World dance day was on 29th April and what better way to celebrate it than to attend a dance show where all forms of dance were performed. (well almost all)
The show was organised by Artsphere at the Symbiosis auditorium (Viman nagar)
It was a visual treat, not to mention the music that accompanied it.
I had seen some of the artists perform earlier like the performers from the Naad Nrityalaya and had written a blog on them earlier.
The various form of dance were Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Salsa, Contemporary and belly dance accompanied by drum solo.
The Capoeira may look like Dandia but it is actually a Brazilian martial art which was developed during the European colonial era by the slaves, allowing them to express themselves and rebel against suppression through acrobatics, fluid body movements, music and good energy. (The sickle is replaced by the sticks)
Out of all the items above, what I liked best was the participation of the children with special needs. They had no stage fright and was just rearing to go. The children along with the teachers presented a jungle and rainbow show followed by a small Djembe performance. The first video is based entirely on their performance.
After a long time I got to see a peti (harmonium) on stage
Some of the advantages of filming near the stage is that you get to capture the sound of the ghungroo and the stomp of the feet. Or for that matter capturing the finer points like these three young ladies standing on their heels, which may be missed out by the audience.
The second video is a glimpse of all the dance performances. Even though I had longer footage, I had to deliberately shorten it to reduce the overall length (still it runs into two parts) (Here is the second part of the second video)
The selective audience who were very appreciative about the performance.
The team who made it all happen