Let see some of the famous Indian dancers of the time known for their different style of dance forms.
1. Remo D’Souza
2. Madhuri Dixit
She has the ability to control minds by her moves and expressions.
She is “the dancing queen”. Her well-known works include Maar Dala from Devdas. She has also judged the dance show “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”.
3. Birju Maharaj
He was a master in “Kalka-Bindadin” gharana of kathak style dancing. His various achievements include National Film Award, Film Fare Award, Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for kathak in 1964. He is the founder of the dance school in Delhi named Kalashram.
4. Terence Lewis
He is trained in Indian folk, contemporary and non-classical dance forms. He was one of the first Indian choreographers who broke into the international dancing scene.
He trained in Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary at Alvin Ailey American dance theatre. His first choreographic song was titled 'Waltz For A Romance' in the movie “Lagaan”.
Along with his dancing skill, he is a daredevil too and has performed in the Indian version of 'Fear Factor'. He also holds the Guinness world record for choreographing 1336 people together in a song.
5. Sonal Mansingh
When she was 18 she travelled to Bangalore to learn Bharatnatyam from prof. U.S. Krishna Rao. She started her dancing career in 1962. In the 1970s she performed to the poems Mary Magdalene and Sanyasi Upagupta.
Her renowned works include Indradhanush, Sabras, Mera Bharat and much more. She was honoured by Rajiv Gandhi Excellence award, Padma Vibhushan in 2003, Kalidas Samman and much more. In 2002 Prakash Jha made a documentary film on her titled ‘Sonal’ and the movie won the National Film Award that year.
Written by Lavika Agarwal
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