Clapping and Stick Dances of S. India
by Catherine & KP Kunhiraman

Most Americans have seen the splendid complex classical dance styles of India but few are aware of the great variety of folk dances which color the daily lives of a billion Indians. Many cultures, with their individual languages, cuisine, dress, dance - coexist in India. The Kunhiramans, founder-directors of the Berkeley based Kalanjali: Dances of India since 1975 will teach two simple folk dances from south India: A clapping dance from Kerala and a stick dance from Tamilnadu. These particular two dances are for women, but elements of men's folk dance will be introduced as well as more complex patterns if time allows.


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