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The Importance of Learning the Art of Dancing

Dance represents one of our most basic and initial relationship with the world. For a child it begins before language or words. Children use movements to express their thoughts or emotions much before they have learned to speak.

They move naturally to gain mobility, and they find it liberating and wonderful.  However it is when these preliminary movements become structured, organized, intentional, intended towards an end that it becomes dancing.

Why should you learn to Dance.

  • Dancing instills in the dancers unfailing dedication and commitment. They imbue the high standards of perfection demanded in the training and take it to their practical life. The performing platform is also where they master the important lessons of discipline, commitment and work ethic.
  • The combination of different moves, the taste for music and the bodily flare or leaning to one, all nurture the creativity of the dancers.
  • Dance is a form of storytelling or a non verbal expression of emotions and thoughts. Self expression is facilitated and again so is imagination and creativity. Dancing teachers the dancers to develop and thriven a powerful individuality and teaches them to be disciplined about it.

 

How does dance benefit your body.

 

  • Dancers develop with practice an understanding of spatial relationships. It is said with regular and sustained dance training, dancers typically begin to use both parts of their brains or both sides become active, contributing to their perfection of the discipline.
  • All these skills contribute tremendously to a child or a learning adult’s practical life, their academic or other pursuits.
  • The most striking gift of this skill is physical fitness. Where people cannot find the time to afford their bodies that level of fitness or exercise essential for their well being, dance lessons give this opportunity on a hobby or passion basis. Fitness is not just an attribute here, it is an absolute necessity.
  • Dancers learn to coordinate muscles to move through proper positions. It teacher the dancers bodily discipline and muscular coordination.
  • As the physical aspect of the art is emphasized the dancers learn to value their fitness and become more aware of their stamina and strengths.

 

It works wonders for your social life

 

  • As the dancers ride over challenges and succeed, self confidence
  • Dancing is a great way to meet new people. This form attracts people from all walks of life, different age groups, social groups and all are held captive together by the enchanting practice. There is no predicting who will be good here or not and I this way dance equates everyone and makes them equally potentially gifted or not so.
  • Dancers develop team spirit and learn to forget their personal aims for a collective effort.

 

When should you start.

 

As early as you can! The benefits of dancing cannot be overemphasized. The sooner you start the better.

  • Even two year olds can enjoy the benefits of dancing. For them to do so, the training must be creative and fun.
  • Through dance children learn to make the cooperative effort essential to the production of a work of art.
  • Preschoolers benefit from age appropriate instruction. Dance enhances their physical, emotional, and social skills.
  • Everyone, especially children in their formative years benefit from dance lessons though dancing can be pursued at any age to maximum advantage provided one is fit enough to handle the rigour and discipline of dance training.
  • It is often adults who have found out time from home or work life who wish to pursue dance as a hobby and manage to conquer the art with perfect grace and energy.

 

The perks of dancing.

 

  • Dancing when pursued I groups or individually is a great way to have fun, groove to music while indulging in a productive activity.
  • Dancers have the added advantage of understanding music, beats, and rhythms. The dancers learn to relate the visual and physical form of dancing to music with advancing understanding.

 

Young dancers attain respect for the art and heritage of dancing as a performing art when they are given an opportunity to actively participate in class. When dance training is given in a disciplined and positive environment it encourages the overall development and growth of a dancer regardless of their age.  Young dancers learn that the learning here is endless and inexhaustible and therefore there is always more to achieve and look forward to, which inspires them to do more.

So what are you waiting for! Try out a dancing class nearby you and make sure it serves you best.

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Famous dance forms of the world

Dancing is a form of entertainment and exercise that is known to civilization since ancient

times. It has been ripe in form since its inception and known to be popular. Now it has

gained popularity and momentum, forms and dimensions unprecedented and is one of the

most enchanting, consuming art forms. To acquaint you better with the “how” and “what” of

dancing, here is a short list of the world’s most popular dance forms along with their origins

and other interesting information.

The first on the list is Hip hop dance, which refers to a form of Street Dancing. It has its own

unique music, custom-made for its peppy and powerful moves as a part of the wider hip hop

culture prevalent that incorporates a way of life that is hip- hop. The unique styles it includes

which have gained wide scale acknowledgement are breaking, locking, and popping. The

moves are generally performed close to the ground. These were created in the 1970s and

were made popular by dance crews in America.

