Dance has transformed lives, changed many and revolutionized some, too. India has a variety of dance forms. While for some dancing is in their genes, for many others learning to dance is the only way out.
What has taken Names like hip hop, jazz, salsa, rock n roll, Modern art and contemporary used to be just classical or western when I was a kid? Where we have the Jhatak moves still prevalent in our own Bollywood we have not gone very far off from our base. Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi and Oddissi still stand as base for a lot of dance forms like Sanskrit stands headmaster for all the languages.
As a kid I might have learnt classical and then got this strange inclination towards western just because the world was moving towards it. Have feet, Will Dance said the SDIPA and I followed. Now just a ‘Baraat’ dancer that I might be left with still would love to get back on stage with some practice someday.
An art can never die and this I believe is very true. That very line makes me go back to putting on my dance shoes (at least in my dreams!).