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Transcript of Bollywood


By:Luisa, Brooke, Jackie, & Cynthia

Background Of the Term Bollywood
Cultural Significance
Techniques- Hand Symbols and Meanings
Techniques- Genre of Dance
Term usually refers to the cinema as a whole; which includes acting, singing, and dancing.
Referred as Hindi Cinema (Hindi means Dance)
The term Bollywood is a combination of two words;
Bolly- Bombay (which now the city Mumbai)
Wood- Hollywood
Like Hollywood is the center of movies here in the U.S., Bollywood is the center of movies in India.
Shukatuna Hasta
Alapadma Hasta
Chastura Hasta
History of Bollywood Cinema
In 1899 Harischandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar
1931 Alam Ara was created by Ardeshir Irani and screened in Bombay.
In 1937 he created the first color filmed
The Golden Age was from the late 1940s to the 1960
Right after India's independence from Britain.
Some of the most critically acclaimed films were produced during this time such as Awaara.
History of Bollywood Dance
Sanskrit Dramas.
In theses films include music, dance , and vibrant colors.
In the beginning of Bollywood, the first dancers were males.
In 1917 the Women's Suffrage happened and the women gained equal rights in 1947.
In 1970 the cinema began Indian Mafia movies.
Women dancing became more common during the period of time.
Indian clothing is traditional
The traditional clothing for men is the dhoti and the kurta
Indian dance has a tradition of more than 2,000 years.
Our Explanation & Conclusion
Impact on Society
Older Movies
The Dance in older movies are primarily modeled in Indian Dance
Classical Indian dance
Northern Historic Indian Folk Tales

Newer Movies
The newer movies combines several styles of dance
Belly Dance
Kathak-story telling-classical
Indian folk
Western Popular
Western Erotic Dance
Western,Southern, and Central Asia.
Independence Day, Diwali, and weddings.

In 2008, England produced a movie called "Slumdog Millionaire"


We chose this style of dance because we wanted to challenge our selves. None of us have practiced this style of dance so it was a learning experience. We also wanted to be different than any other group and go for a middle eastern dance. We chose the song "JAI HO". It is a very known and common song because of the movie "Slumdog Millionare". Plus it is very upbeat and energetic.

Bollywood comes from a very rich background and it is very important to the Indian culture. It is a very difficult,energetic,and a intriguing dance.
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