Navratri, also spelled Navaratri or Navarathri, is a multi-day Hindu festival celebrated in the autumn every year. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the India.The most visible is group dances from villages to towns called garba accompanied by live orchestra, seasonal raga, or devotional songs. It is a folk dance, where people of different background and skills join and form concentric circles. The circles can grow or shrink, reaching sizes of 100s, sometimes 1000s of people, dancing and clapping in circular moves, in their traditional costumes, at the same time. The garba dance sometimes deploys dandiyas (sticks), coordinated movements and striking of sticks between the dancers, and teasing between the genders.
Put on your traditional and join us for a fun-filled evening dancing to Bollywood beats and socializing and enjoy the Indian food.
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Pepsi Forum Auditorium - Downcity Campus
8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903