Tap dance is so called because of the tapping sound that is made by the performer’s shoes

which have a metal attached to it. The tap dancers are considered to be musicians as the

sound created by the metal equates to a percussive sound. It has its origins in African

American dancing such as the Juba Dance, English Lancashire Clog dancing, and most

significantly Irish step dancing. It can be traced back to the middle of 1800’s in the minstrel

shows.

Further on, a lesser known globally but extremely popular form is the Yangko dance of

China which is a traditional folk dance of the Han Chinese. The dance involves swaying of

the body to certain classic rhythms. The dance has history of original as old as thousand

years and is usually performed in the culturally important lantern festival although its recent

form that is widely known has more recent origins- it was changed a bit during the 1940’s.

Belly dance is the name given by the western world to a traditional West Asian dance,

especially Raqs Sharqi. It may also be called Middle Eastern dance or Arabic dance in the

West. The dance originated in Middle East. The dance form was made popular in the West

during the Romantic movement of the 18th and 19th centuries, when Orientalist artists

depicted romanticized images of harem life in the Ottoman Empire. The term is a misnomer

as the entire body is involved in the movements.

Arriving further east, here is an Indian proponent. Kathak is one of the eight worshiped

classical dance of India. It can be traced back to the nomadic bards of ancient northern

India, known as Kathakars or storytellers. Now it is impregnated with temple and ritual

dancing informed by the bhakti movement. It also has some elements of Persian dances

owing to the Muslim ruler lineage of India. This complex form attempts to tell a story through

its elegant and powerful moves.

There is certainly much more to the dancing world, but these dances present a unique

assemblage from different parts of the world, truly remarkable in their diversity and practice.

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The dancing heritage of India

The entire landscape of India is replete with cultural gems. Travelling across the length and breadth of this vibrant county one comes across hues of such diversity as are unknown in any other part of the globe. Yet in India the traffic of life, the shifting shades of day, on this huge pliable canvas, are all but an expression of its beauty, its complacency and identity, as this many faceted being.  It is no surprise that the arts of such a people should reflect their natural openness, ease and festive spirit and that dance and music are an integral part of their lives. Its changing terrains host dance forms that are typical of these regions. Though there are some widely known and practiced classical dance forms of India, apart from the rapidly increasing prevalence of western forms, there are many lesser known dances that are mainly practiced in their specific regions and are not so greatly acknowledged or identified. Here is your key to some of these unique dance forms that are truly amazing for their expression, rarity and integrity.

Starting from the start, the north Rouf is a slow and graceful folk dance performed during spring time or at festive times in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The dancers face each other and align in two rows. They perform to beautiful, poetical songs called Chakri. The movements are simple as befits the quite, beautiful people of this tranquil heaven.

Though Bhangra is the one dance from of Punjab that is globally known, Sammi is a form that also comes from the tribal regions here and is performed by the women in graceful moves. It so called because it is beloved that it was Princess Sammi of Marwad first performed this dance. Though now it is more popular in other tribal regions of Punjab such as Sandalbar area which now comes in Pakistan.
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The Charkula Dance is performed in Brij region of Uttar Pradesh every year after the third day of holi, acting in the belief that lord Krishna’s lover Radha was born on this blessed day. The Charkulas are large multi-tiered wooden pyramid that the dancers balance over their head. The dance is performed to the music of Krishna’s raslilas, rasiyas and is truly beautiful to watch complete with the dancers’ colorful attires.

The Kalbelia tribe of Rajasthan, known as snake charmers for ages, sustains the dance form of the same name in its community. The women imitate the snake in their movements and their dress bears their prints. It is again, extremely graceful.

The Sattriya dance of Assam and North East India was introduced by Srimanta Sankaradeva for the purpose of telling mythological stories within the dynamic framework of Indian classical dance forms and tribal and folk dances of these regions.

Cheraw dance of Mizoram is commonly known as bamboo dance. The bamboos are kept in cross and horizontal formations on the ground and the male dancers move the bamboos according to the music, and the females have to step in and out of the bamboos.

Interestingly, earlier the dance was performed to ensure the safe passage of the souls of mothers who died in childbirth, to heaven. But now its performed on any occasion.

Gaur Maria Dance folk dance form of Madhya Pradesh is performed to incite the hunting spirit of the tribe.  Saila Dance from Chhattisgarh is performed by boys with sticks during the harvest.

