Category Archives: Dance

Happy Holi

Happy Holi, the festival of colors, that marks the beginning of spring. Holi is the day to let your hair down and have some fun playing with colors, drinking bhang and eating puranpoli.  A day when adults have the social sanction to act like kids again. Holi is also the favorite of Hindi movie makers, there seem to be more Holi songs in Hindi movies than that of any of other holiday. Here are some of my favorites.

Lahu Munh Lag Gaya from the 2013 Ramleela:  What’s better than seeing Ranveer Singh in a song? Seeing him dance!

Holi Ke Din Dil Khil Jate Hai : Hearts blossom on Holi, from Sholay (Embers). This star studded mid 70s feature directed by Ramesh Sippy,  rewrote the rules about how Hindi movies were made. It’s a Western with a masala twist and holds up pretty well after all these years. The look Amitabh’s character gives Jaya’s characters dressed in widow’s whites, watching the festivities from afar just slays me.

Arre Jare Natkhat  Na Chule Mera Gunghat from Navrang (Nine Colors) made in 1959.  Sandhya’s performance, playing both the male and female parts, makes me wish that I could dance like her.

 

There are many more which I haven’t included. If you have any suggestions, or  other favorites that I have missed, leave it in the comments.

Crisis Averted

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Default avoided and government no longer shuttered, time to do the happy dance. 

So You Think You Can Dance, Season 10 Finale

I called it right , both Amy and Fik-Shun won! Fox renewed SYTYCD for another season, so they will be back and I will be watching. I give the other dance based related reality show,  Dancing with the Stars, a wide berth. I would however be quite happy to watch the kitteh version.

 

Dancing With the Stars

LoL by: two_kittehs (Picture by: Maizi Ard)

Kitteh Thinks She can Dance

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LoL by: two_kittehs

I love to dance,  it makes me happy.  I forget my worries  when I am dancing.   So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) has been my guilty pleasure this summer.   I admire the sheer athleticism of the contestants and their versatility.  I learned dance formally for three years, when I was in school.  I remember the countless hours of practice that went into group dances,  for  school functions.  Dances, whose choreography was far less complicated than anything on SYTYCD.  My  favorites this season are Amy Yakima and Fik-Shun Stegall.   I will be watching next week to see whether America agrees with me.