I could never force myself to do sports, despite the modern obsession with fitness I survived till now without trying any kind of it.
Funny enough, due to my ballerina-like construction people suspect I spend hours and hours in a gym. Nothing doing! – my laziness and total dislike for sports was stronger than any other argument.
But somehow I felt a need for a physical activity.
Dancing! – thought I – that would do! It is beautiful, very enjoyable and still a good training.
Popular styles like Latin-American, jazz, hip hop or ball-dancing were not attractive enough and I went for Indian classical dance (what else would you expect?), and that was very brave of me.
I found out that the style I chose is considered to be the most difficult among all the 6 classical dances – but it was too late to give up.
A few words about this art:
Kuchipudi is a fascinating Indian dance form that combines the intricate movements of classical dance with the narrative theatrical elements of drama. The result is a unique dance form that is easy to understand narrative in style, with fast rhythms, vivid expressions, and intricate graceful movements. (more…)