Belonging from a huge family where every year is bound to be celebrated with yet another wedding, dancing has always been the best part of it. My interest and development in dancing started from a very young age when I took kathak classes. The sophisticated manner in which this art is performed has always consistently amazed me. One of my true inspirations are the Maharaj family dancers who perform with such serenity, it leaves you completely awe struck.
Apart from kathak, I enjoy modern day dance styles such as bhangra and ceremonial dance.
I am commended by fellow friends and family members for my quick on the spot steps and my ability to make a dance routine in a few minutes. Teaching these routines is extremely frustrating but watching it all fall together in the end makes it worth it.
In our society today, dance is looked down upon and not considered as a true talent but I believe these are the thoughts of today’s narrow minded society which refuses to accept any new ideas. I may be condemned for thinking this as according to a lot of people, it maybe against our norms and values but I believe otherwise. Dance is now also considered to be what is performed by vulgar dancing girls but I strongly disagree with this. What is performed by these girls is not dance, it is plain paid vulgarity. Dance is something which should be celebrated instead of looked down upon.
I won’t be pursuing any dance related career but it will always be an important part of my life and I will continue to practice it, be it in the confinement of my house.