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Bhiyawad – creative Gavari workshop debut

To help our long-term Rediscovering Gavari program, West Zone Cultural Centre has generously sponsored a creative Gavari workshop & performance experiment that will debut (informally) at 7:30 pm, May 12 (Sat) at Shilpgram’s Darpan Auditorium.   ​ The Bhiyawad story adapted for this presentation exemplifies Gavari ritual artistry and celebrates the primacy of Goddess energy in protecting […]
By : admin | May 12, 2018

Udaipur City Gavari Performances

Udaipur City Gavari Performances August 26 to September 18 Organized by MLV Tribal Research Institute – Udaipur DATE VENUE TIMING Fri, Aug 26 Gangaur Ghat 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM Sat, Aug 27 (day & night) Gangaur Ghat 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 8:00 to 11:00 PM Sun, Aug 28 Gangaur Ghat 11:00 AM […]
By : admin | Aug 30, 2016

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Bhiyawad performance generously covered by TV news

Appreciative Channel 91 news coverage of Bhiyawad workshop performance – 5 min – Hindi 
By : admin | Jun 6, 2018

May Gavari Workshop Coverage

“Gavari – From Tradition to Performance” Generates Energy, Awe & Applause By UdaipurTimes Team on May 14, 2018   (See Hindi articles below.)   On May 3rd, Udaipur’s West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC) launched a 10-day “Gavari – From Tradition to Performance” theatre workshop to expose Gavari players to new theatrical skills and their remarkable traditions […]
By : admin | May 16, 2018

Gavari covered by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Journal

Gavari: The Unwritten Epic of a Mewari Tribe by Lokesh Paliwal, ICH Courier, September 2017 Kalika is a Hindu goddess. Also known as Ambav and Gauri, she is a symbol of energy and female power for which she is worshipped by Bhil tribe of Mewar in a forty-day ritual called Gavari. The timeless, spiritually-motivated, and […]
By : admin | Sep 16, 2017

Keeping History Alive Dramatically from The Hindu

Not terribly accurate, but still a welcome bit of recognition from the national media community. – editors Keeping history alive dramatically by Diwan Singh Bajeli The Hindu, September 28, 2007 Updated July 20, 2011 AWAKENING A scene from the play “Gavari “. The Bheel tribe from Rajasthan performs Gavari, a living piece of ritualistic theatre, around […]
By : admin | Jul 13, 2017