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Queen Harish Mujara

http://youtu.be/1-jFX0kI5oY

Queen Harish 2014

It has been long long time that I wrote on my blog. Let's share some photos 





Oct 6, 2010

www.queenharish.com




www.queenharish.com is now live and entertaining, it's a great new cosmetic experience like playing around with a new make up kit on a completely improved customised stage i love to dance on.

For now i will keep this blogspot on but won't post anymore here, please follow me in this new space!

www.queenharish.com

Sep 5, 2010

Quarter Finals!

The competition spirit, the marketing, the votes, the comments from Kirron Kher, Sajid Khan and my self proclaimed biggest fan Sonali Bendre, the new choreography work on "Parda Parda" from the film "Once upon a time in Mumbai", the new costumes and the ultimate pleasure to be on Indian Television ...

here is the video of the quarter final on India's Got Talent Khoj 2, another Queen Harish two minutes of fame:



Queen Harish at India Got Talent Khoj 2 - September 4th 2010


Special Thanks to Veronica "Veve" de Souza and to all my fans from India and all my friends from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, Mumbai and Gujarat for their votes!

Sep 2, 2010

Vote for Queen Harish !

Watch me performing a new very colourful synchronised choreography in the top 48 of India Got Talent on Colours Channel this Saturday 4Th September at 9PM.

Vote for me to reach the Top 12 by sending upto 100 SMS per mobile phone with "QH" to 56882
You can start sending the messages from my appearance on screen till the next morning 8AM.

Much Love


Aug 29, 2010

Dance Like a Man

















text by Anushree Majumdar

A man who slips into the gait of a woman, a dancer in drag who is father of two. In the gallis of Jaisalmer and on a stage in Seoul, Harish Kumar turns into a diva that men desire. Where the lines blur, there begins the incredible double life of Queen Harish.

A silicon breast is a weapon of mass seduction. And two will help you find your target. Harish Kumar gently filled his bustier top with one each; he was close to the end of his routine. One that had begun an hour ago by sitting with his chrome make-up box, mixing powders and paints and applying colours on the canvas that is his face. Kryolan, MAC, Lakme — no expense spared to ensure that the hard lines of his nose and jaw were softened, made feminine. He squeezed into a heavy red-and-gold ghagra, slipped on Rajasthani bangles that went up till his shoulders, adjusted his wig and stepped into his Salvatore Ferragamo pumps. In the mirror, we saw a slim, taut-waisted woman, with heavy-lidded eyes and high breasts. Kumar was now Queen Harish and she was ready for the kill.

Continue reading on Indian Express


Aug 16, 2010

Now, what about India ?

Yes India ... and here is a humble yet wishful start...




Dec 22, 2009

Queen Harish presents I N D I A

INDIA, a show designed by the world's most spectacular showmaker, Franco Dragone Entertainment ( Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, Le Reve at Wynn Las Vegas ... ).



I have been busy with this project since last August, giving lots of auditions and working for several months on the creation and rehearsals.

I feel really blessed to have given my dance in the hands of luminary choreographers such as Show Director Brian Burke, Ray Leeper and even Shiamak Davar...

They made me the main character, the thread of the storyline of INDIA, the show.

I am The Queen walking through her Palace as she guides her guests through the universe of INDIA.

I am the story teller with a pantomime of sparkling jeweled eyes, parading, elegantly dressed in a wide serie of flamboyant costumes of rich tones.

I am unpredictable, carrying the sword of Fire, as i turn INDIA into a Circus of fairies.

Always around, i accompany the acrobats as they make their entrances and exits to the land of mystery and wonders.

I exude the most feminine sensuality as i glide across the stage leading groups of nymphs for enchanted dancing.

Graceful, fragile and inaccessible, my exuberance is infectious, as i stand for fantasy and desire, i will whirl for madness and suddenly disappear in a cloud of stardusts...







The show premiered in Frankfurt, Germany on December 17th and performed 62 times until February 7th, 2010. The show is currently on a winter break.

This is the first Indian Circus of the 21st century!

You have never seen Queen Harish in such a setting and with such a choreography!!

I will keep on posting news and images about the development and future of
INDIA.

A very very special thank to my friend Arnaud Azzouz who worked on the casting of I N D I A and opened me the door of this project!


