A group of four Nepali young girls dressed up in Traditional Nepali attires are performing Nepali Dance during the Republic Day Celebration on the 26th of January,2013.
Some tidbits about the Nepali Dance Form.
Dance is a form of art. It liberates one from the drabness and monotony of existence and uplifts his soul. Dance in Nepal is no exception to this fact. It is to be noted that Nepalese dance bears a lot of similarity to Indian traditional dance. One of the reasons attributed to this may be the geographical proximity of the two countries. Given below are different types dance forms in Nepal:-
The Mahakali Dance is one of the most popular dances in Nepal. This dance is based on 'Mahakali Mahalaxmi', a religious story from Hindu Puran. It pays tribute to the 3 goddesses Mahalaxmi, Mahakali and Kumari. According to the Puran, they came down from heaven to overthrow the demons who have been tormenting mankind with misery. The dance portrays joys and happiness after the demons are vanquished.
The Lakhey Dance is one of the classical forms of dance in Nepal. According to the common tradition, Lakhey are man eating demons who live in the interior regions of forest. They hunt animals and celebrate when they get a good victim.
It is a popular dance form in which teenagers wear traditional dresses and bear sticks in their hands. This dance form is based on the epic Ramayana where the monkeys celebrate after Lord Ram vanquishes Ravana and rescues Sita from the clutches of the demons.
Khyaks are supernatural beings following different Gods and Goddesses. Their sole aim is to frighten humans at night, but they are actually harmless. This dance is performed only to express the mischievous nature of the Khyaks.
Kawan (Skeleton) Dance
The Kawan Dance forms an interesting part of dances in Nepal. It is popularly believed that Kawans are evil spirits that accompany Gods and goddesses. They are usually seen at several crossings and cremation grounds. They are known to trouble people with stomach problems.
Devi Daitya Sangram
This is also known as the battle of Goddess and Demon. This dance centers around a demon who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful damsel. He proposes the lady but she tells him that she will yield to him only if he can defeat her in a fight. This fuels the ego of the demon who readily agrees to fights with her. But when he finds her everywhere and is unable to win over her, he becomes afraid and asks for mercy. Then the lady turns herself to goddess Kali and she stands on him.
Some of the popular Folk Dances in Nepal include the following:-
Indra Apsara (Nymph Dance)
Lusi (Pestle) Dance
Jyapu-Jyapuni (Dhimey) Dance
Apart from these, there are also some Charya Dances in Nepal. These are given below:-
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holmertz (43685) 2013-02-12 13:21
The ladies' dresses look fantastic and they move very graciously. The ground seems to me a bit unusual for this kind of performance but at least the grey and light brown colour of the sand provides a neutral background to the bright dresses.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-12 14:17
finally you´ve presented to us your new composition.Contrary to your previous shots in B&W this one in color catches our eyes.I think it was a good choice as the vivid colors bring out the whole beauty of these traditional costumes.I like your composition and the way you framed the scene.
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-02-12 14:18
very beautiful composition of these girls dancing. Those dresses are very beautiful and colorful. Magnificent capture this scene. Colors, sharpness, clarity, pov are an excellent. This is eye catching image. Awesome snapshot. Tfs.
All the best,
EstudioChispa (2076) 2013-02-12 14:48
It is always difficult, in situations like these (photographing an ensemble performance) to get most or all of the faces where one can see them AND properly exposed. Congratulations on finding that moment! Perhaps the face of the woman on the right be dodged just a bit to bring it to the same level as the other three?
adramad (39770) 2013-02-12 15:08
A wonderful and colorful image that conveys the joy of the dance that moves gracefully the pretty dresses.
A spectacular costumes you've captured the rhythms of the music.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
eldancer1 (30764) 2013-02-12 15:46
Love the colorful dress of those dancing women. Nice action shot with good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-02-12 18:36
A really bright and cheerful shot here of these girls in motion, Farhat. There's great variation in the symmetry of their clothes and movement - similar, but not identical. I think that's what I like most here - a very real sense of humanity and joy from the performance. Thanks!
danos (89623) 2013-02-12 22:07
nice the view of the young girls of Nepal as dancing to celebrating the Republic Day of the country.
