Kalash take to the floor

As some of you know I went to the Mid Devon show with my friend yesterday, exhibiting crafts (more hers than mine) and aside from selling a few things it’s a great day out. The highlight of the day for me was the performance by Kalash Tribal, twenty minutes of magic. Here they are,

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I took many photos, in an attempt to show the movement, style and how vibrant these women are, click an image to get a bigger view.

What do you think? If you ever get the opportunity, go and see them.

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25 thoughts on “Kalash take to the floor

  1. Gilly, i had to google their tribal origins, as i’ve not heard of their culture. Interesting people – and can see from your photos and the flounce of the skirts the energy in their dance. So good to see they have kept their ethnic values – although it sounds like they are pretty well subjugated by geographical/political interference?

  2. An absolutely stunning tribute to Kalash. Your photos capture emotion and movement and grace as well as colour and swirl. I can absolutely see why it was the highlight. It added brightness to my already bright Sunday (actually it’s Monday!) morning.

  3. A couple of years ago, I was at an anniversary party for a couple, and the entertainment was the wife’s niece, who had come into the area just to be at the celebration and to perform a belly dancing routine as the main entertainment of the party. When I first heard what the plan was, I wondered if it would actually be something most of us would enjoy. I was delightfully surprised at how beautiful and perfectly choreographed her dancing was. And then she explained the movements and their meaning and importance — and went on to explain that she teaches belly dancing in her hometown and has many students who take her classes for their health. It offers them the same good effects as any other kind of physical workout. It was very interesting, and I came away with a great respect for that you lady and her work.

  4. I’ve just been to watch the video it is vibrant and I liked this quote from the site.
    “There was a time in history, a long time ago, when the bounce and sway of a woman’s hips was considered so beautiful they set it to music and made a dance out of it” That says it all…

  5. I enjoyed their colorful traditional clothing and the infectious rythym of their dance music and movements.
    Any type of dancing is high on my list of joyful things to do. Maybe, my back will heal enough so I can give it a try.
    Another great post, Gilly. πŸ˜€

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