Dinkchak Dandiya: Diversity Coming Together
PRAGNYA brings you an amazing evening on October 2nd, to kick off the festival of Navratri with Dinkchak Dandiya, Bollywood style! Come join us for a fun-filled, energy-packed event to celebrate togetherness and unadulterated enjoyment with music and dance like you have never experienced before!
So what is Navratri?
Navratri is a socio-cultural and religious Indian festival celebrated over 9 nights by people of all backgrounds regardless of caste, creed, religion, age, gender, and neurodiversity, putting aside all differences and worries by dancing to rhythmic beats in circles around a deity in the center.
“Diversity coming together” is the central theme of PRAGNYA, and Dinchak Dandiya brings together individuals across the spectrum of neurodiversity to celebrate love, belonging, support, empathy and compassion within the circle of allyship.
Breakdown of the Dances...
Dance along in Garba, rhythmically clapping and moving to the beat of the Dhol along with everyone else in a big, wide circle. The music starts of slow and the tempo builds. As the rhythm builds up play the Dandiya with two sticks (the dandiya sticks), allying up with a partner while dancing along in the circle.
Here are some video tutorial teaching you GARBA dinkchak ishtyle :
The Dandiya sticks represent togetherness and along with your partners you can make beautiful music. As music takes over, we become mindful of each other and celebrate togetherness, in complete synchrony.
Video tutorial teaching you DANDIYA & SANEDO dinkchak ishtyle :
PRAGNYA, the awakening occurs on a daily basis at our wonderful organization, which we celebrate symbolically at the DINKCHAK DANDIYA each year.