International Dance Day

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This Sunday will be celebrated as the International Dance Day. I decided to celebrate it with our readers ahead of the D’ Day. International Dance Day is a global event celebrated by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute the main performing arts partner of UNESCO on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810). Jean-Georges Noverre is the inventor of modern ballet.

Bollywood and Dance: These songs are just some of my favorite dance songs. This list is representative of some dance forms and not exhaustive.

Nalandana nalandana… Tillana Mohanambal (1968). This song is in Tamil and Padmini performs Bharatanatyam excellently. This song takes the pride of place on my list because I was introduced to dance through the Bharatanatyam genre.

Chalte chalete… Pakeezah (1972). Kathak.

Tu raat khadi thi chat pe… Himalay Ki God Mein (1965). Bhangra.

Ghoomar… Padmavat (2018). Rajasthani Ghoomar is performed beautifully by a Kannadiga Deepika Padukone. I am proud of you Deepika. 🙂

Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche… Brahmachari (1968). Shakes and twists.

I am a disco dancer… Disco Dancer (1982). Disco.

I am a street dancer… Ilzaam (1986). Break dance.

Woh ladki hai kahan… Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Tap-dancing.

Girls like to swing… Dil Dhadakne Do (2015). Retro Broadway Musical.

Senorita… Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). Spanish dance.

Tere mere beech mein kaun aayega… Watan Ke Rakhwale (1987). Bollywood dance.

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