From Hip Hop, Road Safety to Chandrayaan – Garba Gets a Makeover
Video of performers people in Surat dancing in helmets to raise awareness about road safety have gone viral.
Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam
Navratri preparations are underway in full swing across the country and, ahead of the annual celebrations, the traditional dance form of Garba has got a makeover in Surat with performers turning to unique themes, ranging from ‘Hip Hop’ to ‘road safety’.
Navratri is being celebrated from 29 September to 7 October this year and videos of performers dancing in helmets to raise awareness about road safety, to some flaunting tattoos depicting the ‘Modi-Trump bonhomie’ have gone viral.
As part of a drive started by an NGO, in association with the Surat traffic police, some 1,800 volunteers will be spreading awareness about traffic rules by performing Garba while wearing helmets at different venues across Surat.
A Surat-based choreographer, Meena Modi, has come up with a new concept of ‘Garba skating’.
Meena, who is also a skating instructor, taught the students how to perform the traditional dance on skates. She said that around 250 students participated in the unique Garba dance.
Meena said that it was very difficult to dance on skates, as it requires spinning and jumping on skates, but added that the children really enjoyed it.
And Body Paint...
Meanwhile, in Surat, women got their bodies painted in water colours, with unique drawings depicting the ‘Modi-Trump bonhomie’, abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and the Chandrayaan-2 launch.
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