Bollywood Dance Fusion
Monday May 23, 2011
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Large Meeting Room
202 W. Valencia Road (between S. 6th and S. 12th Avenues)
Tucson, AZ 85706
See Bollywood Dance Fusion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bollywood-Dance-Fusion/149616698388150
or Kiran Easwarachandran’s website: http://kirane.yolasite.com/. Kiran has been “dancing, choreographing and teaching Indian modern fusion dance for over 25 years. She also have some formal training in ballet and jazz and is certified in Nia Dance as a White Belt.”
There’s also some very lively videos online at her website, in case you don’t know too much about Bollywood dancing.
Bollywood Dance is a fusion of Western and South Asian types of dance that are exemplified in Indian cinema and theater. Bollywood is basically the “Hollywood of Bombay,” now known as Mumbai, and is the largest producer of movies a year in the world right now. I like to think of most Indian movies as a musical with playback singers, where sometimes the music, and dance, are more important and more popular than the movie story line itself- And thus the magic that is Bollywood Dance!
I happen to love Bollywood dancing (and watching Indian movies, one being Billu, which has terrific dancing scenes but also a good story line of friendship). So check out this free performance at the public library.