Western and Bollywood Fusion
Although Bollywood dancing is the foundation of the indian film industry, western fusion has become one of the hottest forms of current dance. Western fusion is the combination of traditional, folk, classical, and film with jazz, hip hop, and modern western dance. This revelation reached India around the 1980's and 1990's, inspiring choreographers to incorporate these new moves into their own styles.
Many of today's bollywood on-lookers are attracted to this particular style due to its exhilarating, fast paced and up beat music. American preforming artists are now beggining to work with indian singers to produce a balanced mix between the two words. Recently, Snoop Dog delivered a special appearance in a song from the movie "Singh is King".
Corresponding dance moves also tie in aerobic and yoga movements, highlighting the graceful curves of the body. As in every dance form, each step follows the rhythm of the music as well as portrays the emotions behind the lyrics. The fusion of the two worlds allows for international attraction of the glamour and artistic elements behind this ancient art form.
As indian classical dance most often communicates emotion and stories, it also serves for devotional purposes. Recently. African - American movements have also been added in order to effectively convey the intended stories.
In addition to the addition of western movements in bollywood style, Bollywood style movements have been fused into western styles. From all over the country, cultural performers create and improvise their own movements into their western dance classes by observing bollywood movies and music videos.
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