Footlights 6, is the 6th edition of the students dance showcase, organised by Tarantismo Creative Dance Company. It’s held every year, somewhere in the heart of Bangalore.
Finally, a chance to be at Footlights, and not on the stage. The last time that happened, was at the very first edition. …
Saw this pic when I was going through my archives. Shot about 2 years ago, when we were shooting a wedding in Goa. The wedding reception was pretty much over, and with a few shots down, we couldn’t resist but join in the festivities. 2 minutes in and were trying all sorts of stunts in the dance floor!
Kids! Never been too fond of them. Noisy, bratty, hyper and jumping on your back types. This however was a new experience for me. My close friend Ansul runs ASDA (Ansul’s Dance Academy), which works primarily with kids. Wasn’t really sure if I could deliver when he wanted me to shoot some kids games and dance movement, but I have this issue of not being able to say no 🙂
We couldn’t let go of Chris Jarosz, without having him remember us by. And what best way, than a Methiyadi? A perfect mix of tradition and modern masala, a subtle way of exporting Indian culture. Our little way of saying thank you, for all the little things you taught us, and the movement you shared with the memebers of Tarantismo.
Backstage pic of us just before going on stage for the priece “Trinetra” on the song Omkara. You can find me at the extreme left.
So the workshop with Chris Jarosz in Bangalore was a good hit among the dance community. we managed to get about 45 dancers to join us for a workshop on a weekday evening, with just 24hrs notice. If you were there, try spotting yourself among the dancers 🙂
Tarantismo has this awesome oppurtunity to work with the ‘So you think you can dance’ star Chris Jarosz. We had special classes with him over the last 2 days, and its been a huge leap in learning and understanding dance. And hence we decided to keep this Workshop with Chris Jarosz in Bangalore to share this knowledge with everyone in the dance genre.
Pictures of the audience that turned up on the 23rd of Dec, to participate in the Terence Lewis master class organised at the Lalit Ashok, Bangalore. 378 people participated, a record in itself!
We broke all records hosting the Terence Lewis master class in Bangalore, a once in a life time oppurtunity to learn from the God of dance in India. It was definitely worth the wait