App chendavia gaining popularity among the students of kalbeliya dance

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App chendavia gaining popularity among the students of kalbeliya dance

Part of: GS Prelims and GS I – Culture

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  • Recently, due to Covid-19-Pandemic an app called chendavia is gaining popularity among the students of kalbeliya dance.

About kalbeliya dance

  • Kalbeliya dances are an expression of the Kalbeliya community’s traditional way of life.
  • It was included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) in 2010.
    • UNESCO’s List of ICH is made up of those intangible heritage elements that help demonstrate diversity of cultural heritage and raise awareness about its importance.
    • It was established in 2008 
  • The dance form consists of swirling and graceful movements 
  • The movements associated with the Kalbelia also make it one of the most sensuous forms of folk dance in India.
  • It is generally performed for any joyous celebration. 
  • Another unique aspect is that it is only performed by women while the men play the instruments and provide the music.

About the Kalbeliya Tribe

  • Kalbeliya tribe people were once professional snake handlers. 
  • Today they are seen in their former occupation in music and dance 
  • They live a nomadic life and belong to the scheduled tribes.
  • The largest number of the population of Kalbeliyas is in Pali district, then Ajmer, Chittorgarh and Udaipur district (Rajasthan).

Other Traditional Folk Dances of Rajasthan

  • Gair
  • Kachchhi Ghodi
  • Ghoomar
  • Bhavai, etc.

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