Photo Feature: Rozy Ibrahim

Internationally recognized Surajkund arts and crafts fair takes place every year from 1st to 15th February at Surajkund in the Faridabad district of Haryana. It presents not only the glimpses of Indian handicrafts, but also cultural events and dance performances from across India.

This “Nritiye” performance is one of the prime attractions for the audience and it reveals the beauty of Rajasthani folk dance at Surajkund.

Rajasthani folk musicians and audience wait for the dance performance to begin

Getting Ready: A man helps the dancer to place a stack of earthen pot on her head

Perfect act of balance: The dancer writhes with the music, balancing the pots on her head
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In action: The dancer bends down on her knees, trying to sit
Confidence: Poised on the ground with a hundred rupee note stuck between her lips
The final act: The dancer winds up her performance