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Bollywood - Ann

How did you discover Indian dance ?

I was trying to inspire more movement and gaiety in my life. As I was attracted by Indian culture and I missed dancing, I turned to Bollywood. I was surprised at how much that had a positive impact. The classes of Sarah, from Tala & Nritya, were the trigger: a beautiful human encounter and I was taken with that art form.

What is your path ?

1 year of classical dance and 7 years of modern jazz, then a long break before reconnecting with the pleasure of dancing by discovering Bollywood. I started Bollywood classes in 2013 and joined the dance company Tala & Nritya in 2016. Since then I have performed with her at shows, cultural events, TV shows ...

Today, I also teach Bollywood dance in classes that I hope are filled with energy and benevolence.

At the same time, I obviously continue to learn. Garba, Dandiya Raas, Bharata-Natyam, Odissi, Indian Fusion ... Indian dance has so many exciting facets!

What do you like about this dance ?

Bollywood first seduced me by its energy and its contagious good humor. It is a modern dance, with mixed influences. Storytelling and expressing these emotions give a special meaning to the movement of the body, beyond a simple chain of choreographed gestures.

Then I discovered the depth and complexity of the roots of Bollywood. It is inspired by classical and folk Indian dances and it requires more rigor and precision than it seems ...

Wishes for the future?

I would like to explore fusion styles from different genres and repertoires. This offers a great freedom of creation, where everyone can find a personal way to express themselves and communicate with the public.

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