At the age when many consider making retirement plans, 50-year-old Kalbeliya exponent Gulabo Sapera has a dream to go on the custom to the youthful technology.
“It is my dream that every home has a Gulabo. I want to keep dancing and teach the art to younger generation. I have a plan to start a dance academy in Pushkar and take my students on world tour,” Gulabo mentioned.
She mentioned her academy is not going to solely educate Kalbeliya, but additionally showcase handicrafts, conventional devices and far more to maintain the folks tradition alive. Sharing her expertise up to now one 12 months in the course of the coronavirus lockdown, she mentioned it has been a troublesome time for artistes, making it tough to seek out work.
“Many of them could not even buy grocery. We helped them during their tough time. We motivated them that good times will come back again,” she mentioned. The acclaimed dancer is among the many friends invited within the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival.
The Padma Shri recipient mentioned the wrestle began in her life proper after her beginning. At beginning, elders of the group buried her alive.
Dancing professionally was unparalleled within the Sapera (snake charmers) group however at age of two, she would sway alongside together with her father’s serpents on the tunes of the “been” (a music instrument), she mentioned.
She carried out on the worldwide stage on the age of 14 and since then there isn’t a stopping.