Kathputli Colony is a 40,000 strong slum, but despite living in extreme poverty the families have a heritage of performing. Located in the Shadipur Depot area of Delhi, for the last 50 years it has been home to some 2,800 families of magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, singers, dancers, actors, traditional healers and musicians and especially puppeteers or kathputli-performers from Rajasthan. This makes it world’s largest community of street performers.
In the 1980s, the artists in Kathputli gained international recognition through performances at the “Festival of India” in the U.K. in 1982 and in the United States in 1985.
So come join us and be dazzled!
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Min Donation: Rs. 3000 pp (inclusive of performances and walk both)
Timing: Your choice
Pick-Up Point Location: Shadipur Metro Station, Outside Exit Gate No. 5 (or arranged private pick-up)
Bollywood Dance Teaching Class
Kathputli Colony is a colony of street performers in Shadipur Depot area of Delhi. For the last 50 years, it is home to some 2,800 families of magicians, snake charmers, acrobats, singers, dancers, actors, traditional healers and musicians and especially puppeteers or kathputli-performers from Rajasthan. This makes it world’s largest community of street performers.
This dance class is of 2 hours Basically to promote artists and cultural exchange between people living there and guests.This suitable for guests coming with kids,people who love bollywood dance and die hard fan of it.This class gives you a glimpse into the culture artists belong to with learning of bollywood dance lessons and experiencing and learning their great talent.
Meeting Point-shadipur depot outside exit gate no 5
Duration-4 to 5 hours(2 hours walk,2 hour dance class,a little breaks during class approx 1 hr)
cost-4000 rupees per person
Includes-Bottle of mineral water,artist fees,slum walk,snacks(biscuits,chips),Homemadefood(optional)
Group size-1-4 people
Meeting Point- Shadipur Depot Metro Station (Blueline)
Outside exit gate no 5
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