How are you? I am fine here.
As I told you in my last post that, over the past few days, I was preparing for my solo dance performance that was to be held on 8th January 2012.
Well, today is 8th January, and I performed the Ghoomar dance in front of a large audience at a nearby auditorium. Papa told me that around 300 people watched me and my friends dance to various songs taught to us by our wonderful Kathak dance teacher, Shweta ma’am.
Anyways, as Mummy told me a few days ago, Ghoomar is a traditional women’s folk dance of Rajasthan. It is performed by groups of women in swirling robes, and accompanied by men and women singing together.
This folk dance gets its name from ‘ghoomna’, the round-and-round-and-round movement of the body that displays the spectacular colors of the flowing ‘ghaghara’, the long skirt of the Rajasthani women.
So here I am, in my Ghoomar dress, jewellery, makeup, and mehendi…all prepared by the world’s best Mumma – my Mumma…
And here is the full video of my Ghoomar dance. I danced on the famous Rajasthani song – “Mhari Ghumar Che…”
Here is a group photo of my fellow dancers after the show was over (Shweta ma’am is standing on the extreme left)…
So that was about the latest that’s happening for me on the dance front.
Talking about studies, I’ve to sit for the second Level of my IIO (International Informatics Olympiad) exam on the 18th of this month. So it’s all hard work (and less play) for the next 10 days 🙁
By the way, I forgot to tell you that my Bade Papa, Badi Mummy, and my 2 big brothers – Aditya and Garv Bhaiya – were here to celebrate the New Year with us.
Here is a happy moment we shared together. I am missing them a lot, and hope they are missing me too.
And here is Chaitanya, asking me to give him a tight hug 🙂
Rest is all fine.
I’ve to go and sleep now. It’s already very late here, and I’m very tired after today’s dance performance.
You take care of yourself. And wish me all the best for my IIO exam.
I love you.