Monday, 10 May 2021

Article - All roads lead to dance - Samyukta Ninan


"Many people have said many things. I can only say I did not consciously go after dance. It found me."
- Rukmini Devi Arundale

There are not many moments in life when opportunities knock at your door. This I have discovered. But when they do, I should say embrace them and not let them go. About three years back, as an educator teaching history for nearly 11 years in a private school in Delhi, I believed that my relationship with my students was merely based on content transaction. Today I have completely changed this view, and that happened when dance found me.

Being a student of history, I attach a huge importance to the origin of everything. The past appeals to me much more than the present. And this has helped me immensely in understanding dance. 

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  1. A very well written and an inspiring article. Loved the human connection that this article appeals for..

  2. This is very informative !
    Its true that the past appeals more than present .
    And i think every human should know about this ..
    Very well written👏👏

  3. Informative and innovative article

  4. Very well explained that dance can also be a part of social science class. Visual and performing arts are really very important in a classroom. We need to focus on it.

  5. t is an excellent and enriching piece. I truly believe that dance is for everybody. The noted American choreographer and dancer said -
    ' To dance, is to be out of yourself, larger, more beautiful, more powerful. [...] it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.'
    I am glad to find the hidden language of dance in your writing. Madhumanti Sengupta (Ma)

  6. Dance is a universal form of expression and connection. It's been around for centuries and has evolved into an art form that people can see in every corner of the world. I also like to continue my passion with Geethalayam Bharatanatyam.