Here are a few reports from the local German TV

And an exclusive video from the

beginning of the rehearsals several months ago

before the premiere:



The Amazing photo serie by Dancer specialist photograph extraordinaire Andre Elbing:


Snippets video cuts from some of my 12 entries in this show:








Dec 14, 2009

Hi!



Friends, fans and readers who have been admiring the photo of the Atlantis hotel since last July are probably wondering what's happened to me since i haven't updated this page and myspace and had not been really much on Facebook either.

I am well in high spirit and am currently in Frankfurt, Germany.

Since last July in Dubai, i had a few shows and workshops in Paris, Belgium and Germany, then a serie of auditions for a gigantic show project that i am rehearsing everyday since last October here in Frankfurt.

In a few days i will post all informations about it!!

Much Love
QH


Jul 5, 2009

Next Stop is D U B A I !!

Queen Harish will be performing very private parties at The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai






Apr 21, 2009

Queen Harish next Shows in USA

Major performances will happen there:

Los Angeles : Raqs LA on April 25th 
New York : Sholay - Desilicious on May 8th
Ft Lauderdale : Spirit of the Tribes on May 9th
San Francisco : Tribal Fest afterparty on May 16th

There are plenty other performances and workshops, read my tour dates in the column on the right.




Mar 30, 2009

Learning Dance with Queen Harish

Follow my tour schedule and learn from me wherever in the world


You can also travel to India and visit me in my hometown of Jaisalmer, gateway of the desert in western Rajasthan.
I will organize private or group workshop but also your accommodation and travels, contact me for details





Mar 22, 2009

Who's that Girl ?



Designer duo Lecoanet-Hemant come up with a cheeky, androgynous show at Delhi Fashion Week

It’s a sight rarely seen in an Indian show — a 27-year-old cross-dressing belly dancer walking down the ramp in a girly strapless pink gown, hunching his broad shoulders like a seasoned model. When Harish Kumar aka Queen Harish from the fabulous ruins of Jaisalmer took a bow with designer Hemant Sagar and socialite Priya Chatwal, the audience erupted into an ecstatic applause.

While some praised the mischievous and cheeky idea by designer duo Lecoanet-Hemant, critics and fashionistas alike twittered about the simmering element of homosexuality running through the show. Even designer Rohit Bal, watching from the sidelines, cracked into a smile. “I wasn’t intimidated in the least. I know how to handle myself,” gushed Queen Harish, blinking at the television cameras surrounding him. He added with a smile, “I taught the models some belly dancing moves backstage.” Queen Harish has performed as a belly dancer all over the world.

Lecoanet-Hemant’s show offered distinct looks, and told a story with a photographer-stylist Francois Matthys walking the ramp, and even Sagar’s factory caretaker Mohan, in a bellboy uniform, juggling five bags, took a shy turn. Sagar himself swaggered down with ease.The creations included a monsoon coat fashioned out of recycled plastic and a decadent Maharaja look, with some fantastically embroidered jackets. Sagar, however, looked chic in a very basic black suit. When asked whether he was attempting to mainstream homosexuality with a male belly dancer on centre stage at his show, Sagar retorted tersely, “Every sex is part of the world. If you don’t want to see reality, then close your eyes.







Jan 18, 2009

Queen Harish in Jaipur, Bombay and Brussels





Since i came back from the October Asian tour it was wedding season in India so i traveled across the country to perform at many private events.
I am very grateful to all the dancers who traveled all the way from Japan, Europe and US to my home in Jaisalmer to become my students and experience my dance in the desert.

Now it is touring time again :
Cheb i Sabbah is coming to Jaipur and invite me and Colleena to perform with him, Veve the most famous Brazilian Bellydancer from India has decided to launch a Queen Harish monthly workshop and event in Bombay and a very expected event is my come back to Brussels after 6 years to teach and perform at Raqs Congress.


January 21 : with Cheb i Sabbah .
Jaipur Litterature Festival . opening event
January 25 : with Cheb i Sabbah . 
Jaipur Litterature Festival . closing event 




February 3 : workshop in Mumbai hosted by Veve , register here 
February 3 : "Gypsy Caravan Hafla Night" at Zenzi in Bandra, Mumbai

February 5,6,8 : Raqs Congress with Randa Kamel, Tito, Farida Fahmi ...Brussels, Belgium






Sep 9, 2008

Queen Harish Asian Tour

Starting October 1st, Queen Harish will be touring in South Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore.

