Culture List | Gilles Chuyen

Culture List | Gilles Chuyen
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First Published: Sat, May 26 2007. 12 41 AM IST
Updated: Sat, May 26 2007. 12 41 AM IST
Tango | This is a dance form with a dramatic feel; it is also associated with romance. Its elements are also used in activities such as figure skating and stylized swimming. I love its intensity and the kind of relationship it demands between partners.
Chhau | This is a folk dance from Orissa, and I love it because it allows you to portray strength. It is a form of martial dance, but has graceful and feminine elements also.
Tap | This form evolved in the US during the 19th century. I love its connection with rhythm. In fact, the lively, rhythmic tapping makes the performer both a dancer and a percussionist.
Bharatanatyam | What I really love about this classical dance from Tamil Nadu is the way space is structured by the dancer.
Contemporary | It is a collection of systems and methods that developed from Modern and Postmodern dance. There is no specific technique to it, but it has gained immense popularity in the past two decades. I love it because it offers the dancer a free platform to express oneself.
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First Published: Sat, May 26 2007. 12 41 AM IST
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