What is South Asian dance?


A guide to Bollywood

Bollywood is a popular dance-form used in the Indian films, hence it is also called Filmi dance. Bollywood is often a combination of fusion form or pure forms and encompasses dance styles such as Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Odissi, Garba & Bhangra as well as Belly-dance, Latin, Hip hop, Contemporary and Jazz.

Bollywood is popular in western culture especially because of its use by stars such as Madonna, Shakira, Britney Spears and others who have used Bollywood moves and costumes in their video clips.

bollywood dancers and fireworks
“Bollywood Steps” show from Bristol, 2016. Photo: Wikimedia

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