There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them-Vicki Baum

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

“Indian classical dance is sustained by a profound philosophy. The form seeks to merge with the formless, motions seek to become a part of the motionless, and the dancing individual seeks to become one with the eternal dance of the cosmos” Nita Ambani

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.

Dance as if you are watching none!!

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

Indian classic dance vs Western dance

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.

Thank you for visiting my site and taking your time to read.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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7 thoughts on “There are shortcuts to happiness and dancing is one of them-Vicki Baum

  1. Rakhual: Also termed as the Gusthalila, this is basicallt a group dance performed by a group of boys, wearing colorful attires and ornaments. Lord Krishna dancing with his mates is the theme of this dance form. The legends from Mahabharata like the demons coming to kill Krishna and almost all the stories from the life of Krishna forms the theme of this Rakhual dance. Colorful dresses like, Churas, koknaams, leitrengs Feichooms or Dhutis and khobols coupled with the stylised form of Dancing ensures the sublimity, subtlety of this dance form.

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