With their splendid performances, the dancers who were trained under Shakti-Caravan enthralled the audience at Shilpgram on Friday 24th January. Several international and local genres of dances were classically presented by school students.
Shakti Caravan is a collaborative project by Vanaver Caravan, an international dance group and Udaipur Shakti Beats.
Students from two local schools, St Mathews and Badi Tribal Schools showcased dances Salip (Philippines), Tarantella (Italy), Odvnday (Nigeria), Erevan (Israel), Copanitsa (Bulgaria), Maculele (Brazil), Kungfu & Karate (China & Japan), Belle Dance, Tankobushi (Japan), Owmbout (South Africa), Sweet of May (Ireland), Hangman Reel (Canada), Tagore Peace Poem etc.
Informing about the purpose of project, Rita Dixit Kubiak, “The joint long-term goal of the ‘Shakti Caravan’ collaboration is to develop and promote Udaipur as a world-class artistic performance & training centre and incubator of fresh virtuosity.”
“Given the amazing latent talent, a growing creative arts program here could both help advance talented local youth and make innovative artistry drawn from heritage culture a major new attraction for international media and visitors.”, she added.
All over 15 dance performances were presented by the students. The group of Vanaver Caravan learned the folk dance Kalbeliya and Tera Tali. The project was started on 5th January and since then the VC instructor/dancers have been teaching kids at St, Matthews, the Badi Tribal School, the Heartbeators Dance School and the Sensei Raj Academy of Self-Defense as well as learning teratali and kalbelia dances from WZCC village artists.