May 4, 2016

“People do not stop dancing because they get older, they get older because they stop dancing”

Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to step up and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Yes, I know the list is endlessly positive yet I would like to list many of them.

Reasons to dance:
  • Dance is considered to be one of the top five physical activities, out of 60 studied
  • It's great exercise because it focuses on the person to become healthy, builds and increases stamina
  • Enables people to overcome shyness, increase personal confidence; and in the process they learn a skill for lift
  • Strengthens and tones legs and body thereby increasing flexibility and balance
  • Helps with weight loss, by releasing toxins via sweating
  • Depending on the medical condition of the said person, it may help lower blood pressure and improve cholesterol level and also prevent osteoporosis
  • Indian dances involve a rigorous activity that uses the larger muscle groups
  • There's a lot of music to dance to so it becomes a great way to meet people.
  • There are so many kinds of dancing; you can't get bored with it. It's fun! A lot of people go dancing to make friends in the dance scene.
  • Anyone can do it. If you've got some rhythm and aren't afraid to move your feet on the dance floor, you've got it made. (well, almost).
  • Conditions the body, increases energy, Helps keep the heart in shape and develops the circulatory system
  • Get more fun and enjoyment
  • Something to do with your Significant Other
  • Dance and stay young. Dancing is something you can do for the rest of your life. If you can dance well, people don't care if you are 20 or 70
  • It has been researched that it prevents Alzheimer later in life

There are more benefits than the one listed. I’m sure that these are sufficient enough to make you put on your dancing shoes! Come join the fun!

Queen Harish in desert of Jaisalmer !!!

Mar 11, 2016

Get, Set , Dance

Now that the promotions are ongoing for Jai Gangajal (Gangajal2), my fans often ask me how my experience was different from my stage performance. So here, I am putting my experiences before you.

Unlike my actual dance performance, on the sets the dance is broken up given the angular views, cuts and retakes that are so normal and routine to the film making process. Though I’m not much used to it – any experience that’s new is fun and I’m not the one to complain.

Another thing I liked about movie making was that when you’re in front of the camera, and nearly 20 people or more are looking at you at the same time – I found it amusing. On the stage, I’m the boss and on the sets I translate the Director’s vision into myperformance. This sets up my benchmarks on a higher level than before.

Discussing with the Director, the Choreographer and the Set Director about their expectations and their visualization of the scene is extremely important to fuse all that magic into my dance and rhythm.