Saroja Vaidyanathan directs students practicing a blend of movement and faith; they utilize every muscle. Practitioners must concentrate on body language and aramandi. (Credits)
Dancers perform while the tabla, harmonium, and singers make music. Sanskrit links Hindu and Muslim cultures. In Sufi Khattak, mantras manifest as pirouettes.
Ishpreet Singh Bedi coaches the Chandigarh Bhangra Club. Wardrobe colors reflect joy and celebration; the turban symbolizes Punjab's heritage.
Dancers practice song and dance sequences in Mumbai, India. Aneesha Dalal discusses how Shiamak Davar revolutionized the film industry with "Dil to Pagal Hai." Other choreographed pieces occur in "Dhoom 2" and "Jagga Jasoos."
New Traditions in Dance (04:13)
Shakti Mohan incorporates aspects of contemporary dance into Bollywood choreography. Students at Nritya Shakti rehearse for a reality television program. Terence Lewis and Davar are shaping dancer's futures in Mumbai.
Hip Hop (05:38)
Dancers pop, lock, whack, and break dance in Lodhi Colony, the nation's first public art district. Young people are drawn to Western music. The Desi Hoppers incorporates traditional Indian dance into routines.
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