Celebrating Rajasthani Culture & Beauty
The evenings are mostly to enjoy the Rajasthani culture with music and dance reflecting the rich cultural heritage.
Kalbelia dance is popularly known as the snake charmer dance. In this folk dance, Women are dressed in ethnic attire and dance to folk music which men play some popular instruments include khanjari, pungi (a percussion & woodwind musical instruments), and dholak (a hand drum). Women wear Angrakhi and Odhani on a long skirt to perform this folk dance.
Traditional Puppet Shows
In the puppet shows at Laxmi Niwas Palace there are a number of wooden dummy dolls that are dressed up in bright and color attires. These puppets are attached with strings that the puppeteer uses to move them around. A miniature stage is set up with the help of a cot that is laid by length. The puppeteer tacks his puppets over a rope joined to the upper legs of the cots. The cots are covered with sheets in order to conceal the puppeteer from the view of the public. He moves the jointed limbs of the puppets with the help of strings attached to each of them.
Loud beats on the dholak (a kind of drum) announce the starting of the puppet show. Throughout the show, there is hooting and whistling by the puppeteers.
True to its nomadic spirit, Rajasthani folk music is seducing new audiences through international collaborations and music festivals.