I like their colourful traditional attires with informative notes about the Nepali dances complete our whole about this.
pajaran (54131) 2013-02-12 22:32
Lep pogled na plesacice u narodnoj nosnji ...
Dobar tekst o plesu sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa narodna nosnja.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the dancers in folk costumes ...
Good article on dancing with the given data ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful traditional costumes.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
dkmurphys (51416) 2013-02-12 22:46
Nice colors of the dancers costumes and good dynamic of the scene. Well spotted.
emka (84085) 2013-02-12 23:36
Interesting dance of these Nepali girls. nice composed picture. their movement are so gracious and the dresses beautiful. Thanks for sharing
mirosu (15126) 2013-02-13 0:53
Excellent colorful snapshot if these danceng girls. You took the photo from very well chosen high angle point. The composition and light is excellent. Well done.
Fis2 (88779) 2013-02-13 0:57
A very nice scene.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2013-02-13 1:09
Very intresting and colourful custumes. This Nepali Dance must be very intresting show and all this girls make a wonderful scenery. So joyful and happy.
Have a nice day,
Nicou (127766) 2013-02-13 1:27
quelle belle image et scène superbe vue de ces danseurs avec leur beaux costume le déclenchement à l'excellent moment fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (81066) 2013-02-13 2:05
H Farhat,these colorful dancing girls are a great oportunity to take a very original pic,magnificent idea and result,great details despite the quick mouvement too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
josepmarin (57841) 2013-02-13 5:33
it's a nice scene of these young girls in a traditional Nepali dance, full of life and of dynamism.
The beautiful attires with its vivid colors provides a great chromatic effect on the composition.
ikeharel (61393) 2013-02-13 8:47
Good evening Farhat,
Lovely those young ladies dancing, with colorfull costumes, and faces expression show they were content and happy.
contrast is immaculate on image, well taken.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-02-13 12:00
Grace, elegance and beautiful bright colors and a very interesting and informative note, compose a beautiful picture!
jacquest (18869) 2013-02-13 13:30
Nice shot of these dancers with such colorful costumes. The movement is well caught, the light is well managed with sharp colors in an image of quality.
siolaw (38292) 2013-02-13 20:39
You have a nice typical and colourful scene here, with a neutral, non-disturbing BG. Good shot!
tedesse (25133) 2013-02-14 3:03
A magnificent view the dancers in traditional costumes! Good POV and composition, beautiful vivid colors, good sharpness.
Have a nice day
fritzi007 (8112) 2013-02-14 14:18
Dancing is important in every culture. The colors of the girls are very colorful and lively. The recording could be a bit clearer!
kato (11630) 2013-02-14 16:48
You're capturing well this traditional dance performance by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see their colorful costume with original color and dance action. Especially, It's impressive in long robe of yellow and blue.
zoomer (6) 2013-02-14 17:06
Hi,those vibrant colors tell a story all their own.The dancers are so graceful and exotic,a pleasure to look at.Best regards,Wolf.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-15 5:04
Beautiful costume's and colors. Very good composition:
there is no distracting background (only the sand
and the girls) and that makes the picture nice
calmness. The cut makes the picture extra wide, good
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mohammad_H (9704) 2013-02-15 6:43
Hello dear friend
Dance with the rhythm of Happy songs Hindi
Traditional dress, beautiful colors
Transparency and good contrast
Have a nice day and enjoy every moment of life.
Cricri (110295) 2013-02-15 8:27
Une jolie composition, très colorée et gracieuse de ces danseuses, un joli spectacle au rime de la musique
clic (15760) 2013-02-15 9:07
Despite I'm not a dancer, I appreciate your elaborate note and can easily marvel at this colorful performance and the vivid hues of those elegant costumes seen from a vantaged point of view to avoid distracting backdrop.
