Alisha Desai

3rd Annual Garba in Brooklyn: A Navartari Performance and Festival
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Dance
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Bushwick

3rd Annual Garba in Brooklyn; A Navartari Performance and Festival This Festival presented by Alisha Desai will take place at Maria Hernandez Park in Bushwick. The festival will include a dance concert of folk and classical dance styles from India, a garba and dandiya raas dance lesson, a dandiya-making station, and a dance party set to the beats of live dholi music. Navaratri is a nine-night festival originally celebrated in India to honor the Hindu Goddess, Durg. Garba and Dandiya Raas are two folk dances from the state of Gujarat and are an integral part of celebrating this holiday. Open to all, regardless of background, this event promises cultural immersion and community spirit. Stay tuned for the exact date in early to mid-October 2024.