Dance! It has been an integral part of our culture for centuries. Starting from age old classical dance, folk dance, regional and then the advent of Bollywood choreography all has contributed and enriched the culture and society at large. Today, dancing in the contemporary context is not only an art form, but many take it up as a fitness activity too. Here are a few less known facts about dancing.
- Ballerina Pierina Legnani holds the world record for performing 32 fouettes, a step of Ballet where the dancers take extremely quick turns on one foot.
- The word, Salsa, a fun dance form in trend, is a Spanish word that means “Sauce”, something that is hot and spicy. Salsa is supposed to be a hot and spicy flavored dance.
- Japanese has a form of Dance called onikenbai where dancers stomp on the ground, that, they believe, fends off evil spirits.
- Did you ever notice, in Bharat Natyam, a classical dance of our country, dancers do not wear dance shoes? Well, that is because they instead decorate their feet with ornaments and colors.
- The miners, from the gold mines in South Africa, were not allowed to talk so they got a little creative and communicated by clapping their hands and stomping their boots. And that’s how a new dance form came into existence: Gumboot dance form.
Oh well, there is one more interesting fact that I just can’t miss out on and that is, Did you know that every college and school has their own Michael Jackson? Yes, they do. And as you read the line, you probably thought of the Michael Jackson you know…or you are the Michael Jackson reading this?? Either way, here’s a catch for you. Inspiria TV is organising the 2nd version of India’s largest e-media fest: Esperanza ‘21, an opportunity for all the MJs out there to flaunt your moves before the whole country. The first edition of Esperanza: The Biggest e-media Fest, was organized last year in the wake of the pandemic. It gave hope to hundreds of students from across the country and helped hundreds of more children with the help of the best and the most trusted NGO:- Save the Children.
Just as things started to get better, hope was once again staggered by the second wave of the deadly Coronavirus. The second wave of Coronavirus calls for a second wave of hope and that’s when Inspiria TV decided to once again organize the biggest e-media fest, Esperanza ‘2.0.
Esperanza stands for Hope and through Esperanza, we, students of Inspiria Knowledge Campus, are spreading hope and faith that we are all standing together, fighting against the virus together.
In lieu of the current situations, we find ourselves lacking desire, wish, yearning, hope, the very essence that keeps us going. It is students and children that are at the most vulnerable stage, both physically and mentally. Being the pillars of tomorrow, we Inspiria TV members count this as our duty to bring the country together at this point and spread hope. This is a fundraising campaign. Every penny collected will be given to NGOs to help the children in need. We need everyone out there to join hands at this hour and spread hope with Esperanza.
So, here’s a chance for all the Dance Masters, bring your moves before the country and help those in need in these uncertain times. Inspiria TV invites you to help us spread Hope. This could be the best opportunity for you, not only as a dancer but as a human being too. The world needs you.
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– Ruchika Agarwal