What is Bollywood Dance Style

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What is Bollywood Dance Style? An exciting blend Of Modern Indian, Bhangra (the traditional punjabi form of dancing), North Indian Kathak, South Indian Classical, Classical Indian, Latin, Arabic, Western Jazz, Disco, Folk, Funk And Hip Hop. It’s a very clever melting pot. It grew out of the Bollywood film industry trying to mimic the West, fusing East and West choreography. Bollywood style is joy and celebration. The energy is contagious. The dancing oozes sensuality and passion. You cannot do it without a smile on your face. People arrive at class tired from work, and leave energized and inspired. he dancing in Bollywood films, especially older ones, is primarily modeled on Indian dance: classical dance styles, dances of historic northern Indian courtesans (tawaif), or folk dances. In modern films, Indian dance elements often blend with Western dance styles (as seen on MTV or
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Unformatted text preview: in Broadway musicals), though it is not unusual to see Western pop and pure classical dance numbers side by side in the same film. The hero or heroine will often perform with a troupe of supporting dancers, usually of the same sex. If the hero and heroine dance and sing a pas-de-deux (a dance and ballet term, meaning "dance of two"), it is often staged in beautiful natural surroundings or architecturally grand settings. What is Bollywood dancing? Bollywood dancing is a commercial name for modern Indian dancing. It's a combination of classical Indian dance (which is the base), folk dancing such as Bhangra and sometimes has a Latino and Arabic influence. It's fun and very expressive and there's a lot of deep meaning behind music in the films. You can actually express what the music means, through the graceful movements of the body....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course ENGL 110 taught by Professor Corwell during the Spring '07 term at Bucks Community College.

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