Rajie during PfC which may or may not count. (Peace babe!) 

Dance Performers for the Night
This was a peacock dance performed by a man and three women. At the end of the dance, they had a pyramid (as in cheerleading) formation and the guy on top spun around this basin that's filled with yellow-orange petals. Awesome! :)

After this dance, the next one I think was the one with the dancers throwing flower petals (as in piles of it) amongst themselves and the audience. Before the performance, the announcer/emcee was narrating (in English!) that people should celebrate the Holi festival and its colors in a natural way (as in flowers). Since in this day and age, chemical coloring agents are easily available, it is important for people to be reminded that the colors ultimately came from nature and that this should be honored. Or something like that. :)

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