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All About Bollywood

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Brendan Adair

on 28 April 2015

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Transcript of All About Bollywood

Bollywood dancing
This is an example of Professional Bollywood dancing.
Some Simple Dance Moves
Here are some simple Bollywood dance moves:

Nomaskar:
To ask mother earth for permission to dance on her ground (squat, touch ground, touch eyes, stand up and bring arms above head, bring hands into prayer position on chest).
Basic Hip Shake
(put all of your body weight on one foot, pick up other foot so that it is on toes, put hands on hips, move hips side to side, slighty bending legs)
Lotus Hands
(curl fingers, cross hands infront of chest, raise hands above head, shake hands downwards as if you are spreading seeds)

All About Bollywood
The name "Bollywood" was created by combining the country name Bombay (which is now Mumbai) and Hollywood. It originated in Mumbai, India and is a mixture of belly dancing, kathak, Indian folk, western, and modern jazz. In the late 50's and 60's, group dances began to evolve in Bollywood films and choreographers started managing larger groups of dancers. Bollywood is now the largest film industry in terms of number of films produced.
Our Bollywood Dance
Costumes
Here is an example of the male and female costumes Bollywood dancers would wear:
Durk a dur
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