Chauu is a tribal martial arts dance which is popular in Orissa, Jharkhand and West Bengal. It is performed during spring festival of Chaitra Parva. The word chauu comes from the word chaaya which means shadow. It is inspired from various episodes of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The performers use masks which mark a distinction of from.

There are many other such form sin India and a detailed study of them can give deep insight of its culture and traditions as they are truly emblematic of the region they come from, and the mythological and cultural heritage of the country. They are art works that have sustained ages in the grace of dancers and have matured and bear the mark of their richness and exude such enigma as suits their power.

 

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Musical theater: the journey of this spectacular art form

Musical theatre is a piece of theater that contains dialogue, music and most importantly dance where all of these performing arts are combined to produce a work of greater momentum and poignancy. These elements combine to form a greater narrative of a story that binds all the finer aspects of the individual arts into a compelling integrity. It typically employs popular styles of music.

This fascinating art form exists in enchanting variants. Book musicals are those in which a strong storyline guides the characters and the music is traditional. The three ruling components of a book musical are the music, the lyrics and the book.  The book of a musical refers to the story, character development, and dramatic structure, including the spoken dialogue.  Book can also refer to the dialogue and lyrics together, which are sometimes referred to as the libretto which is Italian for little book. The music and lyrics together form the score of the musical.

A revue is a collection of songs bound by a common element; concept musical is where the concept of the act is as prominent or weighty as the story; the jukebox musicals runs a story using songs of a single artist and the rock or pop musical uses rock or pop music for it storytelling with usually little or no dialogue and can be called the rock or pop opera.

A musical typically comprises of two acts consisting about six guiding pieces of music, and over ten songs. Verbal dialogue is scattered across the musical though there may be musicals that are only sung all the way through like Jesus Christ Superstar or Evita. The moments of greatest tension or importance are told through songs.

The people behind putting up a musical comprise producers, directors, choreographers, musical director, technical director, stage manager that is the person responsible for the technical aspects of production such as staging, lighting, props, set, costumes, sound, or any special effects.

 

The beginnings of musical theater can be linked back to Greek antiquity. In its earliest forms as Greek or Medieval etc, it existed in some variant of the present evolved scene. But musical theatre as it is today started with Operettas which were a transition from Opera forms to musical comedy Such as Gilbert & Sullivan.

 

The first theatre musical in America that qualifies under the modern definition of the form was The Black Crook that embraced music and dance for relating a story.

It premiered in New York on September 12, 1866 with a staggering five and a half hours show but in spite of its length, it ran for a record-breaking 474 performances. The form was popularly accepted and celebrated for its capacity to entertain and the allowance for music and art it gave.

 

The golden era of musicals was during the 1940’s to 1960’s. It started with Oklahoma! by Rodger’s and Hammerstein that beautifully integrated all aspects of musical theatre. It had a cohesive plot, songs that forwarded the story, and dance sequences that supported the plot too as well as went into the fruitful task of character development. It was a break from what the musical had been rapidly rendered as in those times, as a cheap entertainer devoid of taste. It was the first blockbuster Broadway show, running for a total of 2,212 performances, and it was consequently made into a popular film.

It still remains one of the most repeated and loved productions

 

This period gave the genre Timeless musicals such as Carousel in 1945, South Pacific (1949), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

There was a shift in subject matter here and it grew to be more serious, focused and meaningful.

 

The antagonist in Oklahoma! is a suspected murderer and psychopath who hosts a fetish for lewd post cards. The musical Carousel deals with spousal abuse, burglary, suicide and the afterlife.

The most notable musical contributor who emerged during the 1960’s was Steven Sondheim. His popular works include Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and many more.

 

The 1970’s saw the appearance of rock musicals such as Jesus Christ, Superstar Rocky Horror , GODSPELL  while in the 80’s and 90’s saw the beginning of the mega- musicals or Pop Operas . there emerged in this genre one of the most popular musicals of all times such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats Miss Saigon Aida Little Shop of Horrors that won over world audiences.

 

Musicals currently drive on huge profits, viewership, the creation of spectacle; Broadway influenced shows as well, Broadway being the momentous place for the showcase of shows, the most prestigious. However there have been a few shows that are different from the others. Avenue Q , The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Spring Awakening , In the Heights , Next to Normal , The Book of Mormon are some of the most popular musicals of our times. The form is a ripe one, an apt performing art that caters to the audiences’ different entertainment reaches.

