Sunday, July 20, 2008

So you think you can Dance?

As you can see below, the last two weeks of FOX's prime time summer hit television series So you think you can Dance? have featured two Bollywood dances choreographed by Nakul Dev Mahajan. The first dance is of Katee and Joshua dancing to "Dhoom Taana" from Om Shanti Om. The reception and reactions were so great that they brought Bollywood back the next week, this time with the entire cast dancing to "JBJ" from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom.

As one of many Indians who stands guilty as charged of growing apart from our cultural roots, it is really great to see Indian dancing be showcased under the bright light that is American prime time television. Those of you who know me know that I have always believed in appreciating and promoting our Indian culture, especially Bollywood entertainment, which is so fascinating and fun that other nationalities love it too. How great is it to see a bunch of white, Asian, and black people dance to INDIAN music?