About Garba Ni Raat - Vibrant & Colourful Indian Dance Festival
The most anticipated and the biggest event in the town just keeps getting better! To satisfy the growing demand of culturally rich and diverse population of Brisbane, Vaishnav Sangh of Queensland is organising mid-year Traditional Indian Dance Garba event in southside of Brisbane at the Shailer Park State High School. In this vibrant and colorful Indian dance event, everybody will be dancing together on the beats of traditional Indian drum on the tune of singers from India.
Garba is an Indian form of dance that originated in the State of Gujarat, India. Traditionally it is performed during the nine-day Hindu festival Navratri. Typically the dancers form a circle and move in unison in a planned formation to identical dance steps accompanied by musicians and drummers. The circular and spiral figures of Garba have similarities to other spiritual dances, like the Sufi culture. To see an example of the folk dance, take a look at a video. Those videos are for an illustration purpose only.
Modern Garba is also heavily influenced by Raas, a traditional stick dance. The merger of Garba and Raas has formed the high-energy dance that is seen today. In Raas, men and women dance in two circles, with sticks in their hands. Generally, in a four beat rhythm, opposite sides hit the sticks at the same time, creating a pleasing rhythmic sound. One circle goes clockwise and another counter-clockwise. The dancers also form rows and perform the dance.
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