Indian Folk dance of Maharashtra

Stuti Aga dance company, based in Zurich Switzerland, provides classes, workshops and performances in Indian Folk dance Lavani and Fusion dance.


Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which is particularly performed to the beats of Dholki, a percussion instrument. Lavani is noted for its powerful rhythm and erotic sentiment. Lavani has contributed substantially to the development of Marathi folk theatre. In Maharashtra and southern Madhya Pradesh, it is performed by the female performers wearing nine-yard long saris. The songs are sung in a quick tempo.