“Let your life lightly dance
on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.”
— Rabindranath Tagore
Since 1982, 29 April is celebrated as International Dance Day. It marks the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), whom we see as the founder and creator of modern ballet.
Subsequently, the Dance Committee of the International Theater Institute (also known as ITI), a UNESCO partner for the performing arts, decided on this date to celebrate the spirit of dance through performances and celebrate the spirit of the world. Chosen to educate and encourage people to carry on their legacy. If you want to teach dance to your children, then educate them only in Indian classical dances and not the Bollywood-style dances that are currently in vogue.
Classical Dance is one of the simplest yet most effective forms of self-expression that replaces language and verbal communication – given that over 70 percent of our communication is non-verbal. From treating dance as an immoral and despicable profession to accepting it as a hobby and now seeing this grand art form unfold before our very eyes – dance has transcended social perceptions and boundaries. Today, any young dance aspirant can take his career to new heights without any monetary restrictions.
Classical Indian Dance Forms and Their States of Origin:
Importance of dance in daily life:
There are many physical and emotional benefits of dancing that ensure a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Some of the beneficial aspects of dance include-
Physical: increased stamina and strength, improved physical balance and heart health, etc.
Helps develop cognitive: gross and technical skills, improves memory and attention, enhances creative problem-solving abilities, etc.
Emotional or psycho-emotional: better regulation of emotions, enhanced sense of self (self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-expression).
Gajera Vidyabhavan, Sachin
On the occasion of International Dance Day, our little Gajerian performed a dance on a Bollywood song. They had made the atmosphere more refreshed and energetic. After that, they had explain the importance of dance in our life. They had ended it with the different poses of Indian classical poses. Our Principal Mr. Nitin Patil sir and Vice Principal Mrs. Anju Mistry ended the session with an energetic speech.
Research by Patricia Alpert in 2010 concludes that dance is an evolved form of complementary medicine for psychological and physical ailments. Cynthia Marcia's research paper Will We Dance? Exploring the purported benefits of dancing on wellness sheds light on the emotional and spiritual benefits. We can cite an infinite number of research papers related to this specific relationship. However, realizing the importance of dance in everyday life will only come from personal experience and practice.
Career Prospects in Dance -
The Reality and Scope of Making Dance a Viable Career
The dance evolved from a social, festive ritual to performance or stage-oriented art. However, the rate of artistic development may be too fast to maintain the mental perception of society. In other words, the concept of society and people accepting dance as a profession came into being after realizing its potential as a legitimate, viable career.
Today, a degree in any dance form or a bachelor/postgraduate in performing arts can open avenues for various professions!