Dance in India is quite different from the western type of dance.
I can only talk about the dances in India.
In India, you come across four types of dances
- Classical dance
- Folk dance
- Bollywood dance
- Dance bar (based on Bollywood)
You can also see people dancing during marriage celebrations and festival seasons. These are happy occasions and people get immersed in as they dance.
These dances are based on Bollywood themes and in general, convey nothing.
But It’s really fun to watch.
Classic & Folk dances
“When expressions replace the lyrics of the song we realise the true beauty of the dance” Kash
Dance festivals across the county take place depending upon the region.
We have different classical dances from different states of the country. (Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Oddisi, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Manipuri)
In tribal areas, folk dance is popular which is based on the culture in that particular region.
Older generation vs Younger generation
There is always clash of opinions.
Older generation grumbles that the younger generation style of dancing has no rules, no pattern, neither it conveys any meaning. Many past the age of 60 feel that these so called dance by the younger people are vulgar.
Many oldies feel that the Bollywood style dance almost resembles a person suffering convulsions.
Younger generation disagree and say that they really enjoy the dance steps and superfast body movements.
Who is right and who is not?
Let me know your dance style and how much you enjoy dances in your country?
“Any kind of dancing is better than no dancing at all” Lynda Barr
Have a taste of Bollywood dance and let me know via comments- what you think of these guys and what they are trying to convey to you?
Do you think they are crazy, mad or funny and entertaining?
My Indian counterparts can guide me if I have missed anything regarding dance in India.
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