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The art of Choreography

Choreography is a hot emerging field today and a great career option for young people who are passionate about dancing. There is lesser awareness about the field as a career avenue among the masses even though names of choreographers are well known and dancing is presently quite popular in the country and people enjoy participating as well as viewing dance related activates.

* So what essentially is choreography? *

Starting from the start, choreography as a form itself involves expression of thoughts, ideas and emotions through dance action, body language, movements, and compositional forms. Dance choreography involves knowledge of traditional dance forms and applying that knowledge to create original dance moves that can constitute a whole new number. Choreography is a performing art.

 

* Who is a choreographer? *

  • Persons who transform ideas into dance sequences are called Choreographers. A choreographer needs adept knowledge and proficiency in not only one but many dance forms, for instance traditional, classical ballet, modern, tap, jazz, folk, ethnic, and ballroom etc, as well as thorough understanding of these forms, agility and flexibility in creation of new routines – it is a highly creative field that allows for the choreographer’s individuality to blossom through their art.
  • It involves teaching aptitude and good interactional skills as the field involves teaching individuals, in the Indian context, often movie stars or professional dancers and so one must possess the ability and social skill requisite for the task. Usually choreographers start out as dancers where they gain experience of the finer elements of dancing and the different aspects of the trade that allows them to use this knowledge later as choreographers.
  • Personality traits vital to the field include self-discipline, patience, self confidence, commitment, and perseverance. They must possess good health and physical stamina, along with flexibility, agility, coordination, and grace, a definitive sense of rhythm, and an understanding of music.

 

* What’s their job? *     

  • A choreographer can evolve a dance sequence on subscribed music
  • or a written summary of the musical requirement. Excellent visualization by merely listening to the music is the characteristic of a good choreographer – they must possess the vision to build a dance sequence in the head by listening to the music.
  • These people need to aware of not only dance techniques but also music, costumes, lighting, and drama so that they can incorporate these elements to make their performances more emphatic as the field now involves adaptations for varying platforms such as theater, opera, television, movies and other performance venues and therefore they must be able to adapt accordingly.

 

* Education and training *

  • There are not many professional courses for choreography. Few schools in India offer short-term or diploma courses in choreography. The good part is that a degree is not a necessity, only talent and passion are.
  • The main thing is to have an inborn or natural flair for dance to succeed in this highly competitive industry. Experience counts. Choreographers are often dancers with several years of experience with a dance company or theatre or films, who decided they could take it a notch further.
  • One may be taught about such things in a choreography course as different dance forms, their origin and style, lighting system, costume choice, sense of rhythm, ways to stay fit and active, coordination and communication with celebrities etc.
  • Some of the best institutions in India for choreography are include Sangeet Natak Akademi in New Delhi; Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, Bangalore; Faculty of Arts in various colleges across the country and many more.

 

* Employment opportunities and the work life *

  • Employment opportunities are plenty for a choreographer. Stage show companies, wedding planning companies, modelling agencies, educational institutes, television and film studios demand the coveted choreographer frequently.
  • One might have to assist an established choreographer for many years to master skills such as conceptualization, visualization, setting sequences to music, training dancers, instruction, production etc. The work is demanding and time-consuming; a professional may have to spend weeks or even months inventing, arranging, directing practice, and making the choreography functionally perfect. It is a hectic life – long work hours consuming weekends and holidays, Rehearsals following the day into night, evening performances and a whole lot of travelling!
  • However, freelance is also a great and much used option -Working with different directors/ choreographers.
  • Choreographers usually work with professional dance companies. Many of the major full-time professional dance companies have resident choreographers under contract. These companies also invite guest choreographers on a seasonal basis.

 

*Is the field rewarding? *

A big yes! It is lucrative career option, money wise. Pay is usually based on the choreographer’s work reputation and the length of the piece. Beginners start off with a 10,000-15,000 per month while the experienced lot can earn between 5 to 12 lakhs in a year. The pay can be on an hourly basis and according to the performance. The pay per hour ranges between 1,000- 5,000, again, subject to the choreographer’s status. For freelancers, the income may vary, depending on whether the production is privately or publicly funded. Certain organizations may also endow royalties.

All in all it is an exciting and rewarding filed hat beckons passionate practitioners to invest in their lives for the creation of magical creative art form.

