Lavani

The Form
It is said that the word Lavani is derived from the wordlavanya which means beauty. Lavani is a genre of
music popular inMaharashtra. It is a combination of traditional song and dance, which is performed on
the beats ofDholki, a percussion instrument. Lavani is noted for its powerful rhythm. This traditional
form has contributed substantially to the development of Marathi folk theatre. In Maharashtra, Southern
Madhya Pradesh and North Karnataka, it is performed by female performers wearing nine-yard longsaris.
The songs are sung in a quick tempo.

The Performance
The presentations in this performance will be as following:
Mujra, Gan – Natrang Ubha
Gavalan – Kheltana Rangbai Holicha
Baithakichi Lavani – Bharal Abhal Pausali Pavan Ga Bai Shravanacha Un Mala Zhepena
Phadachi Lavani: Rajasa Dhya Va Govind Vida
Chhakkad: Bai Ga Bai Ga Kasala Naura Hawa Ga Tuzhla Saang Mala

The Director & Danseuse
Vaishali Jadhav is a popular dancer and actor known for her work in the Marathi film industry. From a
very young age Vaishali has been participating in dance competitions and has been a winner for three
years consecutively. She has travelled to the USA to participate in a cultural programme. For the first
time she appeared in an ‘Item Song’ in the film Jau Tithe Khaad directed by Abhay Kirti in 2007.Vaishali
has also performed a Lavani song in Malak, a film produced in 2015. Her film Ghuma, directed by
Abhishek Datar was released in 2017.

Cast & Credits
On Stage : Vaishali Jadhav, Rupali Jadhav
Dholki : Ram Gondhali
Tabla : Vikas Dawale
Harmonium : Vinayak Aundhkar
Co-artists : Sandeep Gaadhe, Hanmant Mandwale, Sonali Jadhav, Shubhangi Jadhav, Puja Jadhav, Rani Musle, Ragini Kale, Maya Andhare, Lata Shinde, Tejaswini Shinde, Shama Sheikh

Choreography : Sarla Bai Nandorekar, Yogesh Deshmukh
Make-up & Hair : Yogesh Deshmukh, Vijay Gaekwad
Group Leaders : Asha Bai Jadhav, Anika Jadhav
Proprietor : Kishan Appa Jadhav
Director : Vaishali Jadhav

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