Showing posts with label Dance Competition. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dance Competition. Show all posts

Friday, May 15, 2020

Inter NGO Dance competition 2020

Children of Trishul participated in the Inter Ngo Dance Competition held at NMIMS
The students had prepared two traditional dance which were beautifully performed.

A girl group of Trishul presented Hojagiri dance

Hodaigri (Hojagiri) Folk Dance:

Hodaigri (Hojagiri) is a folk dance, performed in the state of Tripura, by the Bru (Reang) people. It is performed by a team of women and young girls, singing, balancing props such as a bottle on the head, plates or lamps on the hand etc. while only the lower half of the body is moved.
The dance is performed on the occasion of Hojagiri festivals or Laxmi Puja, held in the following full moon night of Durga Puja. generally after 3rd day of Dashera. The Goddess Mailuma, (Laxmi) is worshipped on this day.
The male members participate in singing the lyrics, playing the Kham and Kshumu.

Also required for the dance are, a BAILING, a pitcher, bottle, traditional lamp, a plain dish; handkerchief etc.

One has to undergo an extensive training and rehearsal for slow hip and waist maneuvering. The whole of the Huk or Jhum cultivation is exhibited through this dance. 

The second dance was Mawli Dance.

Dindi Dance (Mauli) by children of Trishul NGO

Warkari sect is a community within the Bhakti spiritual tradition of Vaishnav Hindus, within the state of Maharashtra. Warkaris worship Vitthal, also know as Vothobha, the presiding deity of Pandharpur in the month of Aashadh. These Warkaris sing hymns and dance while going to the pilgrimage of Pandharpur, The pandharpur waris carry palkhis and paduka (foot prints) with them. This tradition of Pandharpur pilgrimage is more than 700 to 800 years old. 

Monday, May 11, 2020

Dance and Theatre inter NGO Competition 2019

 Children of Trishul participated in the Inter NGO Dance competition - Aashayein

(Trishul NGO - participates in various competition to help children get the benefit of 360 degree education) 

Physical Health Benefits of Dance for Young Children
  • Improved condition of heart and lungs.
  • Increased muscular strength, endurance and aerobic fitness.
  • Better coordination.
  • Better agility.
  • Better flexibility.
  • Healthy blood pressure.
  • Improved overall balance.
  • Improved spatial awareness.
  • Team work.

In addition to being a physical activity, dancing is also a highly social activity. Dance lessons can help children improve their social skills and enable them to communicate better, learn teamwork, develop a greater sense of trust and cooperation and make new friends.

"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dance Competition - Award Function and Screening

March 15, 2019

Trishul NGO - hosted Screening of dance videos and slide show; along with Award Function and Small Party for children to celebrate achievements of Trishul NGO children's in Art and Culture.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dance Competition Inter NGO

Trishul NGO, (Trishul Learning Centre) Children participated in Dance and Skit competition. Our children did three performance, children's age from 6 years old to 14 year's old participated (26 participants).

Even with short notice of hardly 10 days to go before the dance competition, Trishul NGO Children put up a great effort and put together three performances Rajasthani Folk Dance, Katakh Fusion Dance and Maharashtra Folk Dance (this dance also won 2nd price in the competition).

We thank team (Social Responsibility Forum) of NMIMS,  for inviting Trishul NGO children's team for ANUGOONJ SKIT AND DANCE competition.

Special thanks to Tanuja and all her team members for great support and encouragement shown during the dance competition.

We also thank Lavni Dance Master Mr. Anil for preparing our children for Maharashtra Folk Dance and Rajasthani Folk Dance despite short notice. And also Anoushka Ebrahim for putting in lot of hard work to prepare children for Katakh Dance performance. Production Team comprising of members from Trishul NGO Asif, Lopa, Dipika, and Amelia.

Rajasthani Dance

Rajasthan, as a state of India, is full of treasures which have grabbed attention of the people for centuries. The state is home to various communities, tribes, cultures and folk dances.
One such folk dance, popularly known as Kalbelia, is recognized globally.

This dance is performed by a Rajasthani tribe which mainly resides in the Jaisalmer region. In this dance a variety of instruments are played by men whilst dance is performed by women.

Katakh Fusion

Kathak is the Hindi name for one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. The origin of Kathak is traditionally attributed to the traveling bards of ancient northern India known as Kathakars or storytellers.

Maharashtra Folk Dance
Maharashtra is filled with exquisite culture and tradition. So are its folk dances. The plethora of folk dances is still prevalent and enthralls the audience with a wide variety of costumes, colors and ornaments. Some of the most popular folk dances from Maharashtra are

Lavani. - Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particularly performed to the beats of Dholki, a percussion instrument. Lavani is noted for its powerful rhythm.
The word Lavani is derived from the word “lavanya” meaning beauty. Women perform this dance in their traditional attire called nauveri or a nine yard saree.

Koli Dance - This dance pertains to the fisher folk of the Koli district of Maharashtra. This dance symbolises the lives of the fishermen. Both men and women take part in this dance. The movement depicts catching fishes using nets and rowing of the boats used for fishing.
The dance is filled with the dancers wearing costumes which portray the fisher folk community. Women wear green sarees and men wear lungis. The performance is in rows or pairs.

Gondhal, an established religious practice of most of the castes in Maharashtra, is an educative, entertaining and important tradition. It is believed that if the Gondhal is performed in the house during auspicious occasions like weddings and thread ceremonies, then our life doesn’t become chaotic.


This dance is a religious dance performed on the day of Ekadasi in the month of Kartik. This dance symbolises the devotion and love of Lord Krishna. This dance portrays Lord Krishna performing naughty deeds and having a playful nature.

Trishul NGO Children -