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Swan Lake Performance in India - A Memorable ...

The huge, red curtain was in front of me. Siri Fort auditorium was packed with eager audience. I took my seat quickly as the live performance of Swan Lake by Royal Russian Ballet was about to begin. I was thrilled to witness the most prestigious ...

Importance of Strength with Flexibility

When we initially start to take dance classes, we all want that full split and 180-degree kicks and flexible back and long legs. But in the long way, you need to realize that flexibility is sufficient to make you a good dancer but you need strength ...

Parampara Series 2017 - National Festival of ...

Last month the 3-day performance of the PARAMPARA SERIES - NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE 2017 concluded. We were invited to witness such beautiful accumulation of taal, raga, and bhava by such legendary dancers and musicians. The festival was ...

How to Handle Jealousy Inside a Dance Company

In any dance company there are students, teachers, mentors and of course, your fellow competitors. Your dance friends are also ambitious. Some dance friends are happy to see you grow from a beginner to a company member but there are also few dance ...

How to Prevent Minor Injuries Before Performance

Dancers work hard enough to sometimes overuse or strain their muscles. This especially takes place when dancers are preparing for some big performance. Dancing is emotionally freeing and yet when it comes to performing for an audience there is a lot ...

From Street to Dance: History of Breakdance and ...

What is breakdancing? Breakdancing (also called breaking or B-boying) is an athletic street dance form typically set to hip hop, funk and breakbeat music mainly consisting of four kinds of movement: toprock, downrock, power moves and freezes.

How to Know Which Dance Style is Right for You

Once you’ve decided to enrol yourself for dance classes, the next step is to choose the dance form you want to be trained in. There are varied dance styles one can choose from. Catching a dance fever is easy, however, deciding what remedy is the ...

Dance Injuries: Uninvited Guests

Injuries are like uninvited guests who turn up and knock at a person's door when they least expect them. Injury: Oh, so you'd been practicing for months for an upcoming show? Well, too bad you won't get to perform. Dancer: What if I perform ...

How to Make a Dance Choreography: The Process ...

Choreographing is an elusive art. Setting dance choreographies can be daunting and challenging. It may also be accompanied by creative blocks or inhibitions and self-doubt. Always wanted to choreograph but never knew where to begin? Started a ...

Life After Dance

An individual changes in multiple ways, on all three levels – physical, emotional and mental, after becoming a dancer. Below listed are a few things that transform their personalities, ways of thinking and lifestyle.

The Most Influential People in Western Dance ...

India has a very rich culture of classical dances like Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Mohiniattam and Odissi. However, one must learn to incorporate and accommodate aspects from other cultures around the world in order to grow ...

Moove Abstract - Nurturing Creative Movement

The Dance Bible is always on the lookout for dance organizations that aim to provide quality education and help elevate the Indian dance industry to a world platform. We recently spoke to the founders of Moove Abstract - an organisation that fosters ...

For the Love of Ballet – Mosaic of Dance ...

Galina Lyakhova came to India on an Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship as a young ballet dancer in 1993 to learn Kathak. Born in Volgograd (Russia), Galina studied Ballet and folk dance in Ballet for seven years before ...

The Most Influential People in Indian Classical ...

India has a very rich culture of dance and music comprising of thousands of years old fine arts, classical and folk music and traditional dance styles. Some of the leading dance forms that originated and evolved in India are Bharatnatyam, Kathak, ...

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Dancers?

There are certain skill sets and characteristics of professional dancers that are similar to those of creative entrepreneurs. Valuable skills of professional dance training are transferable to creative entrepreneurship. Today, there are many dancers ...

Are You Ready to Take the Leap from a Dance ...

Some important changes in perspective happens when a dancer transitions to becoming a dance teacher. Some feel quite elevated to get a leadership position by becoming a dance teacher. However, teaching dance is different from other professions in ...