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

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


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

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