Kalbelia Dance

An integral part of the Kalbelia culture, Kalbelia Dance is one of the most aesthetically beautiful Rajasthani folk dances. The performance involves graceful movements like swirling, swaying, gyrating etc and only women are allowed to take part in it. Kalbelia Dance form is performed to the tune which is played using a Been or Poongi, together with other musical instruments.

Women wear traditional Kalbelia dress while performing and replicate the movements of a serpent. The men of the community provide the music and play the instruments. The Kalbelia Dance is not taught. Instead, children are expected to learn it by watching the elders’ performances.