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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bonding between Dancers and Audience

In a local program, I remarked a woman. Probably the guardian of one of the students from that institute which organized the program. Her excitement about the performance catched my attention. And the excitement was about her little girl performing on the stage, she was literally dancing from the audience during the performance. But when it was time for others to perform she was there like a dead, she might have not even looked at the stage and most of the time she was not even there. An artist becomes successful when he/she properly reflects the extract of the story that is being shown and the audience gets connected to it. But for that, the audience must have an open mind to give everyone the same opportunity as to what is they are trying to express and then only the connection among the audience and the performer is possible. On top of that when it is for beginners especially for kids at least for them we should appreciate their efforts otherwise they will become horrified and most probably they will not agree to perform because of the lack of confidence which entered into them out of the deadly face of the audience. Does it take too much to clap for a child?

Everyone must put themselves in the similar circumstances and think about how will it make them feel if their own child is performing and the only person who is appreciating is the guardian itself and no one else. Before expecting something from others we should learn to give something, after all, it is not going to harm your pocket to cheer a little for the efforts of our upcoming new generation.

Similarity of Dance & Life

Each and everything in our nature is dancing. Even you are dancing right now. But it needs to be performed with a certain level of gracefulness. All the natural content which remains untouched from artificiality such as trees, birds, water, soil, flowers all the basic fundamental aspects of our life has their own language of dance.

They performs it in their own way. To be able to observe it you need to look at everything with far more attention. Most of the eyes will skip the grace of it. One must have a great sense of life to see it. Basing on the fundamentals of dance we humans have categorized dance in so many dance forms like Indian Classic, Contemporary, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Salsa etc. But we are incapable of dancing beyond this limitation of dance forms as our level of flexibility is limited to some extent. Even the facial expressions has it's own limitation that we use in our daily life. So that explains how our flexibility and facial expressions are limited which applies for every life around us. More details on expressions is elaborated in 'Natyasastra' .
The name of this book itself has it's own significance where 'Nat' means - Act and 'Sastra' means - Manual. The time period when this Sanskrit book was written is considered to be approx 500BCE.