On this tour Queen Harish will teach and perform at The World Bellydancer Championship in Seoul, South Korea, Tania Luiz' Studio in Osaka, Japan, at Mishaal' Studio in Tokyo and at Rumpuree Studio in Bangkok.
Queen Harish will be performing several solo shows but most importantly will be the guest dancer to Fanfare Ciocarlia, the Gypsy Brass Band from Romania, featured in the film Gypsy Caravan, they are the greatest influence to todays'fashion for Balkan Beats and Queen Harish will be dancing on all dates of their Japanese tour produced by Plankton.



October 1 : World Bellydance Championship - Seoul - South Korea / info
October 2 : World Bellydance Championship - Seoul - South Korea / info
October 3 : World Bellydance Championship - Seoul - South Korea / info
October 4 : Dance Workshop - Kobe - Japan / info
October 5 : Dance workshop - Osaka - Japan / info
October 8 : Hyogo - Hyogo Hall with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 9 : Nagoya - Club Quatro with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 10 : Nagoya - Dance workshop / info : khalidakaori AT gmail DOT com
October 11 : Tokyo - Mitaka Civic Hall with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 12 : Yokosuka - Art Center with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 13 : Iwaki - ? - with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 16 : Tokyo - Club Quatro with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 18 : Kyoto - Biwako Hall with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 19 : Matsumoto - Art Center with Fanfare Ciocarlia / info
October 20 : Tokyo - Workshop at Mishaal / info
October 25 : Tokyo - Workshop at Mishaal / info
October 26 : Tokyo - Workshop and Show at Mishaal / info
October 27 : Tokyo - Workshop at Mishaal / info
October 31 : Bangkok - Halloween Event at Dream BKK
November 1 : Bangkok - Workshop at Rumpuree / info
November 2 : Bangkok - Workshop at Rumpuree / info





In Osaka sponsored by Tania & Sefa :


On Tour with Fanfare Ciocarlia:

Already outside the venue, before the start, I could recognise the bellydancers among the concertgoers immediately. Then I simply followed a girl in melodia pants to the elevator. Upstairs I met more of those- with a very different attitude from everyone else in the waiting queues. Ethnic clothes, long hair, often piled into fantastic hair dos on top of the head, and all those Japanese dancers way more expressive and individualistic than the rest of the crowd... Continue Reading

Workshop in Nagoya :


Show & 3 days of Workshop at Mishaal in Tokyo :


Today we had a workshop on Rajasthani dance with Queen Harish! At Mishaal's place, and the hall was full. Wow, this was so much fun. I have been studying the history of the dances backwards, starting with Argentine Tango, and then going back to one of it's roots, flamenco, and then on to bellydance. And now, finally, the roots of bellydance- gypsy dance in Rajasthan! I was fascinated. One of the first things Harish showed us were the hand movements. Bending the hand at the wrist and then letting it circle slowly and gracefully while turning out the elbow and and moving the arm, like a snake- exactly the same movements I learned about 5 years ago in Sevilla, at Taller flamenco! Continue reading ...




Queen Harish a Bellydancer

Queen Harish has ben invited to perform and teach workshops at Raqs Congress in Brussels, Belgium, next February 6, 7, 8 alongside the masters of Bellydance such as Raqia Hassan, Randa Kamel ... The festival has a very impressive line - up and is a must to attend !!



In the meantime Queen Harish is working on the choreography of her very first Bellydance piece, obviously a fusion performance of Oriental, Rajasthani and Bollywood into a new and inspiring form of Bellydance...
Note that Queen Harish has already danced for so much different musicians and Djs and all their world of musics but here is the first time Queen Harish selects a non Indian song for his own's solo show!!



if the video does not load, please watch it from here



Jul 22, 2008

Interview in San Francisco Chronicle


photo by Aaron Dressin

Queen Harish dances in drag

Monday, July 21, 2008

"I like to copy the Bollywood actresses," Queen Harish says with a chuckle. "But not the new kinds with the very short, short clothes." She prefers the colorful, traditional full skirts of her native Rajasthan. After being featured in the musical documentary "When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan," Indian drag sensation Queen Harish has become quite the jet-setter. New York, London, Barcelona, Tokyo - "the dancing, whirling, desert drag queen," as she calls herself, is everywhere, flying in for celebrity weddings, giant outdoor concerts and gay parties.
Continue reading...




