I always enjoyed singing as a child. I grew up listening to tons of pop and Bollywood music, with a dash of rock and rap to be COOL. Indian classical music featured no where on my personal playlist or any one in my family. However, having got deeper into my pursuit of classical dance, I realized how dance and music were so inherently intertwined and that there was no escaping it if I wanted to be a better dancer.
When I lived in Singapore from 2013-2015, I had the classic "away-from-home-must-do-something-indian-to-stay-connected" syndrome, and ended up signing up for Tabla and Hindustani vocal music lessons at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society, where I was also teaching Kathak for a short-term project. I quit the Tabla after moving back to India, but continued with vocal music training. It gives me such joy to pursue this alongside my dance! I enjoy being able to sing for my students in class, to sing for the musicians during rehearsals, and most importantly, to have a more musical and therefore holistic approach to choreography, instead of simply movement or rhythm oriented, and I think this gradual transition has become evident in my dance too.
I gave my third music recital last week under my guru Revati Kamat ji @awiratnaad
It was a real struggle managing those rehearsals along with everything else going on in my life right now. But thanks to my guru's encouragement, I did it.
Classical music training has become an integral part of dance training at my institute @tridhaara_kathak
right from Year 1. I urge all classical dance students to consider taking up music lessons at some point to enhance their dance!
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