Garba Introduction Essay

1092 WordsSep 11, 20125 Pages
Introduction Apart from the joy of the dancers, the non dancing audience, can if they are well looked after, bring a great deal of joy and appreciation to the event. According to the heritage of Garba, the onlookers are an integral and important part of the spectacle. The audience also has to be saturated with the radiant devotion and excitement of the event It is sadly rare that you see a large cross section of society dancing and mixing together. Particularly in this age, when people usually only dance and socialise with people of their own age or interest group. The people who engage in Garba and Raas have different and diverse occupations and interests, however this dance and its music, are a unique and common embrace. In our modern times there has never been greater opportunity to engage pleasantly in Garba and Raas and other good dances, in pleasant and splendid settings. Garba events give us a chance to share and exhibit the best of our art, heritage, culture and philosophy. It is generally otherwise difficult to engage the attention of many, particularly the young and the less informed, in such areas. Garba and Raas generally take place at one time period in the year for seasonal and spiritual reasons. There is however no reason why Garba and Raas dances, with or without elements of worship and devotion, may not take place throughout the year in better seasons and better places. Garba and Raas enshrine an awesome heritage of dancing, singing, teasing and pleasing. There are many good and substantial reasons why these dances should be held most of the year round. Garba and Raas are generally associated exclusively with Navratri. Their scope and reach is far wider than the devotional worship during Navratri. As

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