Jul 21, 2008

California!




I am on the west coast since 2 weeks, and i am leaving Los Angeles for Seattle today.
I had a fabulous time in Los Angeles!! Performing with Cheb i Sabbah at Getty Center, in a loft at Donovan, teaching workshops with Jenna and walking on the wild side with Princesss Farhana !!!!
I cant wait to come back !!!!



First city in California I arrive in San Diego, invited by Danyavaad, a dance and music collective with dancers Leilainia and her very talented sister on the fronthead. They have a wonderful entertainment vision and we look look forward to explore it further very soon!!






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Before reaching California, i stopped for some days in the small city of Portales in New Mexico, invited by Yolanda Del Rio who is bringing world dances and cultures in this community. It was lovely!!



Jul 1, 2008

5 Days in New York




Performance at Drom:




Ultra Party & Performance at Tribal Dance Festival in Brooklyn organised by
Trisha McBride and Joy.
I love the American Bellydancers community because they love me too!




My first workshop in NYC at Bellyqueens, sponsored by Kaeshi:




God is with me!
I met with Rupa & The April Fishes at Drom Gypsy Club and she invited me to perform at her show at Central Park Summer Stage!!
My last performance on this stage was back in 1999...





I cant believe what happened to me while performing at the Post Pride Parade event "Color Me Queer"
, a Desilicious Sholay event.



If the video does not load ( ?? ) please watch it from here

I still miss photos of the performance at Jebon, please send me!

and if any better photos please send also!!


Now i will travel to New Mexico, California, and Seattle.
More photos very soon on this blog!
See you during the tour!!
Consult my tour list in the rightside column to catch up with me!



Jun 10, 2008

US Tour : June 20 - August 2



Tour Schedule in the column on the right.

On this solo tour, i will be performing my Cabaret performance , it includes Haremly Mujra, Rajasthani Gipsy and Bollywood impros.
i will also conduct workshops of Rajasthani , Bollywood and Mujra dances.
Also, I will be dancing for :
Kaeshi
Cheb i Sabbah
Colleena
Leilainia
Jenna
Dj Amar
Danyavaad
Rupa & The April Fishes

i am very honoured to have been invited on this tour to conduct, a workshop at cult Fat Chance BellyDance studio in San Francisco, to close the New York Pride at Desicilicious postParade event, to be part of Cheb i Sabbah's 1002 nights collective for a unique show at Los Angeles Getty Center and to dance with Rupa & The April Fishes on the Summer Stage of NYC Central Park!

Some press is starting to be out , read Dance San Diego

The tour schedule is in the column on your right, there are still some days off where you can invite me to your city, contact me at queenDOTharishATgmailDOTcom

Apr 29, 2008

Queen Harish & Colleena

















Colleena & me have a Bellywood project cooking, we have worked and performed together several times this season in Rajasthan and are planning to produce a duo show to be launched early 2009.

Discover the introduction of our duo project on this new blog

For now Colleena has left Pushkar for the summer, she is touring in Europe and North America.

I am also taking a leave to the United States from June 15th till about July 31st. to reconnect with the peoples and I am looking forwards to extend this tour and wait for your calls ( queen DOT harish AT gmail DOT com ) to participate in projects over there in North America.


Apr 28, 2008

Queen Harish debut in Taliwood


If the video does not load ( ?? ) please watch it from here



My debut as a lead dancer in Taliwood (South Indian Bollywood) film : "Appudappudu".

In this scene happening during Holi festival, i do a flirt dance with the hero, he wants to divorce his wife... and she keeps an angry eye on me ...

I have my face behind my veil during the entire dance but watch out for the surprise, just at the end!

If the video does not load ( ?? ) please watch it from here


Feb 11, 2008

Les Galeries Lafayette Exhibition

My portrait in an installation by photographer
Anne Garde at Les Galleries Lafayette in Paris,
where the century-old, high end department store
remakes itself as an Indian showcase.

Galeries Lafayette creates India
through an
eclectic array of products services, exhibition and entertainment.