Originally posted by Rapier
Bingo! I'm actually very sick of hearing the masters say "at least you've attempted a different style" or "i know this is not your forte, so what you did was good." Forte or not... When you are in a competition and want to prove that you are dancing star, you have to MAKE every dance style your forte. Merely attempting it doesn't satisfy. I am hopeless in dancing. Would I be considered good if I just "attempted" hip hop? i think not! the grading criteria should not change according to the contestants' prior knowledge/skill in that dance form. It is unfair.
I know...its a very common mistake and quite annoying also. I don't even know how many times I have heard: you're versatile because you tried something new. That's bull.
In my high school, dance was offered as a physical ed class..it consisted of 4 different forms--- jazz, ballet, modern, swing dancing. I took it for a year but I'm not going to say I'm a VERSATILE dancer just because I attempted 4 different dance forms over the course of a year because really anybody with a basic knowledge of those forms will tell you how bad I am so really I'll just sound like an idiot.
Word on the masters saying at least you attempted something new. Its damn annoying now. I don't really care if its your forte or not..if you're going to perform a new style, then try your very best to do justice to it. If you don't, well better luck next time. if you performed well, great.
I do think Remo/Geeta have come down expecially hard on Raghav regarding the versatility issue..probably because of his popularity. He hasn't shown versatility yes and I myself doubt that he can be versatile. But he's been here for a week..he's done something like 4 performances. Yeah he was awkward yesterday and probably amongst the weakest yesterday. But I'm willing to give him some time now that Terence himself said he's going to put in the work to get Raghav to do different styles. Let's see what Terence does with Raghav...
Remo/Geeta almost made it seem like Raghva is the ONLY dancer who has not shown versatility which is laughable really..there are people in their groups who haven't even hit the v of versatility yet..
Edited by chocolover89 - 20 February 2012 at 4:06pm