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From Folk to Bollywood: Kashmiri Rouf

BY KRISHNA ZIVRAJ-NAIR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SANSKRUTI SCHOOL OF DANCE

‘From Folk to Bollywood’ takes a look at some popular Indian folk dances; their historical and cultural context and their popularity in mainstream Bollywood cinema.

Part 2: Rouf – the folk dance from Jammu and Kashmir in India

Rouf – pronounced as ‘Row’ or ‘Ruf’ – is performed by women as a welcoming dance for the spring season. The dance is inspired by bee and it’s movements to and away from the bud…

Narration, Script and Choreography: Krishna Zivraj-Nair
Performers: Dancers from Sanskruti, Cambridge
Music: ‘Bhumro’ from the Bollywood film Mission Kashmir

“I SEARCH FOR DANCE THAT CONNECTS ME TO MY SOUL”

Krishna Zivraj-Nair Artistic Director, Sanskruti School of Dance

The Sanskruti School of Dance takes it’s name from the Sanskrit word Sanskruti, which means culture.

Sanskruti regular classes in Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Bollywood dance, Carnatic Vocals and the Veena, and raises awareness of South Asian art forms using workshops and performances in varied venues and for different occasions; schools, museums, hospitals, libraries, cultural festivals and private events.

Cambridge South Asian History Month was launched by Cambridge City Council on 15 June 2020. Join the conversation on our facebook page @CamSouthAsianHistory

 

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