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Watch “Jyothsna Bhat Mangalore|Germany: Semi-Classical cover on Manase Maya #MasalaCoffee” on YouTube

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Broderie  (see english version below)

Mon but pour ce projet était de dessiner sans utiliser les outils de dessin traditionnels, de créer un contraste entre la tradition et l'art moderne. C'est pourquoi j'ai choisi la broderie. Le défi consistait à créer un design qui s'opposerait à la tradition de la broderie et qui porterait un message supplémentaire dans un style minimaliste. J'ai trouvé que la danse classique était un thème parfait, en effet, c'est un symbole de tradition, de complexité et d'excellence, tout comme la broderie, j’ai voulu remettre en question cela avec un nouveau point de vue.

Les coupures aux chevilles sont une représentation simple mais significative des dommages principalement physiques mais aussi psychologiques que cause le ballet.

My goal for this project was to draw without using traditional drawing tools, to create a contrast between tradition and modern art. That is why I chose embroidery. The challenge was to create a design that would be opposing the tradition of embroidery and carry an additional message with a minimalistic style. I found classical dancing to be a perfect theme, indeed, it is a symbol of tradition, complexity and excellence, just like embroidery, I wanted to challenge that with a new point of view.

The cuts at the ankles are a simple yet meaningful representation of the mostly physical but also psychological damage that causes ballet.

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Being on stage…it’s a world within the world

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Dance is an art. Dance is one of the most beautiful forms of exercise. Dance is itself a class in itself that is limitless in types and can provide you benefits in countless ways.

It can improve your life in many ways and one of the most imperative is turning your self-assuring character into a highly-boosted self-confidence. Yes, what dance can to improve your self-esteem is well established and revered by dancers all around. In fact dance as a therapy to build your self-confidence brigs out only positive results.

So, how dance as an art form helps to build self-esteem and confidence? Read on to know:

·         Feel Good When You Learn Something New

Whether you are a beginner or have been dancing for years, learning new steps will make you feel sense of achievement. And the knowledge that you have the capacity to learn something new gives you great feeling about yourself.

·         Get Your Happy-Inducing Endorphins Going

If you are or aren’t ware, when our body releases the chemicals endorphins it makes us feel content and happy. Dance, as a form of physical exercise, helps release endorphins while also reducing stress-causing cortisol in the body.

·         You Feel Goal-Oriented

When you have a goal and you work towards that step-by-step it increases the competitiveness and in turn builds self-confidence. Dancers set goals, put their mind and body on that, practice hard and when they achieve the result it is a great booster.

·         Overcome Fear of Being Awkward

In start you might see yourself as being alienated. However when you dance for fun, start braving the dance floor, it helps to turn down the anxiety and the feeling of awkward fades away that helps gain confidence.

·         Overcome Negative Image Perception

You might have some limited or negative perception about your image. But dance helps to build a mind and body connection and tone the muscles through which you start seeing yourself in a positive way.

·         You Accept Your Body

Do you compare yourself to others feel negative about yourself? The potential to accept your body, appreciate its beauty, connect with its rhythm and movement is what dance will do for you.

·         You Stop Living in the Past

Dance makes you be in the present, it makes you flow along with life, it keeps you grounded and therefore you stop living in the past letting go of worries and stress.

·         Dance Stage Performance Generates Confidence

The more you dance, the more confident you become and when you are able to perform on stage overcome the nervousness, it makes you feel confident that you can step out to face any challenge.

·         You Develop a Sense of Community

The social structure you have including interpersonal ties, friendships and other social relations are a big confidence booster. Dancing with dancers around, in a team or in a class, will help you grow together, develop your community bonding and have a greater sense of confidence.

·         You Develop Your Communication Skills

Enhanced communication skills are a big plus for growing self-esteem. Dancing in a class, groups, parties and so will make you interact with others. And it helps to develop general communication skills.

·         You Have Increased Assertiveness and Reduced Shyness

When you decide to dance in front of an audience (public, or an instructor or other dancers) you push yourself to overcome the feeling of shyness with this exposure. Dancing also needs you to be clear and sharp with your movements which require some assertiveness. Dancing regularly you will develop such qualities in you.

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Dance helps you to express yourself that helps to convey your emotions in a beautiful way, and it helps to develop a better self-image. Are you ready to start dancing? Choose from the dance type and form that you find better equipped to grow your personality in.

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“In India, dance is considered to be divine in origin. The gods and goddesses not only take great delight in dance, drama and mime but many are great dancers themselves.”

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Fig.1. Nattuva Mela is a solo dance performed by women, and the nattuvangam (cymbals played for rhythmic support) is generally played by men. [📷 Sahapedia]

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Girl, dressed in traditional national costume, dancing classical indian dance Kuchipudi. Emotional gestures of indian dance kuchipudi.[📷 EdwardDerule]

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sometimes I just want to escape to some small town in europe, surrounded by mountains with a small population. everything’s simple and easier. i’d have a small art studio there’d be a town art gallery and a theatre, small cafés with golden lighting, cozy book stores and lamp-lit cobbled streets.

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but i also want to be obscenely rich and throw 18th/19th century style balls, complete with the ball gowns and suits and an orchestra. i’d also host delicate garden parties a few times a year where i’d invite all my friends.

If only the world wasn’t such a corrupt dung hole :’)

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“Dance to inspire, dance to freedom, life is about experiences so dance and let yourself become free.”  

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