A passion for dance

A passion for dance

A passion for dance

The Bangalore-based students of Shiamak Davar recently put up a show filled with high energy and funky steps. ‘Shiamak’s Summer Funk 2012’, which was held at the St John’s Auditorium in Koramangala, began in the morning and went on for a good two and a half hours.

The students were of all age groups, ranging from tiny tots to high-school children and even adults. They had one thing in common — a love and enthusiasm for dance.

The stage was set on fire with a variety of dance forms, including theatre jazz,
Bollywood jazz, jive and rock and roll. The children — even in the youngest age group, which were those between the ages of four and eight — impressed the audience
with their energy and perfect timing.

The music was a mix of upbeat Bollywood hit numbers and more popular international clubbing songs. One of the first performances was that of the younger students, who decked up in green costumes and shook a leg to the popular song from ‘Ready’, Dhinka Chika.

Their no-holds-barred, enthusiastic stint on stage hit the right note for the rest of the show. Next up — rather predictably — was Chammak Challo, which has now become a staple on most dance floors. The surprise, though, was that it was still the younger students who jived to this number. With the girls wearing bright red and gold costumes and the boys in white shirts and red sashes, they formed quite a picture on stage as they shook a leg to the fast-paced song.

After this, a few more of the junior students took over the stage to dance to ‘Give Me Everything’. Dressed in sneakers, they kept the dance casual with a hip-hop feel and ended it on a high-energy note by tossing their baseball caps into the air.

The hip-hop ambience was retained for a few more minutes as some of the older students, dressed in khaki cargoes, danced to a medley of popular numbers. Next up were a group of students dressed in blue hoodies.

The music began with a few bars of Himmesh Reshammiya’s number Tera Suroor, after which the students mimed beating up the sound guy and replacing him with a DJ who set the stage on fire with the popular  song ‘Falling in Love Again’.

All in all, the energy and rhythm on stage had the crowd cheering throughout.