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The boom of TV Reality Shows

Reality TV shows are the buzzword in the world of entertainment today. They have captured audiences with their refreshing concepts, inflow of different people, their lives in situations real or simulated and their daily dose of drama, anticipation, and intrigue. They are of all kinds, talent shows, game shows, hidden camera shows, talk shows, hoax based shows, social experiments, sports and all kinds of competition. In the land of Bollywood, nothing sells like good cheap entertainment. Therefore dance reality shows are the most loved among Indian viewers giving the audiences a few months of ardent following to do. People tune in religiously to watch the supremely popular dance-reality shows. They are such crowd pullers as they have a bit of everything; from good dance moves, music, an element of drama and all reasons to remain engrossed.  Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and Nach Baliye, Dance India Dance are loved because they host a horde of popular TV and film stars that add to the people’s interest. While Jhalak teams up a celebrity with a professional dancer, Nach Baliye brings together celebrity jodis as well as real life couples. And the fact that not all of them can dance makes it all the more interesting. The Commonwealth Heavyweight Champ Sangram Singh was seen in a dance show with his wife Payal Rohtagi and even though he was a terrible dancer, he was a good sport and his participation was still amusing.

These shows have grand sets, Bollywood numbers, glittering costumes and celebrity judges, all of which the audiences love. Often these are made a stage for film promotions and viewers get to see their favourite stars in candid appearances. It is the judges who get most of the attention, even more than the competitors sometimes and they tend to maintain the melodramatic emotional appeal of the show with tart comments, disagreements, dramatic narratives etc. The way they present scores, crack jokes and poke fun at each other makes for good entertainment.

Nothing can beat this interesting mix of drama, emotion and dance.

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Nach Baliye routinely has more drama. Personal stories, struggles of the participants sell more than dance itself. Real life couple Nandish Sandhu and Rashmi Desai (the famous lead pair of Uttaran) got a chance to work on their marriage through this platform, a journey the audience thoroughly devoured.

As a more directed and no non-sense show, Dance Plus on Star Plus brings together participants who are professional or aspiring professionals only. The show’s format involves a group of young dancers being rigorously trained by three professionals, judged by the producer Remo D’souza.

Lauren Gottlieb judge on Jhalak received a career boost and national recognition through the show.

Unexpected talent often emerges in these shows. National footballer Baichung Bhutia won the sixth season of Jhalak, winning the audiences’ hearts and exploring and expanding a new talent of his through a popular public domain.

With big sponsors and extensive large viewership, the show affords the participants a great opportunity to showcase their talent and with the huge prize money and winning prizes – work in a film, dancing or choreography stints etc, they have proved to a be a total game changer for many.

 

In the past, people from smaller economic backgrounds have made a good and winning show at these junctures and people have loved to witness the ‘human interest’ story of their struggles and the transformation of their lives.

 

Dharmesh Yelande, known as Dharmesh sir, used to own a tea stall in Vadodara. In his fight for life’s basics, he made time for his passion and participating in D.I.D. transformed his life completely. Today he’s a mentor to young dancers while he also works as a choreographer in Bollywood; he has worked for two films and planned to mentor in Dance +.

Other reality show contestants are now working on TV shows. Children who took part in the shows are doing TVCs, dance shows, soaps, so everybody gets something out of these shows.

These contestants, with the amount of public voting (great money making scheme as well as for audience participation) require to get them through, begin to command their own fan following. They often inspire youngsters. The son of an auto rickshaw driver from Mumbai, for 12 year old Faisal Khan, winning the second season of DID Li’l Masters in 2012 landed him the role of the child lead in, Maharana Pratap.

These shows are a good platform for emerging talent, a place for promotions, provide “celebritydom” to unknown celebrities, but the fact is not to  be overlooked that often a times, they  deviate from reality, magnify and shrink certain aspects for interest generation and provide fame that can very easily be fickle and short . Like it or hate it, but Dance shows are here to stay and will continue to gain popularity with time for the reasons mentioned above. Because it is takes a performer and a platform to every dream.

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Dance – an art form that has stayed with us from the beginning of time

Dance is a language. A language known to every living soul. It binds us all together, no matter what age or from which corner of the world. A child, even before he has the ability to walk, can express his happiness with a movement of the arms- a little celebration dance of the little one.

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The city people can learn a great deal about the village people whilst sharing a dance around the fire.

New friendships or old- when words cannot convey feelings- a little dance is a lot of help. All because.. when words can find no expression, action and movement is the solution.