Thanks for a piece of Indian culture!
rychem (26774) 2013-02-15 11:47
Very attractive group of dancers, colorful costumes, beautiful performance, well done
pierrefonds (59328) 2013-02-15 18:06
You have captured well the action of the young dancers. The point of view is showing the details and colors of their costumes. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
maloutim (9637) 2013-02-15 20:46
Whaouh ! What a magnificent array of colours ! This is what I love about India and (and its neighbouring countries). I like the circle and the movement you caught them in with good enough sharpness, which is not easy to manage.
One can also see the naive, happy looks on their faces. Well done !
Interesting note about dancing uplifting the soul. When I think that for centuries, the Christian religion used to chastise dancing as a sinful activity :-( For a long time, the Christian religion was based on a life of penance, always reminding us of the death of Christ ! Luckily, it changed in the second half of the 20th century, but then, there are fewer and fewer believers, people being sucked up by materialism, the modern religion :-((
Also, more and more occidentals are drawn towards oriental beliefs or practices, such as Buddhism or Hinduism or yoga !
Thank you also for telling us about the different Nepali dances. Which one are they dancing in your photo ?
gildasjan (42186) 2013-02-16 4:11
Une scène de danse bien photographiée.Ici les couleurs créent un contraste claquant avec ce jaune très lumineux.
s_lush (16134) 2013-02-16 5:24
With this photo, which is so colorful and aesthetic, you have represented the festive atmosphere of the Republic Day Celebration. A very good composition, lovely colors of the girl's attires, perfect moment of the capture and very high quality of the picture!
cornejo (34626) 2013-02-16 10:09
Farhat Hello, I like this photo of the girls dancing, with beautiful and colorful dresses, an interesting picture nicely composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good job perfectly charming and made with high quality, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
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TopGeo (38206) 2013-02-17 0:07
Perfect idea of dancing gerls..and note, excellent colours.
(It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. - David Bailey)
SWEETFREEDOM (23240) 2013-02-17 0:56
beautiful dancing group. i like very much dresses and colors.
jemaflor (88125) 2013-02-17 2:30
Well taken from a good pov these dancers, Interesting dynamic effect and lovely scene with all these colors, tfs.
jhm (142794) 2013-02-17 3:05
The four dancers with a nice ladies dresses look fantastic.
A splendid symetry moving group.
A nice composition, good captured too.
Original colors and very pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
dale54 (6705) 2013-02-17 12:00
well farhat i have to say this pic of yours impressed me,what color and so clear too. tfs. dr
shevchenko (18892) 2013-02-17 23:50
Good capture to a group of dancers that dancing on the open air area, I like their colourful costume, interesting composition and informative note to introduce the festival and dance, thanks for sharing.
raszid62 (18585) 2013-02-18 0:43
Beautiful display of traditional Nepali dance girls. These are the costumes so colorful, so fantastic. Excellent journalistic photography.
गुड आफ़्टरनून. पारंपरिक नेपाली नृत्य लड़कियों की सुंदर प्रदर्शन. इतने रंगीन वेशभूषा, बहुत शानदार हैं. उत्कृष्ट पत्रकारिता फोटोग्राफी. तुम्हारा.
aliabazari (16053) 2013-02-18 9:31
पारंपरिक नृत्य और समारोह का सुंदर प्रदर्शन. अच्छी तरह से किया.
ebingul (1928) 2013-02-19 6:24
Great composition of these dancing ladies in their traditional and colourful dresses.Colourless and neutral surface and the background expose the dancers in a more efficient and nice manner.Your timing is also good to capture them in a row and good harmony.
Congrats and best regards.
Kielia (24073) 2013-02-20 8:37
what a fantastic performance! You have captured the dancing girls excellently. The composition is really successful. And it was a pleasure reading the accompanying note. Thanks for sharing!
