Photographer's Note

Its been a long time since i posted my last shot. Well to begin with, considering the festive season I am posting a shot taken at the beginning of this year at Chowrasta during Republic day ceremony. Here you can see a girl performing a Nepali folk dance.

The Nepali folk dances are the visible rhythmic expressions of joys and beliefs of rural folks. For these simple people, living mostly in scattered villages, life continues to be something of a ritual, and dance is an integral part of it. Religious rituals influence and enrich folk songs and dances, and the Nepalese village folks sing and dance to please their deities.

Because of widely differing topographic and cultural influences, the folk dances of Nepalese are both rich and varied and reflect the day to day activities of the rural inhabitants. Simplicity and spontaneity are the chief qualities -of Nepalese folk dances, steps which have sprung from the lives and activities of the rural folks, like sowing and harvesting. Peasants and frolicking shepherds enjoy dancing and singing mellifluous songs while working in the corn fields or herding the sheep and goats in the hills. Nature unobstrusively mould’s these dances: as the dancers from the mountains sway and bend they suggest the vast undulating ranges of the mighty Himalaya.

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