Bollywood Dance Classes in Chandigarh and Mohali
Longinus Fernandes, Choreographer who was praised for his work in the Oscar-winning film, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’s closing credit song, describes that how, “Bollywood has derived from two short sentences; Bombay the city of dreams, and Hollywood the land of films; till now it is known for the amalgamation of the best. We have come across to fascinating fusion of many folk and classical dances in Bollywood with elements of jazz, hip-hop, aerobic and Latin such as Jhalla Wallah, Din Shagna Da, Jugni, Pallo Latke etc.
Earlier Bollywood classics were purely based on classical and folk dances from various corners of India, like Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, and Bhangra to name a few. Heroines like Helen, Geetanjali, Mahipal, Sandhya, and, with their outstanding energy in performances use to mesmerise the audience. The first fully choreographed movie was ‘Kalpana’ film in 1948. In 1951, Mr Raj Kapoor, the showman gave Indian cinema a different height and showed us that songs can also look larger-than-life in dream sequences, and he did a brilliant job of filling in songs very evocatively in the black-and-white era.
Song naming ‘Ghar aaya mera pardesi’, he proved that Nargis can move her feet to the beat. In the ’60s, Shammi Kapoor was the man who changed the dimension of dance with his unconventional style. Shammi Kapoor had a swanky way dancing style that looked mesmerising. As time passed, people like Bhagwan dada and V Shantaram, designed dances and made animals move in sync with song. Soon after that Cabaret was replaced by disco, and when we talk of disco, Mithun Chakraborty is the first name that comes in everybody’s mind, who stole the show. Amitabh Bachchan’s performance in song, ‘Ye Saara Jamana’ , had his own charm. In the ’80s we got all in one another sensation called Govinda. He actually took the entire nation towards freestyle dancing and dancing for the masses is all about. In the new era, we have Hrithik Roshan, who dances as smooth as feather. His every move is what people die for. Bollywood is blessed with razor-sharp dancers such as Tiger Shroff.
From past years dance has changed a lot in terms of the dances as whole, the technique, and style of filming songs makes it look very eye-pleasing.