Every dance tells us a story. Stories of real men.. of characters from an age-old folk tale.. of abstract feelings.. of heavenly things. It celebrates the beauty of the human existence and of the human body. In other words, it brings us closer to the divine.

We believe, dancing builds a network and a community that is bound together with the love for the same art. We want to help you become part of this community and join hands to give a platform for sharing this love all over the country.

We, at dance helpline, want every dancer in India to get instantaneous results as to hone their skills. If you want to learn dance, dance helpline is the place to be.

Dance Helpline provides you with end to end information about dance and fitness studios that are closest to you. Not only do we make your search easier and faster but useful as well. To do this, you can go through reviews on listed classes and share your own views by rating them.

Covering a great deal of events, we will find and help you connect with the right choreographers for everything whether it be a wedding or corporate team building exercise or school function or even home tuition’s!

Professionals and choreographers are also welcome to showcase their talents by finding students or a large fan following by participating in our listed events. Our listed events could also include your very own shows! Join us to book auditoriums for putting up your own great performance.

To ensure the success of your show, rely on our community to get you in touch with participants or teachers. And how much better is a show with the perfect environment? Create your dream world with the help of our selected listing of shops that provide you with the right costumes, fancy dresses and props.

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Dance a journey within

In a time and zone where we always are desperate to see ourselves in other faces. We challenge our self and keep acknowledging the power or the deprivation we have managed to see in us which in actual is nothing but a mirage .We have lost the power or the eternal desire to seek the truth that we have lost the companionship of the one that matters most i.e the inner self. The question –who am i? Dance though may sound humorous in this context  but is also a source to remind ourselves of who we are? The only truth that we need to remind ourselves of who we are? The only truth that we need to be reminded and act carefree in a zone that is self empowered for inner growth and beauty. Yes, surprisingly, dance is a form of meditation ; a source to connect to the one that is only ours .An urge to be completely dissolved and the moment that is not in any day tomorrow nor has surrendered itself to the belongings of the past. The body is the temple that needs resurrection from what we have made to it.  The utter purification of the body, mind and soul and it is a step process where body comes first. Dance purifies and lightens the pressure that we have got engrossed into since ages. It is a healing source. We might not be aware but we all are searching for the divine and dance in a way to connect to the one that is within. It is said to be most powerful forms of spiritual ritual. The essence is felt when we let ourselves dance .There comes a stage when it is said the memories fade and the body swirls with every step; head has no part in the play and it becomes a meditation. This is the call that we have to take for ourselves and allow ourselves to be aware and feel the beauty that has never left us. It takes a will to  be free-no more no less and dance to remind that we already are free. It seems external but is an eternal love.

For instance, belly dance is considered to be one that relaxes the mind providing the pace to meditation-a journey within. So, just dance along the surface with the inner. Dance has always been a medium to connect and feel the rejoice of the power to fight and become victorious .Earlier dance used to be an important aspect to be performed before war which made warrior fearless and reminded them of the power they have. The dancer forgets his or her presence and is enjoying the moment and the beauty of her body as light as feathers flowing not against the wind but with the wind and it is love that  is in, out and within.

There is a famous quote taken from ‘Thus spoke Zarasthrustra’ by the renowned philosopher and poet, Friedrich Nietzche –“I WOULD ONLY BELIEVE IN GOD THAT KNOWS HOW TO DANCE”. Here dancing is stated as the divine quality, a quality that bears the lightness over everything few and far. He associates the divine quality with the God. Dance is life, dance is allowing yourself to be flexible that is the basic attribute of a living being. Dance is allowing yourself to learn from natural circumstances, dance is the give up from the rigid, dead attitude that has no life. So, why not allow self to be free from what is not important and engage into the world of dance and allow forgiveness for self where there is no run for future and no escape from the past because the beauty exists in the present

 

“Nataraja”, the lord of dance is the depiction of Hindu God, Lord Shiva who dances divinely to destroy the universe to be created again by Lord Brahma, Hindu God of creation. Thus it is all under one cosmic zone which asks for resurrection, a believe to be free from whatever has captured us since ages. Dance is the present moment practice that makes it a practice of meditation.

Dance is a universal expression which holds the power to convey what words cannot  where everyone has the ability to dance, to grow from what we are to what we can be, to beautify within. And aren’t we all already trying to create balance in our life? Isn’t everything about having a balance between body, mind and soul?

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