Waylim (25368) 2013-02-20 16:53
Beautiful shot of the dance, wonderful color of the costume. A photo so rich in culture and colors and love the cheerful and festive mood.
ourania (35009) 2013-02-21 10:23
you have cropped this picture most effectively to set off the lovely patterns and colours of the costumes as well as the elegant rhythm of the choreography. You have achieved great depth and clarity and the dancers look 3D against the even backdrop. This step of their dance makes their colourful costumes very attractive, your timing and angle of capture are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-02-21 12:50
I'm late but likely not the last on this joyful shot
All the praises have been said, I just have to add mine at the long list
Best regards, have a nice night
adores (39860) 2013-02-21 17:59
The costumes are very colourful and you captured their movements really well! They seem to be all looking in different directions and the way they wave the yellow cloth is really nice! Good capture!
mayjayne (4229) 2013-02-23 2:30
Such a colourful and vibrant composition you have here, along with a very informative note. Well seen!
berek (42182) 2013-02-24 0:14
İ Really love this traditional dancer . Colorful dresses look lovely. Good idea and result.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-02-25 11:07
This is a wonderful picture of those ladies with their colorful customs .
Perfect capturing the movement in this picture!
fabianoleite (9671) 2013-02-25 17:29
The dancing girls were very well placed in the picture, forming a harmonious square, which was well framed. The colors are also great, and the simple ground with no other elements emphasize the movements and the costumes. Well done. Regards!
thebest (4276) 2013-02-25 17:34
Bring on the dancing girls - great photo - excellent colours & clarity - beautiful image.
delpeoples (54455) 2013-02-26 3:57
Namaskar dear Farhat
What a beautiful sight, these graceful and beautiful girls! I love their costumes and the graphism they make in that dancing pattern. There is also a wonderful sense of movement here, despite the photo being nice and sharp. Excellent work.
Have a lovely day
mkamionka (31965) 2013-02-26 6:07
lovely capture. The traditional clothes seem so colorful. Interesting setting on the beach.
Very well done,
Kamilutka (8103) 2013-02-26 8:33
I like how the outfits of dancing women are almost identical - it makes very nice quartet. Well captured movement and dynamism of the situation as well as grace of the dancers. Nice bright colors placed against simple background have even more effect.
Thanks for sharing
serp2000 (41648) 2013-02-27 10:21
I love this picturesque photo, good capture of the dancers, good colors! TFS!
ChrisJ (102743) 2013-03-01 0:50
The colorful saris and dancing have been very well captured here. I might have added a little yellow to this image in photoshop to warm it a little. It is slightly cold and blue tinted. But not seriously. I also may have cropped tighter about 1/2 inch right round then re-sized back up to 800 pixels. Good sharpness and nice motion blur of their feet hands and moving shawls & dresses. Tfs!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-02 8:50
mi complimento con te per questa bella fotografia che isola dal contesto le figure per coglierle danzanti nel loro splendidi abiti colorati.
Sei riuscito a comporree un ottimo quadretto al quale contribuisce anche la posa delle ragazze, che, pur nella non perfetta simmetria, attirano le simpatia per il loro impegno nella danza.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
mcmtanyel (15557) 2013-04-09 17:17
This photo has beautiful colors. The subjects are well positioned. Exposure is just right. It has enough detail to see each dancer's expression.
baddori (20021) 2013-04-10 2:36
A lap dance always has its effect. This is particularly rich in color and choreography. Excellent presentation and effectiveness photography.
Miguel82 (26226) 2013-06-02 4:25
I think I missed that one Fabbs, I have assisted at a nepali dance performance in Darjeeling
You wrote an excellent comment about it
colorful clothes, good sharpness and colors
Have a good sunday
claudeD (34781) 2013-06-14 9:52
very interesting picture showing this 4 dancing girls. Excellent sharpness and colorful picture. I like the shot very much. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
carlo62 (37205) 2013-09-19 23:36
bella foto, uno scatto colorato e dinamico, il movimento delle ballerine è piacevole e i colori attirano l'attenzione.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16813)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-26
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/5.9, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-02-12 11:59