Style: Gharba (Folk dance from the state of Gujarat, India) | When: August 28, 2013 | Where: Diu, India | Format: spontaneous… | Instructor: Random guy in the street
After Mumbai I went to Diu City in the state of Gujarat, India. There were just a few foreign tourists in Diu. It was funny to be stared at by beautiful women with tattooed necks, shiny clothes and lots of jewelry, as if I am some kind of an exotic bird.
And as always in India, it was festival. This time they celebrated Krishna’s Birthday. Part of the festivities was a traditional Gujarati folk dance, called Gharba, around a lamp. A guy in the crowd taught me some basic steps. At first I hesitated because all the dancers were men. But I was told it is allowed for women, and that the women are just too shy. So I joined the dance and it was quite an experience.