June 21, 2022

Incredible Choreography Combines Traditional Indian Dance With the Swagger of Hip Hop

Dance is a way to showcase culture. For choreographer and dancer Usha Jey, it’s also a way to show love and respect. Trained in the Indian classical dance of Bharatnatyam, she uses elements of the traditional technique and pairs it with the hip-hop style. The result is an electrifying combination in which the precise movement of Bharatnatyam seamlessly blends into the swagger of hip-hop, all set to contemporary rap songs.

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February 16, 2021

9-Year-Old Dance Prodigy Dances Her Way Through the Day To Reach 10,000 Steps

In a Swedish health campaign, 9-year-old dance prodigy Lilyana Ilunga dances her way to 10,000 steps in order to encourage kids to live a more active lifestyle, while also showing them that it can be fun. Non-profit organization Generation Pep—which organized the Dance 10.000 initiative—was started by the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria “with the vision that all children and young people in Sweden should have the ability and desire to live an active and healthy life.

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November 25, 2020

Photographer Omar Z. Robles on His Sensational Images of Ballet Dancers Around the World [Podcast]

For the past few years, photographer Omar Z. Robles has been making waves with his dance photography—specifically, his ability to merge classical dance with the urban environment has sparked an enormous following. Robles travels the world— from New York City to Hong Kong to Cuba to Melbourne—and works with local ballet dancers.

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