There were not only elephants at the Jaipur Elephant Festival; there were also a couple of dance groups.
I raced out of the field when the announcer screamed, “All you tourists get out of there or you are going to be trampled by the elephants!” As a result these shots were all taken by Al, who figured he could stand down a herd of elephants…
As they dance, the peacock dancers raise and lower the peacock tails with the use of strings.
Male dancers with their multiple whirling skirts at the Jaipur Elephant Festival. A few days later, at a Sufi Music Festival, we saw the resemblance between these dancers and the whirling dervishes.
The dancers bang sticks against sticks, and wear bells on their ankles to create an underlying music and rythmn to their dance.
More of the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance