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Five dances in India that capture the magic of the country

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(CNN) — Whether it’s lyrical movements, classical Indian style or a hip-hop take on the wildly popular Bollywood genre, dance is, without a doubt, one of the great visual icons of India.”I think dance is what Indians are made up of,” Shiamak Davar, an influential Bollywood choreographer, tells CNN Travel. “Religious festivals, weddings, on the streets … we… continue reading »

Bollywood dance explained

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Bollywood dance explained Bollywood dance moves are now a familiar sight on Western TV and cinema screens. But what is the symbolism of the gestures, footwork and costumes drawn from classical Indian dance styles? Bollywood dance is easy on the eye. Dramatic facial expressions and cinematic pizzazz means any viewer, dance aficionado or not, can… continue reading »