Posted: 03 August 2012 at 9:26pm | IP Logged
I have been reading all the posts here, and I totally respect you for making this topic! Finally a place to discuss dance without people trying to nitpick through posts.
The pareshaan kathak dance was beautiful, and nobody can take that away from Soumya or Raghav. At first I was a little confused by the song choice, I guess because we have become so used to seeing zero imagination in this department. But the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of that song for a kathak performance. From what I looked up (lol, I have zero dance training but love learning about it) kathak is about story telling... and the song really is very expressive in that sense. Combined with some of the detailed movements and Soumya's beautiful expressions, it came together to make sense how she is expressing her confused and conflicting feelings. Although there was no religious reference, I don't see how the idea of the song is different from those usually used in kathak. What a bad reason to give negative comments! I couldn't believe that Geeta - usually whining and crying about the lack of classical on stage - had nothing to say about Soumya's flawless dance and Raghav's excellent choreography.
I am soo happy to see praise for Raghav here, he has been a total revelation! He was the only person who stood out as unique to me in the third season of DID (which was probably the worst season by far!)... but he did used to seem kind of like eh I'll do what I want, whatever - types, but in DID LM he has stepped up so much. I love seeing his creativity! Such a lovely change from the typical interpretations of songs and dance. Though I do think sometimes he gets so excited in the details that the little moves start looking kinda tedious (esp in Soumya's recent solo)... but even then it is great to see someone actually putting thought into dance... definitely way better than uninspired acrobatics or jumping around! I also love seeing Raghav's genuine heart and personality shining through, so refreshing to see someone naturally easy-going and funny without being rude!
Another act I loved was that of Soumya with Ankita, it was too pretty! It was simple but beautiful, and I have never seen the song used that well in dance before. The whole act was so pleasing to the eyes, and it sure helped that both looked beautiful too! The Raghav and Ankita dance was adorable as well, Raghav looked so bowled over... I wish they had shown the full segment in the episode though. I also liked the dance Rohan and Gunjan did, the choreography was super cute and Gunjan really surprised me with her abilities... but the one that took the cake for me that day was Jeet the frog! How cute was that! The princess and the frog was a very sweet and age appropriate idea, and Jeet made it look so easy, going up and down and all around with the moves. It was a great episode overall, actually, everyone did pretty well. Rithvik was impressive in keeping up with the crazy amount of moves, but I do think he needs to clean up and smooth out his moves a little (for his future in JDJ).
One question... what was the fork and spoon dance about?!? SO RANDOM.